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London Past events

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 2 May 2018

Hosted by Hogan Lovells, London


Keynote speakers: Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc and Sir Mike Rake, Chairman, Phoenix Global Resources plc

> See programme

Chairmen attending:

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Mike Rake

John Barton

Sir Win Bischoff

Sir Sandy Crombie

Adam Crozier

Gareth Davis

Paul Drechsler

Iain Ferguson

Douglas Flint

Sir Peter Gershon

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Charles Gregson

Sir Ian Powell

Eivind Reiten

Simon Rowlands 

Robert Swannell

David Thomlinson

Thomas Thune Andersen

Mark Yallop

Olga Zoutendijk

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Former Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Founding Partner

Chairman

Former Managing Director

Chairman

Committee Member

Former Chairman

BAE Systems plc

Phoenix Global Resources plc

easyJet plc

Financial Reporting Council

National Westminster Bank plc

Whitbread plc

DS Smith plc

Bibby Line Group Ltd

Stobart Group Ltd

HSBC Holdings plc

National Grid plc

Just Group plc

NEX Group plc

Capita plc

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Africa Platform Capital

UK Government Investments Ltd

Accenture

Lloyd's Register Group Ltd

Bank of England

ABN Amro Group NV

Olga Zoutendjik

Iain Ferguson

Sir Philip Hampton

John McFarlane

John Allan

John Barton

Sir Dick Olver

Henk Breukink

Ruth Caimie

Mike Clasper

Sir Sandy Crombie

Paul Drechsler

Andy Kemp

Giancario Aliberti

Alexander Anton

Florence Bachelard-Bakal

Kevin Ellis

Mike McTighe

Sir Tom Mckillop

Simon Rowlands

Phil Smith

Steve Webster

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman   

Chairman 

Board Member    

Independent Board Member

Independent NED

Chairman

Senior Independent NED

Chairman

Partner

Partner

Chairman

Regional Head

Chairman

Chairman

Board Member

Founding Partner

Regional Chairman

Non-Executive Director

ABN Amro Group NV

Stobart Group Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Barclays plc

Tesco plc

easyJet plc

Sand Hill Petroleum BV

ING Group NV

Rolls Royce Holdings plc

Coats Group plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Bibby Line Group Ltd

PwC

Apax Partners LLP

Legacy Portfolio

EBRD

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Igas Energy plc

Almirall SA

Africa Platform Capital

Cisco Systems

Kodak Alaris Holdings Ltd

“A clearly articulated value proposition is key to landing your first big board role. You need to think deeply about this,be realistic about your first board appointment and build a
network; people need to know that you exist and what you have to offer!”

Olga Zoutendijk, Chairman, ABN AMRO Group

2017

Professional Boards Forum Event – 29 November 2017

Hosted by PwC, London

Keynote speakers: Olga Zoutendijk, Chairman, ABN Amro Group NV and Iain Ferguson, Chairman, Stobart Group Ltd

> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Liz Airey

Dame Helen Alexander 

Andrew Allner

Alexander Anton 

Vindi Banga  

Ian Barlow    

Sir Win Bischoff    

Julian Cazalet

Sir Sandy Crombie

Paul Drechsler

Kevin Ellis

Iain Ferguson CBE

Chris Gibson-Smith

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton

Dr Tony Hayward

Andy Kemp

Colin Matthews

Sir Tom Mckillop

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Sir Dick Olver 

Simon Rowlands

David Thomlinson

Mark Yallop 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

SID 

NED   

Chairman    

Chairman

SID 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Formerly: Chairman 

A Founding Partner

Formerly: Managing Director

Independent NED

2016

Professional Boards Forum Event – 8 November 2016
Keynote speakers were Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc and Charles Gregson, Chairman, ICAP plc
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Jupiter Fund Management plc

UBM plc

Marshalls plc

Legacy Portfolio

GlaxoSmithKline plc

HM Revenue & Customs

Financial Reporting Council

Herald Investment Trust plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Groupl plc

Bibby Line Group Ltd

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Berendsen plc

JRP Group plc

ICAP plc

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Glencore plc

PwC

Shanks Group plc

Evolva Holding plc

Hermes Equity Ownership services Ltd

BAe Systems plc

Cinven Ltd

Accenture

Prudential Regulatory Authority

“Most companies have an NED induction process, but, if they don’t, sit down with the Company Secretary and work one out. Spend time in the business and find out what the customer experience is like. Observe and work out the board dynamics – a board is most effective if it is cohesive and works together. Spend time with the Chairman to understand the expectations and after sixmonths ask him or her how
you are doing!”

