I wish I knew then what I know now!

raising your profile and developing effective relationships with your board

This event took place on Tuesday 11 October 2022

“I wish I knew then what I know now!” - a workshop session reflecting on some of the smart skills gained from the successes (and disappointments) of a 28-year career as a company secretary and general counsel in a public company.

We provided tips on raising your profile including: developing more effective relationships with your board & management team; successfully managing (unrealistic) expectations; and being seen as a trusted adviser to invest in.

View the presentation slides here.


John Constantin FCG, Retired Company Secretary and General Counsel

A qualified Company Secretary, an experienced General Counsel and trusted board adviser. Over 28 years’ experience of working within a listed company environment at GB Group plc (GBG) leading the Group’s Governance, Legal and Data Privacy/Compliance functions – growing the team’s cohort of in-house professionals from a core of 3 people based in Chester to 36 team members based in UK, USA and APAC.

Original member of the C-Suite that saw GBG become a successful and truly global, market-leading PLC where market capitalisation increased from £5m to £1.7bn and the Group’s team grew from 100 based in Chester UK to over 1,000 operating out of 16 countries.

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