The FRC transition to ARGA: strategic priorities & driving change
28 Jan 2021
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
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
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
Sustainability: ESG & responsible reward
22 Apr 2021
In this session we will explore sustainability initiatives and practical examples of what businesses are doing to enhance their ESG focus. As pressure mounts on the work organisations must do to play their part in such an important global theme, we will hear about some of the ways boards are...
SPEAKER(S): Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher | Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability, 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
The changes to the way we work created much debate in C-Suite on whether the current board model is outdated.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 & Chair of Nomco, Financial Conduct Authority
CHAIR: Patrick Dunne, Chair EY Foundation, Author of "Boards"
Digitalisation: How the speed of innovation is changing business
27 May 2021
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
A combination of difference: Talent, productivity & diversity
10 Jun 2021
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: Monica Chadha, Portfolio NED, Queen Mary University of London
Tackling Inequality to Unlock Talent
15 Jun 2021
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.
Know your Audience: The changing consumer landscape
24 Jun 2021
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
CHAIR: Juliet Slot, NED, British Olympic Association
Developing stakeholder requirements & changing mind-sets
13 Jul 2021
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
Evolving NEDs from operational to strategic: Optimising your NED contribution
16 Sep 2021
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
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
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