Non-Executive Directors: How to have the right impact in the boardroom
A panel event to address the hot topics of boardroom culture and corporate governance, essential for consideration by the aspiring and experienced NED.
Consisting of an expert panel of guest speakers, we are delighted that these include experienced international Non-Executive Director and Chairman Frank Lewis; board leadership speaker Kay Ellen Consolver; and Mark Cardale, who writes and lectures extensively on corporate governance and related topics, and is the current editor of A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance. Their full speaker bios are provided further below.
The format of the evening is as follows:
18:55 - Registration opens & welcome drink provided
19:15 - Panel introduction
19:20 - Panel discussion
20:15 - Audience Q&A
20:30 - NED networking opportunity
21:00 - Event close
As with all NEDonBoard events, refreshments and light nibbles will be provided, and their will be plenty of opportunity to network - one of the crucial elements to being offered or placed in a NED role.
Kay Ellen Consolver is an experienced global executive and board director in the oil & gas, mining and power industries bringing expertise in global market expansion, corporate governance and risk management from her 20 years as a senior executive at ExxonMobil and her work as a Non-Executive director and special advisor to these industries.
In 2016, she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in Worldwide Who’s Who for achievement of the Highest Order. In 2015, Cranfield University School of Management selected her as one of “100 Women to Watch” in their ‘Female FTSE Board Report’ and Brummell magazine honoured her in 2013 as one of 30 Inspirational Women on Boards in London.
Currently, Kay Ellen serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of African Power Corporation, which is raising funds to invest in a diversified portfolio of power assets in Africa to address Africa's chronic power shortage. She also serves on the Supervisory Board of Thyssen Petroleum, a privately held oil & gas company, with offices in Houston and Alaska for its properties in Louisiana and Alaska and in Monaco to oversee acquisition and development of properties in the Middle East.
Mark Cardale writes and lectures extensively on corporate governance and related topics, and is the current editor of A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance, published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2014.
Mark worked for many years as a corporate lawyer with Slaughter and May, and acquired an interest in governance while head of the firm’s then New York office during the era of Enron and other corporate accounting scandals in the US. Subsequently he worked with AIM companies as a partner in a smaller firm in London. He is a charity trustee.
Frank Lewis is a seasoned and internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director. Frank has become known for, amongst other things, his knowledge of corporate governance and regularly writes around the subject for the board level audience. He has a demonstrable track record of operational success spanning 25 years as Finance Director, CEO, Non Exec Director and Chairman. With substantial international experience including Europe, China, Africa and Middle East, Frank consequently has a sound understanding of various cultures and working practices and he successfully manages a diverse portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships. His specialties also include IPO’s, Chair of Audit and Remuneration Committees, with experience in a number of industry sectors including industrial, technology and natural resources.
NEDonBoard is the professional body for non-executive directors - should you have any valuable knowledge to share with your fellow NEDs you can highlight this to Liv Noble (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the event.
For testimonials from previous events, please see below:
- ‘As an experienced NED but looking to further develop my NED career I found the session very useful and pragmatic - Thanks!’
- ‘Overall, it was very useful and interesting and it "did what it said on the tin".’
- ‘Interesting to listen to fellow colleagues in the board space their ideas. Some good practical tips for NEDs.’
- ‘Good session & interesting presentations. very good programme.’
- ‘Most enjoyable; Q&A great!’
Connection and Knowledge are essential aspects of building a non-executive director career and learning from the best is always a great way to progress.
The event offers the opportunity to get insights into the role of Non-Executive Directors, pose questions to the panel during a Q&A session, and expand your network with fellow Board Members afterwards.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
email@example.com is the easiest way as we love to keep a record. Liv Noble is our event manager, Liv.firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become a NEDonBoard member?
We review every profile to ensure one can thrive in their non-exec career. You need to apply here: https://www.nedonboard.com/uk-largest-non-execs-network/
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as you update the details before the event. There is a security check at the entrance of the building. We need all names before the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, just send us an email: email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes or your ID.
How many attendees?
Our events are designed for 40 to 60 members.
What will be the format of the evening?
Three parts. A panel discussion will adress the questions presented above followed by an interactive session. Network opportunities to conclude...always served with a glass of wine.
Can I participate if I am not a NEDonBoard member?
Yes, you can attend events as a non-member. Our events are designed for, and will most benefit, aspiring and experienced non-executive directors, and board members. If you are serious about your non-exec career then we recommend you join NEDonBoard, your professional organisation.