Charles Gregson, Chairman, ICAP plc

John Barton

Brian Birkenhead

Bruce Carnegie-Brown

Dame Alison Carnwath

Vivienne Cox

Sir Sandy Crombie

Roger Devlin

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton

Harry Henderson

Dennis Holt

Sir Martin Jacomb

Andy Kemp

Sir Dick Olver

Dr Gill Rider

David Thomlinson

David Tyler

Catherine Woods

Mark Yallop

Chairman

Formerly: Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman 

SID 

ND  

Chairman    

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman

Formerly: Chairman 

Partner

Formerly: Chairman

Chair

Formerly: Director

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Next plc, easyJet plc

Caffyns plc

Moneysupermarket.com Group plc

Land Securities Group plc

Vallourec SA

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Marston's plc

JRP Group plc

ICAP plc

GSK plc

Witan Investment Trust plc

Beazley plc

Share plc

PwC

BAe Systems plc

University of Southampton

Accenture

J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc

EBS Ltd

Prudential Regulatory Authority

“All boards have difficult issues to deal with and have to be at the front and centre when it comes to the company’s reputation. If a board is doing its job well it should be seeking information at all levels in the organisation and be bold with auditors to find out what they really think.”

Sir Dick Olver, former Chairman

of BAE Systems plc and Senior Advisor

to HSBC Holdings plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 18 May 2016
Keynote speakers were Sir Dick Olver, former Chairman, BAE Systems plc and John Barton, Chairman, Next plc and easyJet plc.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Liz Airey

John Allan

Sir Win Bischoff

Sir Peter Bonfield

Mike Clasper

Vivienne Cox

Sir Sandy Crombie

Paul Drechsler

Iain Ferguson, CBE

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Andrew Gould

Charles Gregson

Peter Hickson

Dennis Holt

Andy Kemp

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

Nigel Rich

Simon Rowlands

David Thomlinson

Michael Treschow

Mark Yallop

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Senior Independent NED 

President

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Partner

Chairman

Chairman

A Founding Partner

Formerly: Director

Chairman

Independent NED

Jupiter Fund Management plc

Tesco plc

Financial Reporting Council

NXP Semiconductors NV

Coats plc

Vallourec SA

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

CBI

Berendsen plc

Partnership Assurance Group plc

BG Group plc

ICAP plc

Chemring Group plc & Communisis plc

Beazley plc

PwC

Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd

Segro plc

Cinven Ltd

Accenture

Unilever plc

Prudential Regulatory Authority

“The NED arena is competitive and candidates are up against the best talent, so you should view it as a ‘professional sport’ when preparing. Be clear but open minded
about what you are looking for, focus on the
experience you have and how it is relevant, understand the company’s values and be passionate and excited about its mission and purpose.”

Paul Drechsler, President of the CBI,
Chairman of Teach First and Bibby Line
Group Ltd

2015

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 04 November 2015
Keynote speakers were John Allan, Chairman, Tesco plc, and Paul Drechsler, President of the CBI and Chairman, Bibby Line Group Ltd.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Professional Boards Forum Event – 20 May 2015
Keynote speakers were Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of the FRC and Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman, GSK plc.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Dr Goran Ando

Ian Barlow

Brian Birkenhead

Sir Win Bischoff

Alan Bowkett

Jamie Cayzer-Colvin

Paul Drechsler

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton

Susan Hooper

Andy Kemp

Wilson Leech

Ian Powell

Nigel Rich

Sir Colin Terry

David Tyler

Mark Yallop

Chairman

Lead Independent NED

Formerly: Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman 

Chairman  

Chairman    

Senior Independent NED 

Chairman

Formerly: Independent NED

PwC

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Novo-Nordisk AS

HM Revenue & Customs

Caffyns plc

Financial Reporting Council

Euromedic International BV

Henderson Smaller Cos Investment Trust

Teachfirst

ICAP plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Whitbread plc

Partner

Northern Trust Corp

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Segro plc

Meggitt plc

J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc

Prudential Regulatory Authority Board

“The benefit an NED position brings to
the individual’s existing employer is much
underestimated. In my experience the best NEDs often come through people who know them, and the imprimatur of their CEO or Chairman is therefore very powerful.”

Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Financial
Reporting Council

2014

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 12 November 2014
Keynote speakers were Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever plc and Sir Richard Broadbent, Chairman, Tesco plc.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Chairman

Formerly: Chairman 

Chairman

CEO, Intl Asset Mgt Business

Chairman

Chairman    

Chairman    

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Partner

Chairman

Former Chairman:

A Founding Partner

Formerly: Director

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Chair

Leiv Askvig

Brian Birkenhead

Sir Win Bischoff

Wayne Bowers

Alan Bowkett

Sir Richard Broadbent

Gerry Brown

Richard Davey

Gareth Davis

Roger Devlin

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton

Keith Hellawell

Peter Hickson

Dennis Holt

Sir Martin Jacomb

Andy Kemp

Mark Nicholls

Sir Dick Olver

Simon Rowlands

David Thomlinson

Michael Treschow

Steve Webster

Manjit Wolstenholme

Catherine Woods

Astrup Fearnley AS

Caffyns plc

Financial Reporting Council

Northern Trust Asset Management

Euromedic BV

Tesco plc

NFT Distribution Holdings Ltd

Amlin plc

Wolseley plc

Marston's plc

ICAP plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Sports Direct International plc

Chemring Group plc

Beazley plc

Share plc

PwC

Rathbone Brothers plc

BAe Systems plc

Cinven Ltd

Accenture

Unilever plc

Quinn Group

Provident Financial plc

EBS Ltd

“Diversity, for me, is not a humanity question – it is actually good for business, and it is not only about gender, but about diversity of minds. My advice to any aspiring NED is to take it seriously – get on the radar of chairmen and nomination committees, use your contacts, have high but realistic ambitions and consider what you can bring to the table – and then just get going.”

Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 14 May 2014
Keynote speakers were Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc and Val Gooding, Chairman, Premier Farnell plc.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Lead Independent NED

Executive Vice President

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

SID   

Partner  

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Chairman

SID

Chairman

CEO

NED

CEO

Chairman

Chief Investment Officer

Chairman 

A Founding Partner

Chairman

Formerly: Director

Country CEO

Ian Barlow

Penelope Biggs

Richard Brewster

Sir Roger Carr

Roger Devlin

Paul Drechsler

Patrick Figgis

Val Gooding

Charles Gregson

Gerry Grimstone

Liz Hewitt

Peter Hickson

Dennis Holt

Katherine Innes Ker

Allan Leighton

Jonathan Milner

Vanda Murray OBE

Gavin Oldham

Ian Powell

Anne Richards

Rupert Robson

Simon Rowlands

Sir Colin Terry

David Thomlinson

Mark Yallop

HM Revenue & Customs

Northern Trust

Bankers Investment Trust plc

BAE Systems plc

Marstons plc

Essentra plc

PwC

Premier Farnell

ICAP plc

Standard Life plc

Melrose Industries plc

Chemring Group plc

Beazley plc

Go-Ahead Group plc

PACE plc

Abcam plc

Carillion plc

Share plc

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Aberdeen Asset Management plc

Tullett Prebon plc

Cinven Ltd

Meggitt plc

Accenture

UBS AG

“I enjoyed the Forum and had the chance to meet and work with some impressive women, who have promising futures as Non-Executive Directors.”

Val Gooding, CBE,
Chairman of Premier Farnell plc

2013

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 14 November 2013
Keynote speakers: Robert Swannell, Chairman, Marks & Spencer plc and Ian Davis, Chairman, Rolls Royce Group plc.

> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Chairman

Chairman 

SID

Executive Vice President 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman 

SID   

Independent NED   

CEO

Chairman 

Independent NED 

Chairman

Chairman

CEO

Group CEO

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Country CEO

Dame Helen Alexander

John Allan

Jan Babiak

Penelope Biggs

Donald Brydon

Richard Davey

Ian Davis

Paul Drechsler

Carolyn Fairbairn

Guy Grainger

Sir Philip Hampton

Liz Hewitt

Christine Hodgson

Dennis Holt

Susan Hooper

John Jackson

Steven Marshall

Dennis Millard

Robert Swannell

Alan Thomson

David Tyler

Mark Yallop

UBM plc

Dixons Retail plc

Royal Mail Group Ltd

Northern Trust

Royal Mail Holdings plc

AMLIN PLC

Rolls Royce Holdings plc

Filtrona plc

Lloyds Banking Group plc

Jones Lang LaSalle UK

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Melrose Industries plc

Capgemini UK plc

Beazley plc

Saga Holidays

Jamie Oliver Holdings Ltd

Balfour Beatty plc

Halfords Group plc

Marks & Spencer plc

Hays plc

J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc

UBS AG

“There is much that boards need to cover. Clearly strategy and its execution, and people and succession planning are key responsibilities. But it’s also the job of the board to understand and articulate what values are important in their company. Of course values alone don’t create value for
shareholders but, in my view, companies without enduring values simply don’t have a long-term future.”

Robert Swannell, Chairman of Marks &
Spencer plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 15 May 2013
Keynote speaker: Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Partner   

Chairman    

Chairman

SID 

CEO

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

A Founding Partner

Managing Director

Director

Chairman

Chairman

Chair

Country CEO

Dame Helen Alexander

Donald Brydon

Jamie Cayzer-Colvin

Paul Drechsler

Jamie Dundas

Patrick Figgis

Andrew Gould

Sir Philip Hampton

Katherine Innes Ker

John Jackson

Sir Martin Jacomb

Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas

Gavin Oldham

Rupert Robson

Simon Rowlands

Gillian Sheldon

James Stewart

Sir Colin Terry

Alan Thomson

Catherine Woods

Mark Yallop

UBM plc

Royal Mail Holdings plc

Henderson Smaller Cos Investment Trust

Wates Group Ltd

Jupiter Fund Management plc

PwC

BG Group plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Go-Ahead Group plc

Jamie Oliver Holdings Ltd

Share plc

The New West End Company

Share plc

Tullett Prebon plc

Cinven Ltd

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited

ECI Partners LLP

Meggitt plc

Hays plc

EBS

UBS AG

“The Professional Boards Forum has got it just right – relevant, well structured, thoughtful and providing real value added. “

Donald Brydon, Chairman, Sage

2012

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 15 November 2012
Keynote speakers: Donald Brydon, Chairman, Sage Group plc, Smiths Group plc and Royal Mail plc and Anita Frew, Chair, Victrex plc
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Shanks Group plc

Royal Mail Holdings plc

Centrica plc

HM Revenue & Customs

Jupiter Fund Management plc

ICAP plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

BT Group

Go-Ahead Group plc

Vodafone Group plc

Vodafone Group plc

Pearson plc

Share plc

Old Mutual plc

Aberdeen Asset Management plc

Charles Taylor plc

Cinven Ltd

IFC Corp (World Bank)

Meggitt plc

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman    

NED

Independent NED 

Chairman

Independent NED 

Chairman

CEO

Chairman

Chief Investment Officer

Chairman

A Founding Partner

Chief Spokesperson

Chairman

Adrian Auer

Donald Brydon

Sir Roger Carr

Mike Clasper

Jamie Dundas

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton

Patricia Hewitt

Katherine Innes Ker

Gerard Kleisterlee

Nick Land

Glen Moreno

Gavin Oldham

Patrick O'Sullivan

Anne Richards

Rupert Robson

Simon Rowlands

Corrie Shanahan

Sir Colin Terry

Professional Boards Forum Event – 9 May 2012
Keynote speakers: Marcus Agius, Chairman of Barclays and Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO of Alliance Trust plc.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman  

