The Effective Non-Executive Director Programme is a two day intensive course aimed at both new and existing non-executive directors. This workshop covers in detail the role of a NED as well as the behavioural aspects of the role. It will also help you with how to make an effective contribution to the board.
- The Legal Responsibilities of an NED
- Corporate Governance
- The Role of the Remuneration Committee
- The Role of the Audit Committee
- Finding an NED position
- Characteristics of Effective Boards
- Boardroom Dynamics
- Personal Behaviour in the Boardroom
- Characteristics of Effective Non-Executive Directors
- Strategic Thinking for NEDs
Delegates to this highly interactive event benefit from having the opportunity to interact with leading experts on these topics and hear a personal view from experienced non-executive directors.
Spaces for this workshop are limited, this is to ensure that each delegate benefits from the practical sessions and can make the most of the networking opportunities.
Past delegates have included senior executives from Coca Cola, AstraZeneca, Waitrose, National Express, Emirates and RBS.
Agenda - 01 March
- 08:30amRegistration & Coffee
- 09:00amWelcome and personal introductions
- 09:30amThe Legal Responsibilities of an NED
- 11:15amCorporate Governance
- 13:30pmGovernance Case Study
- 15:00pmThe Role of the Remuneration Committee
- 16:30pmThe Role of the Audit Committee
- 17:45pmGuest speaker
- 18:30pmNetworking Drinks Reception
Agenda - 02 March
- 08:30amCharacteristics of effective boards
- 10:00amBoardroom dynamics
- 12:00pmPersonal behaviour in the boardroom
- 13:30pmCharacteristics of effective non-executive directors
- 15:00pmCase study
- 16:00pmStrategic thinking for NEDs
- 16:45pmFinal questions - Review of the programme
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Murray launched Cranfield School of Management’s Non-Executive Director Seminar in 1997 and has also delivered further courses for the UK Venture Capital [since 2002] and Eastern European Investment Banking industries [since 2001]. In total over 5000 current and aspiring NEDs have attended his programmes.
Murray likes to practise what he preaches and during his career has held over 20 NED and chairman positions in virtually every type of organisation. He is currently Chairman of LINX – the London Internet Exchange – and Octopus Apollo plc and Surface Generation; and a non-executive director of James Walker Group.
Murray also runs the FT’s two-day programme for Non-Executive Directors, The Effective Non-Executive Director, which is seen as the next step in the FT’s suite of personal development programmes after So You Want to be a Non-Executive Director?
Andrew, who is a solicitor, is a founding member of EY’s Corporate Governance team providing advice and insight to boards and companies. He also leads EY’s UK Regulatory and Public Policy team and is responsible for addressing key national and international regulatory and policy matters affecting EY and its clients.
Andrew is a member of corporate governance committees at the CBI, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Quoted Companies Alliance.
He is a regular speaker on corporate governance including EY’s independent director networks. He is the chair and partner sponsor for the EY’s Mid-Market Independent Director Programme and the EY partner sponsor for the FT Non-Executive Directors’ Club including being a trainer for them on corporate governance and becoming a charity trustee.
Andrew recently chaired a ICAEW group of audit partners from the largest UK audit firms to produce a report on the risks and opportunities facing the UK construction sector. He regularly meets with listed company boards and audit committees to help them work through the effects about regulatory and corporate governance change.
In his spare time, he spends time with his family and enjoys food, travel, cycling and Twitter. He is a trustee of Bliss the charity for premature babies and the Chair of its Risk Committee. He is also a prize winning home-brewer.
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Simon studied law at Oxford University and then obtained a masters degree from Leicester University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1994. He went on to complete an MBA at INSEAD, graduating with distinction in July 1995 and joined the private equity team at SJ Berwin in August 1995. Simon's practice is now focused on private equity fund formation and related advice, acting for the UK government on its Enterprise Capital Fund project as well as many leading European venture capital and buyout houses. Simon became a partner in May 2001. He is also the firm's Professional Service Partner, working with all parts of the firm to ensure that service delivery standards are consistently high. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the London School of Economics.
Sean is the founder of Boardroom Dialogue and focuses on undertaking Board Effectiveness Reviews, Business Coaching and being a sounding board for Chairs of Remuneration Committees.
Until December 2013 he was a Senior Partner in PwC’s Human Resource Services group and spent the majority of his time dealing with Boardroom issues. He advised global companies on all aspects of Executive Remuneration across all sectors of the economy. Sean has a particular interest in corporate governance, for example, he led PwC’s work on Board Effectiveness Reviews for public and private companies.
Sean also sees matters from the other side of the table as he is a Non - Executive Director on the Remuneration Committee of the Rugby Football Union and also at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Eamonn McGrath has been an audit partner for over 20 years and is based in EY’s London office.
He specialises in advising listed companies that are multinationals and multi–locational and also property groups. His clients are across the quoted spectrum including FTSE 100 and 250 and small caps. He has advised boards on three continents – Europe, Asia and North America – on topics including Stock Exchange transactions, e.g. new listings, acquisitions and disposals and rights issues and refinancing. Eamonn is member of EY’s UK Professional Standards Panel.
Patrick Dunne has extensive experience of working with boards in Europe, Asia and North America. He is currently Chairman of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities the EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa and also of the Chartered Management Institute’s Board of Companions. Patrick is also member of the advisory boards of Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the FT NED club and a former chairman of smart materials business D3O. His executive experience includes 26 years in a variety of investment and management roles with 3i Group plc where, until 2012, he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chairman of its Operational Risk forum. From 1990 to 1997 he built a resource of over 600 experienced directors who were appointed to over 2,000 boards for 3i in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The programme he established became widely recognised as a model of adding value and a leader in best practice. As a member of the Higgs review in 2003 Patrick has also played a role in shaping governance policy for UK listed companies.The author of three successful books on the subject, Patrick has helped to establish many successful courses on board skills over the last twenty years including for the BVCA, EVCA, FT and ICAEW and helped Chairman across a wide range of sectors to transform the effectiveness of their boards. These have included start-ups; buy out businesses, long established family companies as well as major public organisations. Today he provides this service through Boardelta. Patrick has a passion for education and was a member of the General Council of the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2015. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and former member of Business in the Community’s education leadership group. He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises using venture philanthropy techniques, most notably with Leap where he was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006. Warwick in Africa has now benefited over 280,000 young Africans with transformed Maths and English teaching.
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FT Non-Executive Directors' Club
Lesley Stephenson is the Publisher of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club and also of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.
She has specialised in corporate governance since publishing the Cadbury Report on behalf of the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute and the ICAEW NED Special Interest Group.
She has been the Publisher of the Club since 2003, she was the driving force behind the development of the FT NED Diploma and continues to oversee it.
She also publishes the leading monthly newsletter on corporate governance, Governance, which has been around for over 20 years covering governance developments and best practice world-wide.
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FT Career Management
Steve has 24 years experience in the commercial departments of global news content providers, firstly with The Telegraph Media Group where he ran various vertical sector print and digital publications and latterly with The Financial Times, where he is currently the Global Director of Financial Times Career Management (FTCM). His remit includes the running of exec-appointments.com, the FT Non-Executive Directors' Club and the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma and the Business Education franchise. He has been involved with the FT NED Diploma from conception through to it's current state of being the most recognised, robust and credible formal qualification for independent directors in the world.