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Professional Boards Forum 

The Hague


Whether the sessions later this year can be face-to-face or will remain virtual depends on the Covid situation – we’ll keep you informed via the website.

9 November 2021

18 November 2021

In-Conversation with Chairs followed by Simulated Board Meeting

  • Chairs and candidates discuss a board case on strategic, financial and governance issues 

  • in two sessions, you will work with different Chairs

  • the programme concludes with virtual networking

The Hague - Tuesday 9 November 2021, from 230pm CET onwards

Hosted by Shell - programme

Chairs confirmed to attend:


  • Tineke Bahlmann - Chairman, Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Rotterdam

  • Peter Blauwhoff - Chairman, Royal HaskoningDHV

  • Henk Breukink - NED, Brink Groep NV

  • Wout Dekker - Chairman, Randstad NV

  • Petri Hofsté - Vice Chairman, Fugro NV

  • John Jaakke - Founder, Trusted Advisors

  • David Knibbe - CEO, NN Group NV

  • Diederik Laman Trip -  Former Chairman, NL Financial Investments

  • Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers - Board Member, Erasmus Medical Center

  • Herman Mulder - Chair, Impact Economy Foundation

  • Marjan Oudeman - Board Member, Aalberts NV

  • David Thomlinson - Chairman, Moixa Energy Holdings

  • Kees van der Graaf - Chairman, Basic-Fit NV

  • Jeroen van der Veer - Chairman, Royal Boskalis Westminster NV

  • Martin van Pernis - Vice Chairman, PostNL NV

  • Anton van Rossum - Board Member, Francqui Foundation

  • Alex Wynaendts - Independent Director, Citigroup Inc

  • Jan Zuidam - Vice Chairman, Gamma Holding NV


London - Thursday 18 November 2021, from 230pm GMT onwards

Hosted by PwC - programme

Keynote speakers:

Mike Clasper - Chairman, SSP Group plc

Moni Mannings - Independent NED, EasyJet plc

Chairs confirmed to attend:


  • Mike Clasper - Chairman, SSP Group plc

  • Moni Mannings - Independent NED, easyJet plc

  • Lord Allen - Chairman, Balfour Beatty Ltd

  • Vinda Banga - Senior Independent NED, GlaxoSmithKline plc

  • John Barton - Chair, Ted Baker plc

  • Sir Win Bischoff - Chairman, JP Morgan Securities plc

  • Sir Donald Brydon - Chair, Tide Holdings Ltd

  • Michael Cole-Fontayn - NED, FICC Markets Standards Board Ltd

  • Annette Court - Chair, Admiral Group plc

  • Sir Sandy Crombie - Chairman, Cameron Hume Ltd

  • Gareth Davis - Chairman, M&C Saatchi plc

  • Roger Devlin - Chairman, Persimmon plc

  • Paul Drechsler - Chair, International Chamber of Commerce 

  • Kevin Ellis - Senior Partner/Chairman, PwC

  • Sir Douglas Flint - Chairman, abrdn plc

  • Mike McTighe - Chairman, IG Group Holdings plc

  • Dan Schwarzmann - Head of Market Initiatives and Industries, PwC UK

  • Phil Smith - Chairman, IQE plc

  • David Tyler - Chair, The White Company UK Ltd


“It has never been more important for all of us to keep making connections, albeit digitally. The Professional Boards Forum and its network is a wonderful way of helping do just that, and so supporting talented women to achieve their goals”

Robert Swannell, Chairman, UK Government Investments

London, May 2019 Event