SID   

Chairman

Partner 

Chairman

CEO 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

CEO 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman, UK

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

A Founding Partner

CFO 

Chief Spokesperson

Chairman

NED

Senior Banker

Marcus Agius

John Allan

Alexander Anton

Alan Bowkett

Donald Brydon 

Alison Carnwath 

Sir Sandy Crombie 

Paul Drechsler 

Patrick Figgis 

Simon Fraser 

Katherine Garrett-Cox

Charles Gregson 

Sir Philip Hampton 

Dr Jeff Harris

Katherine Innes Ker 

John Jackson 

Sir Martin Jacomb 

Mike McTighe

Sir Peter Middleton

Dick Olver 

Nigel Rich 

Rupert Robson 

Simon Rowlands 

Tim Score 

Corrie Shanahan

Robert Swannell 

Martine Verluyten 

Huw Williams

Barclays plc 

Dixons Retail plc 

Legacy Portfolio 

Avio SpA 

Smiths Group & Royal Mail Holdings plc 

Land Securities Group plc 

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Wates Group Ltd

PwC 

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust plc

Alliance Trust plc 

St James’s Place plc 

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Cookson Group plc & Filtrona plc

Victoria plc 

Jamie Oliver Holdings Ltd 

Share plc 

JJB Sports 

Marsh & McLennan Companies 

BAe Systems plc 

Segro plc 

Charles Taylor Consulting plc 

Cinven Ltd

ARM Holdings plc 

IFC Corp (World Bank) 

Marks & Spencer plc 

3i Group and Thomas Cook Group plc 

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

2011

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 17 November 2011
The event was hosted at 1 Angel Lane, courtesy of Nomura. Keynote speakers were David Tyler, Chairman of J Sainsbury plc and Logica plc, Dame Clara Furse, Independent NED at Nomura and Simon Rowlands, a Founding Partner at PE firm Cinven.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Dame Helen Alexander

Alexander Anton

Mike Clasper 

Alan Dickinson

Paul Drechsler 

Patrick Figgis

Dame Clara Furse 

David Garman 

Dame Janet Gaymer 

Paul Geddes

Charles Gregson

Sir Philip Hampton 

Kenneth Harvey 

Katherine Innes Ker

Lesley Knox 

Nick Land 

Mike McTighe 

Rupert Robson 

Simon Rowlands 

Corrie Shanahan

David Tyler 

Philip Wright 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

NED

Chairman

Partner   

NED 

SID 

Board Member 

CEO 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Chairman

A Founding Partner 

Manager External Com. Corp. Relations 

Chairman

Chairman, NED Programme

Port of London Authority 

LegacyPortfolio 

HM Revenue & Customs 

Carpetright plc 

Wates Group Ltd 

PwC 

Nomura Holdings Inc. 

St Modwen Properties

Financial Ombudsman Service 

RBS Insurance Group Ltd 

ICAP plc 

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Pennon Group plc 

Go-Ahead Group plc 

Alliance Trust plc 

Vodafone Group plc 

JJB Sports 

Charles Taylor Consulting plc

Cinven Ltd 

International Finance Corporation 

J Sainsbury plc, 

Logica plc PwC 

“The Forum allows prospective women NEDs to interact with Chairs in a board-like setting in a fairly realistic way. Both sides seem to enjoy the experience, learning from each other, sharpening their skills and making connections which may be of value in the future.”

David Tyler,
Chairman, J Sainsbury plc,
Chairman, Hammerson,
Chairman, Domestic and General

Professional Boards Forum Event – 19 May 2010
Keynote speakers: Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American plc and National Grid plc, Bob Cowell of Makinson Cowell and Lesley Knox, Chair of Alliance Trust plc. Hosted at Anglo American’s head office in London, courtesy of Sir John Parker.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

“I enjoyed the Professional Boards Forum event- the format was both fun and stimulating. I’m delighted that Anglo American supported the PBF event.

