Designed for individuals who are thinking about becoming a non-executive director, the 'So You Want To Be A Non-Executive Director?' workshop looks at the duties and liabilities of being a NED, effective boardroom behaviour and how to go about getting that all-important first role, with advice on how to present your CV and tips on interview techniques.
The workshop is designed to be interactive and is run by recognised experts in their field. It is followed by an online networking session to give you the opportunity to meet informally with our speakers and fellow delegates.
Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning.
- Get a better understanding of the role of a NED, including the key differences between an executive and a non-executive director
- Become more familiar with the softer skills needed to be an effective NED
- Understand how boards are structured
- Learn and discuss subjects with some leading experts and experienced non-executive directors
- Find out how you can secure that all important first role
- Network with like-minded professionals
- Effective behaviour in the boardroom
- Legal liabilities and corporate governance
- Board structure and dynamics
- Life as a non-executive: a personal view from an experienced NED
- Building a portfolio career
- The opportunities and risks of being an NED
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Natalie has a broad corporate and commercial practice, acting for a range of domestic and international corporate clients. Her practice has a particular focus on public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, and general advisory matters. Recent highlights include advising Whitbread PLC on its sale of Costa to The Coca-Cola Company, GKN plc on its defence against a share and cash unsolicited offer by Melrose Industries plc and the Wellcome Trust on a recommended cash offer for Urban&Civic plc.
Patrick Dunne is an experienced Chair with extensive experience of working with boards in Europe, Asia and North America. Currently Chair of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa as well as Chair of the oversight board for the Chartered Management Consultant and trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.
Executive experience with Air Products and 3i Group plc where he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating Committee and Chairman of its Operational Risk forum.
Author of the award-winning “Boards” and three other successful books on the subject and was a member of the Higgs Review.
He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises, most notably with Leap Confronting Conflict where he is Patron and was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, with ESSA, the EY Foundation and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006. Warwick in Africa has now benefitted over 750,000 young Africans with transformed Maths and English teaching.
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Director - Board Practice
Peter Reichwald – Director, Board Practice and Founder of Engage, Executive Search Harvey Nash plc. Peter has 17 years’ experience in Board level recruitment. He joined Harvey Nash seven years ago as a consultant in both our Board, and Government and Public Sector Practices.
Peter has extensive experience of appointing Chairmen and Non-Executive Directors across the private and public sectors. Peter leads the Not-for-Profit practice recruiting Chairs, Trustees, CEOs and members of senior management teams. Peter is recognised as a trusted advisor to clients and candidates alike. In addition he has a specialism in managing volume recruitment and in working with professional regulatory bodies.
Peter is particularly respected for bringing diversity forward and founded Harvey Nash’s Engage network connecting business leaders from all cultural backgrounds which, together with the Inspire network and its reach to senior women, enables Peter to increasingly bring diversity of thought to his and colleagues’ candidate lists.
Before entering the recruitment sector Peter had experience of both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Apart from being a Trustee of World Jewish Relief, he chairs the Residents’ Association for a 63 flat block in central London and is a regular speaker at the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Club seminars. Peter is also an accredited Workplace and Employment Mediator.
Murray launched Cranfield School of Management’s Non-Executive Director Seminar in 1997 and has also delivered NED development programmes for the UK Venture Capital [since 2002] and Eastern European Investment Banking industries [since 2001]. In total over 5000 current and aspiring NED’s have attended his programmes both in the UK and internationally.
Murray likes to practise what he preaches and during his career has held over 25 NED and chairman positions in virtually every type of organisation. He is currently Chairman of LINX - the London Internet Exchange; Octopus Apollo plc – one of the largest listed VCT’s in the UK and Surface Generation – a fast growing high tech advanced manufacturing company and a NED of James Walker Group – an international engineering group.
Murray is the Course Director for the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma, the FT’s flagship NED Development Programme and the FT’s two day Effective NED programme.