Speakers

Kelly Beaver MBE, Chief Executive, Ipsos UK and Ireland

Bio coming soon

Professor Ashley Braganza, Dean, Brunel Business School

Professor Braganza is Dean, Brunel Business School and holds the Chair in Business Transformation. He is the Director of Brunel’s Research Centre for AI and AI Lab. The Centre is truly interdisciplinary with members drawn from the Engineering, Computer Science, Business School, Law, Arts, Health and Life Sciences. He is a regular contributor to AI policy developments, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group for AI. He has extensive research experience in the interplay of change and technology management, currently focused on the impact of artificial intelligence technologies in the boardroom and on the future of work, organisations and business models. The extent to which organisations change their strategy, practices, risk management, and culture in response to public perceptions of the use of AI technologies and algorithmic decision making is a significant issue. Professor Braganza used his interdisciplinary experience to design and launch a cross-cutting MSc AI Strategy.

Professor Braganza has held numerous leadership roles within Brunel University London and, before that, at the Cranfield School of Management. He is an advisor to boards of public and private sector organisations.

Chris Burt

Chris Burt

Chris is a CGI accredited board reviewer and principal at Halex Consulting, a leading boutique governance consultancy specialising in independent board evaluations and risk management advisory services. He is also a co-founder and Chair of the Risk Coalition, a not-for-profit, risk management think tank that aims to improve the effectiveness of risk management practice in the UK and globally.

Chris is the principal author of the Risk Coalition’s internationally acclaimed, ‘Raising the Bar’ leading practice guidance for board risk committees. He also Chairs the Risk Coalition’s Risk Committee Chairs and CROs forums, joint Risk Coalition/ISACA Tech Risk SIG and Halex Consulting’s own CoSec Forum for company secretaries and governance professionals.

Chris speaks regularly on risk and governance-related topics.

Tim Copnell, Chairman of the UK Audit Committee Institute and Board Leadership Centre, KPMG UK

Bio coming soon

Oliver Cummings, CEO, Nurole

Oliver Cummings, CEO, Nurole

Oliver Cummings is CEO of Nurole (nurole.com), the board search specialist and market-leader, bringing science to the art of board hiring. Ranked in the FT1000 fastest growing companies in Europe with 50,000+ members globally and c. 1,000 board placements per year, Nurole is a digital disruptor helping organisations find high impact Chairs, independent directors, advisory board members and trustees. Nurole also provides an online community for those on boards or who are board-ready to network, learn and support one another.

Prior to Nurole, Oliver spent over a decade working as a private equity investor, most recently as the youngest ever partner at BXR Partners and before that at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs. Oliver is a board advisor at Thomas’s London Day Schools, a privately-owned schools group in London.

Oliver hosts "Enter the Boardroom with Nurole", a podcast where CEOs, Founders, Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Advisors and Trustees share their advice on creating highly effective boards.

Valentina Dotto, Policy advisor, CGIUKI

Valentina Dotto, Policy advisor, CGIUKI

Valentina Dotto is a Policy Advisor at the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland, specializing in effective corporate governance. In 2022, she received the 'heavy lifters' award from DIACC for her contributions to the development of the Pan Canadian Trust Framework. She is a member of the World Council on Environmental Law (WCEL) and the Global Network of Human Rights and Environment (GNHRE).

She holds a bachelor's degree in International Development from Università Degli Studi di Torino, during which she completed placements at the Campus of the United Nations. During this time, she also earned a Diploma in International Contracts, Agreements, and Conventions from the International Labour Organisation ILO-United Nations System Staff College International Training Centre.

During her MSc. in Asian Studies at Lund University in 2015, she conducted a year-long research placement at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore) and the National University of Malaysia. There, her research focused on the environmental impacts of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement.

Currently, she is on course to complete a PhD in constitutional and comparative law, where her research revolves around the use of law as a tool for social change.

Sara Drake, Chief Executive, CGIUKI

Sara Drake, Chief Executive, CGIUKI

Sara studied law at the University of Cambridge and has spent much of her career working in the media sector for both publishing and television companies and as a writers’ agent.

In recent years she has worked with professional bodies in the built environment and construction sectors as managing director of the Homebuilders Federation and the Royal Town Planning Institute. She was appointed Chief Executive of the Association for Project Management in 2015, which was awarded a royal charter in 2016 and launched its new chartered standard for the profession in 2018.

Sara is an Honorary Fellow of Kingston University, a board member of the Quality Assurance Agency and holds non-executive directorships in the private and charity sectors.

Rod Findley, Head of Legal & Governance (General Counsel), Birmingham City Football Club

Bio coming soon

Clare Forestier, Event host, former radio and TV presenter

Clare Forestier, Event host, former radio and TV presenter

Clare Forestier is a professional Event Host. Following a 20+ year career as a BBC journalist, she also uses her skills to help others improve their presentation skills and talk to the media.

