Leading FTSE Chairmen and board members who are committed to appointing talented women to UK boards will be participating in the Forum. These include Donald Brydon, Sir Phillip Hampton, David Tyler, Steve Marshall, Dennis Millard, Robert Swannell, and Ian Davis.
Launched in 2009 in the UK by founder Elin Hervenes and Jane Scott, the Professional Boards Forum brings together chairmen and women with the skills and experience for Non-Executive Director (NED) roles.
At the event, a "Simulated Board Meeting" takes place which gives talented women a unique opportunity to show their understanding and judgement of complex strategic, governance, and financial problems, demonstrating the strengths they could bring to a board in the future.
The case study for this "Simulated Board Meeting" has been developed in conjunction with Hogan Lovells and PWC.
Hogan Lovells corporate partner Nicola Evans, together with Julie Stanbrook and Fergus Gallagher helped build the case study and Nicola will be helping to facilitate the boardroom discussions.
Professional Boards Forum events create a friendly environment where women can meet and impress business leaders who influence appointment to UK boards.
3.00pm Welcome – keynote speakers: Robert Swannell, Chairman, Marks & Spencer plc; Ian Davis, Chairman, Rolls-Royce Group plc
3.30pm – 6.00pm Simulated Board Meeting
6.00pm – 7.00pm Reception