Sir John Parker,
Chairman of Anglo American plc and National Grid plc

Alexander Anton 

Sir Peter Bonfield 

Alison Carnwath

Patrick Burgess 

Mike Clasper 

Bob Cowell 

Simon Fraser 

Sir Philip Hampton

John Jackson 

Sir Martin Jacomb 

Lesley Knox

Steven Marshall

Sir David Michels

Dennis Millard 

David Thomlinson

John Nelson

Sir John Parker 

Rupert Robson

Simon Rowlands 

Lisa Smith

David Tyler 

Nigel Rich 

Nick MacAndrew

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman 

Founding Partner    

Chairman    

Chairman

CEO

Chairman

Chair

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Chairman

Managing Director

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Partner 

Principal  

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Legacy Portfolio

NXP Semiconductors Supervisory Board

Land Securities plc

Capital Shopping Centres Group plc

HM Revenue & Customs

Makinson Cowell 

Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Jamie Oliver Holdings Ltd 

Share plc 

Alliance Trust plc 

Balfour Beatty plc 

Marks & Spencer plc 

Halfords Group plc 

Accenture UK & Ireland 

Hammerson plc 

Anglo American and National Grid plc

Charles Taylor Consulting plc 

Cinven Ltd 

Unilever Ventures Limited 

J Sainsbury plc 

Segro plc 

F & C Asset Management plc

2009

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 17 November 2009
Keynote speakers; Sir Mike Rake, Chairman BT plc, Baroness Hogg, Chairman 3i plc and Glen Moreno, Chairman, Pearson plc. Hosted at the East Room, Tate Modern, courtesy of Glen Moreno and Pearson.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Baroness Hogg

Sir Mike Rake 

Glen Moreno 

Sir Philip Hampton

Sir Peter Bonfield

David Tyler 

Sir John Parker

Alison Carnwath 

Michael Grade

Patricia Hewitt 

Dudley Eustace 

Anita Frew

Tony Watson

Charles Gregson

Liz Airey

Rupert Robson

John Allan

Steven Marshall 

Nick Land 

Sir Martin Jacomb

Kenneth Scobie

Victoria Mitchell 

Dennis Millard

Greg Lock 

Ken Harvey

Bob Beeston

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman    

Chairman

Chairman

SID

Chairman

Chairman

SD

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

3i Group plc

BT plc 

Pearson plc

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

NXP Supervisory Board

J Sainsbury plc 

National Grid plc 

Land Securities plc and MF Global Inc 

ITV plc 

BT plc

Aegon NV

Victrex plc 

Hammerson plc 

ICAP plc

JP Morgan Fledgling Investm. Trust plc 

Charles Taylor Consulting 

DSG International plc 

Balfour Beatty plc

Vodafone plc

Share plc 

Chemring Group plc 

Berkeley Group Holdings plc 

Halfords Group plc 

Computacenter (UK) Ltd 

Pennon Group plc

Cookson Group plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 5 May 2009
Keynote speakers: Roger Carr, Chairman of Centrica plc, Alison Carnwath, Chair of Land Securities plc, Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone plc. Courtesy of Goldman Sachs, the event was hosted at their offices in Fleet Street, London.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Sir Philip Hampton

Sir John Bond 

Sir Rob Margetts

Roger Carr 

Alison Carnwath 

John Buchanan

Cristina Stenbeck 

Sir Peter Gershon 

Michael Grade 

Lesley Knox

Sir Peter Bonfield 

David Reid 

Donald Brydon 

Victoria Mitchell

Nick Prest 

Sir Martin Jacomb 

Ian Powell 

Simon Rowlands

Roger Matthews 

Heather Rabbatts, CBE 

Tim Cobbold 

Donald Mackenzie

Gary Bullard 

Fraser Duncan 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Partner

Deputy Chairman

Formerly: Chairman 

CEO

Managing Partner

NED

MD Portfolio Business

J Sainsbury plc and RBS plc 

Vodafone plc 

Legal & General plc 

Centrica plc and Cadbury plc

Land Sec. Grp. plc and MF Global Inc 

Smith and Nephew

Kinnevik 

Tale & Lyle and Premier Farnell plc

ITV plc 

Alliance Trust plc 

NXP Supervisory Board

Tesco plc 

Smiths Group plc 

Berkeley Group Holdings plc 

Aveva Group plc 

Former Chairman of leading UK corp. 

