Come and hear about what makes boards work and what it is like being on the board of a large organisation.
Join in the discussion with the expert panel of three experienced board directors:
- why they serve on company boards
- what the role requires and
- what makes a board truly successful.
This will be a dynamic, interactive event with topic areas inspired by attendees - write your question in the event Ticket Request. Also at the event there will be a chance to ask your own questions of this senior panel all of whom are Warwick Alumni.
18:30 (no earlier please!) Registration & networking with coffee
19:00 Panel discussion
20:30 Networking at the Carpenters Arms nearby
The event will be chaired by Louise Redmond, Director Law Debenture and former Human Resources Director of the Bank of England and DLMBA graduate.
Our panel is: Keith Bedell-Pearce, Rosemary Thorne & Andrew Carr-Locke.
Keith Bedell-Pearce OBE
Keith is the non-executive chairman and majority shareholder of 4D Data Centres Ltd. He is senior independent director of F&C Asset Management plc a FTSE 250 company and a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the Royal Society. Having chaired a number of private and public sector boards Keith has extensive experience in evaluating board effectiveness.
Having gained an MSc at the then fledgling WBS in 1969. Keith is a member of the WBS Advisory Board, an Honorary Professor of the School, a lay member of the University Council and the university’s Honorary Treasurer.
Rosemary is currently a Non-Executive Director of Santander UK and Smurfit Kappa Group plc. She was Group Finance Director of Ladbrokes plc until April 2007, Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes plc until September 2007 and Senior Independent Director on the Board of Virgin Radio Holdings Limited until June 2008.
Previously, she was Group Financial Controller of Grand Metropolitan Public Limited Company (prior to its merger with Guinness plc to become Diageo plc) and spent almost eight years as the Group Finance Director of J Sainsbury plc. She joined the Board of Bradford & Bingley plc in 1999 as Group Finance Director, initially working on its demutualisation and flotation, resulting in a place in the FTSE 100 in December 2000. She remained in this role for a further five years. She has been a member of Warwick University Council, the RSA Council, the Financial Reporting Council; a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel for nine years and a member of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors Main Committee for 15 years.
As well as a Warwick graduate in Mathematics & Economics Rosemary is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute Global Management Accountants & a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
Andrew graduated from Warwick Business School in 1974. Having made many of his fellow students ill with his cooking whilst at Warwick he realised his prospects as a chef were limited and pursued a career in Management Accountancy leading to Finance Director roles at Kodak, Bowater Scott and Diageo. His more recent executive career includes main board positions at Courtaulds Textiles and George Wimpey and currently Countryside Properties Plc where he is Executive Chairman. Andrew has held Non Executive Directorships at AWG, Royal Mail, Venture Production and currently Dairy Crest where he chairs the Audit Committee.
You can pose a question in advance to help shape the panel debate by completing the section in the Event Registration/Ticket. Please note that not all advance questions will be asked directly but will inform the chair's choice of initial questions. You will be able to ask specific questions during the Q&A.
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The Warwick Winter Ball (in London)
The London Group and the WBS External Relations team invite you to join us for an evening of food, fun and friendship at the black tie Winter Ball on Friday 7th December at the Victory Services Club, near Marble Arch.
The event is great value as for just £69 you will get champagne, a four-course meal, wine & entertainment, in a wonderful room decorated for the occasion.
You can book a ticket just for you & sit on a table with new friends… or why not bring someone with you? Or better still, get a group of you together?
You could also stay over in London and make a weekend of it.
Find out more and purchase a ticket
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Warwick London Alumni Network (W.L.A.N)
The Warwick London Alumni Network (W.L.A.N) was formed in late 2009. We develop relationships amongst members and offer a balanced programme of business-oriented and social events for alumni and others with connections to Warwick and WBS.
The aim of the group is to build on the work of the Corporate Relations Team to create an identity & meeting place for London based Warwick graduates (both University & Business School).
We seek to encourage graduate engagement by organising interesting and fun events and other initiatives so that they too may give something back that will benefit the wider Warwick graduate community in London.
Don't let the Warwick experience end just because you have graduated ;)
Lead Ambassador - email@example.com
07876 218022 - Tracy Lynch - Warwick Business School
07809 682703 - KC Chan