The boardroom: an introduction for emerging governance professionals



The UK Student Forum are hosting their latest event for junior governance professionals. This provides a great opportunity hear from industry experts and build knowledge to support your further development.

Navigating the boardroom during this unprecedented period has never been more important. The Company Secretary’s role in this has grown increasingly important over the past 20 years. So, what is important for junior governance professionals as part of their development to bear in mind when it comes to the Boardroom, Boardroom Dynamics and working with senior executives?

Join us to gain an introduction to the boardroom directly from leading governance professionals at all levels.


At this event, you will hear from a range of speakers, with a variety of perspectives, providing a broader insight into the boardroom.

Speakers for the panel discussion:

Ben Mathews, Group Company Secretary, BP plc

Ben joined BP as company secretary in May 2019.  He is chairman of The Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 (GC100) and the co-chair of the Corporate Governance Council of the Conference Board.  Ben is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and is on the BP Pension Trustees Board.  Former appointments include Group Company Secretary of HSBC Holdings plc and Rio Tinto plc.

James Wickham, Corporate Governance Associate, Rolls-Royce plc

James joined Rolls-Royce as Corporate Governance Associate in January 2020, having previously worked at British American Tobacco and Royal Mail. He is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute, having completed his studies in the summer of 2019. James was a founding member of the UK Student Forum in 2017, serving as Vice Chair until 2018 and Chair until December 2019.

Scarlett Brown, Co-Founder, Dynamic Boards

Scarlett is a researcher and consultant specialising in responsible business, diversity, and corporate governance. Her life in governance started with a PhD in boardroom diversity and how non-executive directors are recruited, before moving to Grant Thornton’s Governance Institute. She is now an independent researcher, a non-executive director of an arts logistics company and a trustee of a housing association. Scarlett recently co-founded Dynamic Boards, focussing on supporting the next generation of non-executives gain access to opportunities.


Price: Free

Date: 16 June 2020

Timing: 11:00 - 12:00pm

CPD Hours: 1 hour

Register now

Search CGI