PwC UK 

Cinven Limited 

Mitie Group plc

Millwall Holdings plc 

Chloride plc

CVC Capital Partners

Chloride plc 

Terra Firma Capital Partners plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 18 May 2011
Keynote speakers: “Why Companies Need Gender Balanced Boards” - Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of Centrica plc. “The Importance of Networks” - Sir Peter Bonfield, Chairman of NXP Semiconductors NV.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

“Initiatives that widen and deepen the available pool of Non-Executive Directors should be supported and the Forum does just that, with enthusiastic participation from FTSE 100 chairmen.

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Forum.”

Sir Peter Bonfield, Chairman,
NXP Semiconductors NV

Alexander Anton

Steve Bodger

Sir Peter Bonfield 

John Botts 

John Buchanan 

Sir Roger Carr 

Patrick Figgis 

Terry Gateley 

Sir Peter Gershon 

Sir Philip Hampton

Katherine Innes Ker 

Sir Martin Jacomb 

Anna Joseph 

Nick Land 

Rupert Robson

Simon Rowlands

James Stewart 

David Tyler 

Philip Wright 

Margaret Young

Patricia Hewitt 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman  

Partner   

SID

Chairman 

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Director

Board Member

Chairman

Senior Partner

Director

Chairman

Chairman NED Progr.

Chairman

SID

Legacy Portfolio Fund Ltd 

Jacques Vert 

NXP Semiconductors Supervisory Board 

United Business Media 

Smith & Nephew plc 

Centrica plc 

PwC 

IMI plc 

Tate & Lyle plc 

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Taylor Wimpey plc 

Share plc 

3i Group plc 

Vodafone Group plc 

Charles Taylor Consulting plc 

Cinven

ECI Partners LLP

J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 

Cattles plc

BT Group plc

Glen Moreno 

Sir Philip Hampton 

David Tyler 

Paul Drechsler

Sir Win Bischoff 

Ken Hanna 

Charles Gregson 

Bruce Carnegie-Brown 

Rupert Robson 

Sir Martin Jacomb

Simon Rowlands

Katherine Innes Ker 

Steven Marshall

Nick Land 

Victoria Mitchell 

Dr Lisa Smith 

Terry Gateley 

Alexander Anton

Anna Joseph 

Mark Elliott 

Jamie Dundas 

James Stewart 

Sir Colin Terry 

Margaret Young

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman  

Chairman    

Chairman

SID

Chairman

Chairman

Partner

SID

Chairman

Independent NED 

Deputy Chairman (SID) 

Principal 

SID

Chairman

Director 

Chairman

Chairman

Partner

Chairman

Chairman

Pearson plc 

Bank of Scotland Group plc 

J Sainsbury plc 

Wates Group 

Lloyds Banking Group plc

Inchcape plc

ICAP plc 

Catlin Group plc & Close Bros. plc 

Charles Taylor Consulting 

Share plc

Cinven Ltd

Tribal plc 

Balfour Beatty plc 

Vodafone plc 

Berkeley Group Holdings plc 

Unilever Ventures ltd 

IMI plc 

Legacy Portfolio 

3i plc 

QinetiQ plc 

Jupiter Fund Management plc

ECI Partners 

Meggitt plc

Cattles plc

“I enjoyed the Forum and was pleased to meet and work with some very able candidates. I was also impressed by the presence and energy of my fellow Chairmen and board directors, who demonstrated a clear commitment to ensuring that outstanding women are visible and considered for FTSE NED roles in
the future.”

