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Date
Tuesday 27 October 2020

Time
09:00 GMT

Duration
1 Hour

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The challenges facing executive boards in business, the NHS, Universities, Charities and our Sporting bodies have never been greater - especially since Covid 19. There is, however, a real crisis in the governance of these boards. The consequences of which are potentially dreadful for these sectors and society generally as is evidenced by the ground-breaking original research by Henley Business School for The Independent Director in Society. Published here for the first time, the research for this book includes in-depth qualitative interviews with nearly 50 key opinion leaders plus a total of 623 confidential surveys of executive directors across the NHS, University, Sports and Charity sectors.

Amongst many other things, this timely book analyses and summarises the research results and statistics as well as makes recommendations to really improve board effectiveness and governance. These are sensible evidence-based recommendations from which we can all benefit.

 

Presenters

Stefan Stern

Stefan Stern

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Stefan has been writing and commenting on business and management for over two decades. He began his journalistic career at Euromoney, the financial publisher, where he became editor of Corporate Finance magazine. His next job was as features writer for International Management magazine, after which he joined the BBC, where he worked as a researcher for The Money Programme. After the BBC he was head of media relations for The Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation), for three years, prior to returning to journalism as features editor of Management Today magazine. After a year on a management web site, FTdynamo.com, in 2001, he worked as a freelance management writer for several years, before becoming the Financial Times’s management columnist in early 2006. He wrote that column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new director of strategy. He left Edelman in July 2013 to return to full-time writing.

Gerry Brown

Gerry Brown

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Gerry Brown is Chairman of both private equity firm Novaquest Capital Management, and of G. Brown Associates Ltd – a family company providing consultancy services. He is a Council Member of the University of Exeter and Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and on the Advisory Board for Corporate Governance. He has held several independent director and chairman posts in public and private companies across a variety of industries and geographies, and is the author of The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director’s Guide to Effective Board Presence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Dr Felipe Morais

Dr Filipe Morais

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Filipe Morais is Lecturer in Governance at Henley Business School. He is Programme Director for Henley’s MSc in Management for Future Leaders, and teaches corporate governance and strategic management topics in various programmes. He is a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. He formerly worked for over 10 years in senior HR and general management positions in the automotive, semiconductor, health and higher education industries in the UK and Portugal. In 2018, he received the Academy of Management’s Outstanding Reviewer Award.

Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Professor Andrew Kakabadse

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Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School, where he is also Programme Director of the Board Directors’ Programme. He was previously Professor of International Management Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK, where he was made Emeritus Professor. He has consulted and lectured widely, and his current areas of interest focus on improving the performance of top executives, executive teams, and boards; excellence in consultancy practice; leadership; and corporate governance.

Sir Steve Smith

Sir Steve Smith

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Professor Sir Steve Smith has been Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter since October 2002. He was previously Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, as well as Head of the Department of International Politics, and Director of the Centre for Public Choice Studies at the University of East Anglia.
He has written or edited 17 books, published well over 100 academic papers and has given over 170 academic presentations in 22 countries. In 2001 he became only the second UK academic to be elected President of the International Studies Association in the USA. In 2000 he was elected Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and in 1999 was the recipient of the Susan Strange Award of the International Studies Association for the person who has most challenged the received wisdom in the profession.

Stephen Partridge

Stephen Partridge

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Stephen Partridge is the Editorial Director for Business, Economics, and Finance at Palgrave Macmillan where he leads a team based in London and New York that publishes over 350 books a year. The list concentrates on world class academic research with the potential to deliver impactful change across a range of global societal challenges. Prior to joining Palgrave Macmillan in 2014 Stephen had spent the previous 25 years working in a range of editorial roles in business and legal publishing, including roles at Lexis NEXIS, the CIPD, Financial Times Management and Pearson Education.

Dr Roger Barker

Dr Roger Barker

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Dr. Roger Barker is an experienced educator and business advisor specialising in corporate governance and board effectiveness, with over 20 years experience as a board member, senior executive and academic researcher in both the business and academic worlds. Prior to becoming an IoD Course Leader, Roger spent almost a decade as the IoD’s Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards. Earlier in his career, Roger spent almost 15 years in senior executive and director roles in the investment banking sector, working with UBS and Bank Vontobel in London and Switzerland. Nowadays, Roger works with a variety of organisations both as an adviser and board member. He is Senior Advisor to the Board of the European Confederation of Directors Associations (ecoDa) and serves as a non-executive board member at European Women on Boards ASBL. In 2015, he became a Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU advisory body, after being nominated by the UK government for a five year term.

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

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After graduating with a first degree in Geography and Statistics (BSc hons) worked at the Cranfield School of Management as a researcher, managing and co-ordinating research projects, whilst gaining extensive experience in quantitative analysis and applying appropriate research methodologies in the design of surveys; in many cases leading to academic and practitioner publications. A PhD was completed at the Cranfield School of Management, which focused on the role and performance of leadership within NHS Trusts. Over the last decade he has worked as a leadership research consultant, building on skills from academia and experience as a management consultant. He has worked with Professor Andrew Kakabadse on his Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director research programme, designing surveys for use across the globe; analysing and interpreting the outcomes. Recent projects include working with the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles with respect to measuring high performance leadership and identifying corporate governance best practice across Europe and Asia; which explored the role of the Board and Independent Directors in terms of how they are defined and the relevance of specific personal characteristics to be an effective Independent Director.

 

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