We aim to run four events each year. The events are hosted around London by the Network’s partner organisations.
31 March 2020: “Blow That Whistle! Whistleblowing: a NED’s responsibility” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons
02 June 2020: “Planet Before Profit? Climate change & the NED’s role ” Hosted by Brunswick
15 September 2020: “Think! Better boardroom decisions through diversity” Hosted by London Business School
03 November 2020: “Next Gen? The views of Millennials & Generation Z” Hosted by Barclays
If you would like to join any of the above events, please contact: Megan Burns.
13 March 2019: “Predictable mistakes of Boards (aka ‘why do clever people do stupid things?’)” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons
15 May 2019 “Culture; can you still measure, grow and bottle it?” Hosted by Brunswick
02 July 2019 Effective workforce engagement: the NEDs’ role Hosted by KPMG
12 November 2019 Unconscious Bias: the NED dimension Hosted by Simmons & Simmons
07 November 2018: “Changing management behaviours: the NEDs’ role” Hosted by KPMG
27 June 2018: “Doing well by doing good: the NEDs’ role in corporate social responsibility” Hosted by The Brunswick Group Video link
07 March 2018: “Board Effectiveness” Hosted by London Business School Video link
24 January 2018: “Is it safe to be a financial services non-executive?” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons
01 November 2017: “The military view of Governance, Leadership, Managing with Change, coping with uncertainty and crisis” Hosted by Barclays
06 July 2017: “Conflict is not for the Boardroom” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons Video link
29 March 2017: “Reputation risk management” Hosted by Brunswick Video link
01 February 2017: “The green paper on corporate governance: your views” Hosted by KPMG
22 June 2016: “Be tender: getting the best out of your external and internal auditors” Hosted by KPMG
02 November 2016: “Diversity: Board behaving better?” Hosted by Barclays
03 February 2016: “The view from the top: the Chairman’s view of NEDs” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons Video link
13 April 2016: “Culture: can you measure, bottle or grow it?” Hosted by Simmons & Simmons Video link
14 October 2015 “Cyber risk: management and implementation – the role of NEDs” Keynote speakers: George Quigley, partner at KPMG and Alex Brown, partner at Simmons & Simmons Video link
01 July 2015 “Moving up, moving across: do’s and don’ts for becoming a NED and using one NED role to obtain another” Keynote speakers: Baroness Virginia Bottomley, who chairs the Odgers Berndtson Board & CEO Practice and Kit Bingham, Partner & Head, Chair and Non-Executive Director Practice at Odgers Berndtson Video link
15 April 2015 “Institutional investors: the role of NEDs” Keynote speakers: Andrew Ninian, Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement at the Investment Association and Dr Daniel Summerfield, Head of Responsible Investment at USS Investment Management Video link
28 January 2015: ”Maximising the value of the Company Secretary to NEDs”
28 October 2013: “Planning for Growth” Keynote speakers: Alex Stirling, Director in the European Buyout team at Carlyle Group, Gareth Jones, Director of Debt Finance at Barclays and Tom Boardman, Director of the Corporate Broking team at Barclays. Slides and Video link
25 February 2013: “Remuneration: the NEDs’ role in rewarding long term success Keynote speakers: David Ellis, Head of KPMG’s UK Reward Team & Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of Ladbrokes’ Remuneration Committee Slides and Video link
12 September 2012: “Board Effectiveness Evaluation” Keynote speaker: Helen Pitcher, IDDAS Chairman Slides
29 November 2011: “Corporate risk and reputation: narrative reporting” Keynote speakers: Charles Mayo, Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Bill Knight, Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, Carol Sergeant, Non-Executive Director of Secure Trust Bank PLC Slides and Video link
18 May 2011: “Personal liability: every NED’s worst nightmare and how to avoid it.” Keynote speaker: Jennie Page, former NED at Equitable Life Video link
23 February 2011: “Public Sector NED Appointments: Opportunities in the New World” Keynote speakers: Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC, Piers White MBE and Jonathan Cohen, IDDAS. This event was not recorded.
16 November 2010: “What the market expects of NEDs.” Keynote speakers: Richard Plackett, Blackrock, and Marc Jobling, ABI Video link
29 September 2010: “Maintaining board performance.” Keynote speakers: David Wilson, Chief Executive of ICSA, Professor Terry McNulty, University of Liverpool’s School of Management and Simon Osborne, ICSA. Video link
24 June 2010: “How to create balance on a board.” Keynote speakers: Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of the Board Practice at Odgers Berndtson, and Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of Tate & Lyle Video link
17 February 2010: “Risk and fraud awareness” Keynote speaker: Nigel Cooper, Audit Committee Chairman, Metro International SA Video link
26 November 09: “Aspects of financial awareness” Keynote speaker: Sir John Bourn, former Comptroller and Auditor General and former Chairman of the Public Oversight Board of the Financial Reporting Council. This event was not recorded.
01 October 09: “Corporate reputation and the NED” Keynote speaker: Dr. John Buchanan, Chairman of Smith & Nephew plc, Deputy Chairman of Vodafone Group plc and non-executive director at both AstraZeneca plc and BNP Biliton. The video for this event is not available.
14 May 2009: “Becoming a non-executive director” Keynote speaker: Tony Caplin, Chairman, Panmure Gordon plc
To view the sessions for this event, click below:
Session 1 – Keynote speech by Tony Caplin
Session 2 – Jonathan Cohen – IDDAS
Session 3 – Anna Ponton and Stuart Morton, Odgers Berndtson
Session 4 – Simon Osborne, ICSA
Session 5 – Gavin Weir, Simmons & Simmons
Session 6 – Tim Copnell, KPMG
All video footage is © The Next Generation NED Network and the individual speakers. No reproduction of footage, or quotes from the footage, is allowed without the express permission of the individual speakers.