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The FRC transition to ARGA: strategic priorities & driving change

28 Jan 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

The Financial Reporting Council saw significant progress in its transition into the Audit, Reporting, Governance Authority (ARGA) in 2020. The transformation has been centred around recommendations from the Kingsman Review, with the aim being to drive step change in audit quality, corporate reporting & a new...
SPEAKER(S): Sir. Jon Thompson, CEO, Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
CHAIR: Diane Moore, Portfolio NED, Cantor Fitzgerald, Habib Bank & Axis Bank

Leading through lockdown: integrity, purpose & governance

18 Feb 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture

In this session we will look at how COVID-19 has changed the way organisations govern and the importance of the board leading with transparency and purpose. The pandemic brought about a whole new way of working, with an increased focus on how we communicate and engage with...
SPEAKER(S): Sir David Behan, Chair, HC-One | Atholl Duncan, Chair, Black Isle Group | Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, London Stock Exchange
CHAIR: John Dembitz, Portfolio NED & Chairman

The language of risk: articulating risk concepts

11 Mar 2021
Risk, ethics & geopolitics
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs

What does risk mean to your organisation? Risk has often been side-lined as a tick box exercise, reviewed annually but very rarely developed and only ever brought into the limelight in times of crisis. Not understanding & addressing your risk effectively can impact the business in the short, medium & long-term.
SPEAKER(S): Alex Hindson, Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, Argo Group | Marcia Cantor-Grable, Chair of the Board Risk Committee, Societe Generale
CHAIR: Christopher Burt, Co-founder & Director, Risk Coalition

Driving Employee Engagement Through Leadership

31 Mar 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

Motivating and managing your workforce has never been so important or so challenging. Join this webinar to hear inspiring stories from Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny and Emma Woods, CEO of Wagamama about...
SPEAKER(S): Joanna Swash, Group Chief Executive Officer, Moneypenny | Emma Woods, CEO, Wagamama
CHAIR: David Sole OBE, Founder, School for CEOs

Sustainability: ESG & responsible reward

22 Apr 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Climate, sustainability & society
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

As the pressure mounts on organisations to play their part in tackling the climate crisis, we’ll hear about some of the initiatives being used, what that journey looks like and why sustainability should be a key KPI for the future.
SPEAKER(S): Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher | Laszlo Bekefi, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
CHAIR: Claudine​ Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent Services

Is it time to rethink the Board model?

13 May 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

The changes to the way we work created much debate in C-Suite on whether the current board model is outdated. Organisations are tackling the developing requirements of their people and clients, and aligning new strategies has never been more important to the future success of the business. But is the...
SPEAKER(S): Nikki Demby, Chair of Remco, Essentra plc & Partner, Stork & May | Alice Maynard, NED, HMRC and Chair, People and Nominations Committee Board Member, Transport for London
CHAIR: Patrick Dunne, Chair EY Foundation, Author of "Boards"

Digitalisation: How the speed of innovation is changing business

27 May 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

The world of work changed dramatically in 2020, with the pandemic forcing companies to embrace technology more than ever before. Businesses need to have the right processes in place to help support productivity internally, with many already sighting improvements in the culture. With this comes the increased capability of supporting customers who's...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Rear, Non-Executive, Chairman Buckle | Dax Grant, CIO - Global Operations, HSBC Bank | Indhira Mani, Vice President, Barclays UK | Ed Greig, Chief Disruptor, Deloitte Digital
CHAIR: Katie Fuhrman, Head of Partnerships, Multiverse

Anatomy of a strategic acquisition – towards a ‘greener’ portfolio

08 Jun 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Anglo Pacific recently completed a US$205m acquisition of a cobalt stream from the Voisey’s Bay mine in Canada. This transaction achieved the two most pressing strategic challenges facing the Company: that...
SPEAKER(S): Kevin Flynn, CFO, Anglo Pacific

A combination of difference: Talent, productivity & diversity

10 Jun 2021
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs

Board diversity has been a consistent challenge for many organisations over the past decade. Senior leaders have met on countless occasions to share challenges and solutions only to find themselves facing the same barriers that have prevented their business from improving the inclusiveness of the workforce. The impacts of a lack of...
SPEAKER(S): Fiona Hathorn, CEO & Portfolio NED WOB UK
CHAIR: Alice Maynard, NED, HMRC and Chair, People and Nominations Committee Board Member, Transport for London

Tackling Inequality to Unlock Talent

15 Jun 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
Affordable & social housing
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

What can employers do to improve access to their best jobs and opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? We will hear how you can improve social mobility on every level of your organisation and build a diverse pipeline of talent by reaching and supporting young people facing barriers to employment.
SPEAKER(S): Rosie Ferguson, CEO, House of St Barnabas | Steph Ahrens, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
CHAIR: Fiona Kempster, Early Talent Expert, Multiverse

Know your Audience: The changing consumer landscape

24 Jun 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Alignment, change & transformation
CEO & entrepreneurs
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

Throughout COVID-19 organisations have responded in various different ways to ensure they can to operate and deliver services to their customers. Despite the necessity of these changes, businesses have seen their customers’ requirements develop and...
SPEAKER(S): Zsolt Zaprel, CEO, IPG Mediabrands | Ben Page, Chief Executive Officer, Ipsos MORI
CHAIR: Juliet Slot, NED, British Olympic Association

Keeping Sustainability a Leadership Priority

06 Jul 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
Boards, governance & stakeholders
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

The session is designed to help CSO’s ensure that Boards, CEOs and C-Suite Executives keep sustainability high on their agenda. Whether making economic choices in favour of sustainability over profitability or setting meaningful targets, the Board need to get...
SPEAKER(S): Susan Hooper, Non-Executive Director, Uber | Christopher Reeves, Director - ESG, John Laing Group plc
CHAIR: Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lead, Ministry of Defence

Developing stakeholder requirements & changing mind-sets

13 Jul 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

This session will aim to explore how organisations are evolving the way they operate, focusing on the critical role played by the board in helping the adjust and develop key stakeholder mindsets. We will analyse how a culture of driving shareholder value alone is becoming ineffective and how mindsets are shifting towards a...
SPEAKER(S): Celia Pronto, Managing Director, Love Home Swap and Portfolio NED, Moto Hospitality & South East Water Uk

Building a Data Business

14 Jul 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CEO & entrepreneurs
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

Cameron Ireland was CEO of BoardEx, one of the most successful business units in FTSE250 Euromoney PLC. He has significant experience in building data businesses and will talk members through the issues around data collection, such as...
SPEAKER(S): Cameron Ireland, CEO, BoardEx

Evolving NEDs from operational to strategic: Optimising your NED contribution

16 Sep 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

In this session we will explore how the role of the NED has evolved over time and the importance of NEDs understanding how their role impacts the wider business objectives. We aim to cover a number of themes on this extremely important topic including...

Effective optimisation of the workforce: Tech enablers for your people & clients

07 Oct 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data

Changes in the way we work and developing new skills throughout the workforce is integral to the future success of organisations as organisations evolve their internal capability. In this session we will explore how technology is enabling businesses to better optimise the way they work, bringing their...

Measures that Matter

17 Nov 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

In this session we will explore how KPI's are becoming instrumental in helping organisations can approach and respond to radical uncertainty & black swan disrupters. We will also hear from organisations on how they have...
SPEAKER(S): Jay Bhattacherjee, Founder, Blixtra

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