Sir Philip Hampton,
Chairman, GSK

2010

 

Professional Boards Forum Event – 17 November 2010
Keynote speakers: Sir Philip Hampton, chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Glen Moreno, chairman of Pearson plc, Nick Land, Independent NED, Vodafone plc. The event was hosted at Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, courtesy of Hogan Lovells International LLP.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

John Allan
Alexander Anton
Ian Barlow
Sir Win Bischoff
Bob Cowell
Sir Sandy Crombie
Roger Devlin
Thomas Falck
Iain Ferguson CBE
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith
Charles Gregson
Sir Philip Hampton
Sir Martin Jacomb
Susan Kilsby
John McFarlane
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
David Nish
Gavin Oldham
Dr Gill Rider
Simon Rowlands
Phil Smith
David Tyler
Steve Webster
Huw Williams
Mark Yallop
Alexandre Zeller

Chairman

Chairman 

NED

Chairman 

Director

SID  

Chairman    

Chairman

Chairman 

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Chair of Council

Founding Partner

Regional Chairman 

Chairman

NED

NED

NED

NED

Tesco plc

Legacy Portfolio Fund Ltd
HM Revenue & Customs
Financial Reporting Council
KPMG Makinson Cowell
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
Marston’s plc
Investinor
Berendsen plc
JRP Group plc
ICAP plc
GlaxoSmithKline plc
Share plc
Shire plc
Barclays plc
Global Compart Foundation
Vodafone Group plc
Share plc
University of Southampton
Africa Platform Capital
Cisco Systems
J Sainsbury plc
Kodak Alaris Holdings Ltd
ecoFridge Ltd
Centre for Social Justice
Credit Suisse Group AG

“I built a valuable network of lasting friendships throughout my career – never leave anywhere on a bad note.”

Susan Kilsby, Chairman, Shire plc

Professional Boards Forum Event – 24 May 2017
Keynote speakers were John McFarlane, Chairman, Barclays plc and Susan Kilsby, Chairman Shire plc
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

2018

Professional Boards Forum Event – 22 November 2018

Hosted by Goldman Sachs International, London


Keynote speakers: Sir Douglas Flint, Chairman Designate, Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive, London First

> See programme

Chairmen attending:

Sir Douglas Flint

Jasmine Whitbread

Vindi Banga

John Barton

Donald Brydon

Vivienne Cox

Sir Sandy Crombie

Ian Davis

Lucy Dimes

Paul Drechsler

Francesca Ecsery

Chris Gibson-Smith

Emma Howard Boyd

Andy Kemp

Simon Rowlands

Phil Smith

David Thomlinson

David Tyler

Olga Zoutendijk

Chairman Designate

Chief Executive

Senior Independent NED

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Independent NED

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Chair

Partner

Founding Partner

Senior Independent NED

Chairman

Chairman

Former Chairman

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

London First

GlaxoSmithKline plc

easyJet plc

London Stock Exchange Group plc

Vallourec SA

National Westminster Bank plc

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Babcock International Group plc

Bibby Line Group Ltd

Air France

Just Group plc

Environment Agency

PwC

Africa Platform Capital

IQE plc

Moixa Energy Holdings

J Sainsbury plc

ABN AMRO Group NV 

2019

Professional Boards Forum Event – 21 May 2019

Hosted by Hogan Lovells International, London


Keynote speakers: Robert Swannell, Chairman, UK Government Investments Ltd and Sir Sandy Crombie, Chairman,  Cameron Hume Ltd

> See programme

The following Chairmen/Chairwomen participated:

Robert Swannell

Sir Sandy Crombie

Liz Airey

Giancarlo Aliberti

John Barton

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Lucy Dimes

Paul Drechsler

Simon Fraser

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Sarah Harrison

Andy Kemp

Susan Kilsby

Helen MacNamara

John McFarlane

Moni Mannings

Dame Mary Marsh

Sir Dick Olver

Gill Rider

Simon Rowlands

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Director General

Partner

Independent NED

Director General

Chairman

Non-Executive Director

Chairman

Former Chairman

Pro Chancellor

Founding Partner

UK Government Investments Ltd

Cameron Hume Ltd

Jupiter Fund Management plc

SafetyKleen UK Ltd

easyJet plc

Association for Financial Markets in Europe

Babcock International Group plc

Bibby Line Group Ltd

F&C Investment Trust plc

Just Group plc

Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

PwC

BHP Group plc

UK Cabinet Office

Barclays plc

Investec Bank plc

Insso (UK) Ltd

BAe Systems plc

University of Southampton

Africa Platform Capital