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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.

18 November 2021   (in-person event)

24 March 2022

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

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 - Chair, 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

  • Roger Devlin - Chairman, Persimmon plc

  • Paul Drechsler - Chair, International Chamber of Commerce 

  • Kevin Ellis - Senior Partner & Chairman, PwC

  • Thomas Falck - Chairman, Mustad Eiendom AS (Real Estate)

  • 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


The Hague - Thursday 24 March 2022, from 230pm CET onwards

Hosted by Shell


“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