Some of the biggest names in business will be sharing their insights on how to become the ultimate NED.
BusinessCloud has joined forces with Tech Manchester to co-host the event in Manchester, on November 15.
Non-executive directors – or NEDs at they’re often referred to – are a key part of a successful board. They may lack the profile of the chairman, but a good NED will bring their skills, experience and considerable contacts book to help businesses grow.
The event – entitled ‘How to become the ultimate NED’ – will discuss everything from what is a NED to offering practical tips on becoming a non-executive director and the tangible difference they can make to a business. It will hear first-hand from NEDs and companies who have witnessed the difference they’ve made – both good and bad.
The confirmed speakers include Dianne Walker, award-winning NED and Sunday Times ‘Dame Helen Alexander’ 2019 NED to Watch winner.
She’ll be joined by Martin Keelagher, entrepreneur and NED of PR Cavalry and KeyGeni; Sarah Perris, North West ambassador and presenter for Women on Boards; Stuart Thompson, Reorient Consulting director, chairman of the Institute of Directors for Lancashire and NED of assetcool.com, mgiss.co.uk and spexbox.co.uk; Muhammad Asim, co-founder and CEO of Arro Money and Marq Millions; and Megan Pantelides, market director, private equity and corporate services, Board Intelligence.
The other speakers are: Richard Gregory, serial NED and former director of Tech North; Catherine Barber-Brown, consultant, NED, interim executive; Stuart Clarke, NED at Synap and festival director of Leeds Digital Festival; Paul Battye, chief executive, Hoffmann Reed; and Robert Binns, entrepreneur and NED at PFP Energy, Arpeggio Properties and Windrush Initiatives.
The event is free to attend but spaces are limited.