Described by her clients as charismatic, no-nonsense and lots of fun, Clare enjoys making the most complex and driest of subjects accessible and entertaining.

Described by her clients as charismatic, no-nonsense and lots of fun, Clare enjoys making the most complex and driest of subjects accessible and entertaining.

She has hosted and moderated a diverse portfolio of events for organisations like the UN, Mitel, KPMG, PwC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Accenture, and across many verticals including telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, logistics, FinTech, Cybersecurity, HR and Higher Education.

Deborah Garlick, CEO, Henpicked

Deborah Garlick, CEO, Henpicked

Bio coming soon

James Harley, Principal Product Manager, Nasdaq

Bio coming soon

Laura Higgins FCG, Founder & Director, The CoSec Coach

Laura Higgins FCG, Founder & Director, The CoSec Coach

Laura is a Chartered Secretary and Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. Laura has gained over 20 years’ experience of operating in a variety of Company Secretary roles for FTSE100 and FTSE250 organisations. Her most recent role was Group Company Secretary at Elementis plc (FTSE250). During her career, Laura has gained a wealth of experience in the boardroom and has served as a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams. She has experience of leadership roles in high profile corporate transactions, risk management, insurance, sustainability and diversity & inclusion. She has been recognised as a Governance HOT100 winner (Board influencer category) and is an active mentor for the Women’s Chartered Governance Association.

Her real passion is to develop high performance company secretarial and governance teams. Laura is founder of The CoSec Coach, a coaching and consultancy business which aims to advance the impact and value of the governance profession by accelerating team expertise and finding practical solutions to overcome challenge.

In addition to the coaching programmes, The CoSec Coach also offers bespoke training, team away days and workshops, project support, consultancy and effectiveness reviews. Laura is also founder and director of The CoSec Recruitment Company, a specialist recruitment agency for company secretaries and governance professionals.

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Head of Board Advisory, Fidelio Partners

Bio coming soon

Onyeka Nweze

Onyeka Nweze

Onyeka is an experienced governance professional and chartered  company secretary in the UK. Onyeka has industry experience in the legal, engineering and insurance/ financial services sectors but comes from a legal background in law after obtaining an LLB in law and then going on to achieve her MSC in Corporate Governance. Onyeka is additionally an associate member of the Chartered Governance Institute and was the first ever Governance professional to be featured as a candidate on the BBC The Apprentice.

Onyeka is an advocate for modern governance and continues to promote the importance of this. She is a subject matter expert in general executive / board & committee administration, corporate governance processes, global board operations and board training and advisory . She has also been recognised in the past as a modern leader for digital transformation innovation.

Dr Sally Penni MBE

Bio coming soon

Peter Swabey FCG, Policy & Research Director, CGIUKI

Peter Swabey FCG, Policy & Research Director, CGIUKI

Peter Swabey is Policy & Research Director at The Chartered Governance Institute. He is responsible for developing the profile of the Institute to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to The Institutes strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations.

Peter has 30 years' experience of the share registration industry, gained at Lloyds TSB Registrars and subsequently Equiniti and Equiniti David Venus amongst others. He is a member of the CBI Companies Committee, the QCA Corporate Governance Expert Group and the Shareholder Voting Working Group, as well as being an Alternate Member of the Takeover Panel and a past chairman of the The Chartered Governance Institute Registrars Group.

Dr Joy Tweed, Board Chair, LOCSU

Dr Joy Tweed, Board Chair, LOCSU

Joy Tweed is an experienced non-executive director who has served on various boards in the healthcare sector continuously since 2002.

She is a currently Chair of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU), a non-executive director at the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) and Chair of their Regulation Board. Previous roles include serving on the board of the Health and Care Professions Council, a local Hospice and an NHS Trust.

Joy has an academic background and was previously a course leader for an MSc in healthcare leadership and governance. Her PhD, completed in 2017, explored corporate governance in the private and public sector, with a focus on the role of the non-executive director and board effectiveness. Joy is currently leading on a project within AHCS on very senior leadership development within healthcare science. She maintains a strong interest in governance, providing consultancy and training to organisations in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Date:

Wednesday 3 - Thursday 4 July 2024

Location:

Novotel London West,
Hotel & Convention Centre,
One Shortlands, Hammersmith
London
W6 8DR

CPD:

6-12 hours

Price:

Category 2 Day 1 Day
Non-members £925.00 £550.00
Professional subscribers £850.00 £500.00
Members £730.00 £450.00
Not For Profit £500.00 £350.00
CGI Student £400.00 £250.00

All prices listed above do not include VAT.

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