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So You Want To Be a Non-Executive Director?

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Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Club


A workshop that explores the role of the non-executive director and what is needed to be an effective member of the board.


This workshop looks at the duties and liabilities of being a non-executive director, 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 day is designed to be interactive and finishes with an opportunity to hear from a very experienced non-executive director about their personal experiences followed by the opportunity to network with speakers and fellow delegates informally at a drinks reception.

Topics included:

Effective Behaviour in the Boardroom
Legal Liabilities and Corporate Governance
Getting Your First Role
Life as a Non-Executive: A Personal View
Here is the following agenda for the event

10.00: Registration and coffee

10.30: Welcome and Introduction - Steve Playford Global Director, Financial Times Career Management and Lesley Stephenson Publisher, The Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club

10.45: Session 1 Effective Behaviour in the Boardroom Patrick Dunne D3O

12.00:Session 2 Legal Liabilities and Corporate Governance Paul Dickson Slaughter and May

13.00: Governance Case Study

13.30: LUNCH

14.15: Session 3 Getting Your First Role Peter Reichwald Harvey Nash

15.30: Session 4 So what does a NED Actually do – An introduction to the Audit and Remuneration Committees Mariano Godino and James Watts EY

16.15: TEA BREAK

16.30: Remuneration and Audit Committee Case Study

17.30: Session 5 Life as a non-executive: A Personal View Murray Steele Experienced Chair and Non-Executive

18:00:Networking Drinks Reception


Dates Avaliable





This workshop is aimed at senior executives currently working as a non-executive director or thinking about adding a non-exec role to their portfolio.


  • Location: London
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2582
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: So You Want To Be a Non-Executive Director?
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Cost: £750 (Ex VAT)
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