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David Doughty
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Chartered Director, Corporate Governance Expert, Business Mentor #CorpGov
Chartered Director, Corporate Governance Expert, Business Mentor #CorpGov

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Find out how to become a Non-Executive Director on this interactive 1-day course in Bristol

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The loss of a highly regarded, visionary CEO is likely to be felt much more keenly, leaving the organisation in a state akin to mourning, which may last some time.

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What can we do about irresponsible company owners such as Mike Ashley and Phillip Green?

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Join me on Wednesday 21 September 2016 in Bristol to find out how you can become a Non-Executive Director

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Find out all you need to know to secure your first Non-Executive Director position on this interactive 1-day course

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ESB’s UK general manager Clare Duffy finished the Women for the Board Programme in March 2015, and gained her first board role the following November. In addition to her day job for the Irish energy company, Clare is now a non-executive director for Elexon – a company in the energy sector that delivers the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) necessary for the successful operation of GB’s electricity trading arrangements.

“I’d decided I wanted to take the next step in my career, which would be to get a non-executive director appointment. So, I signed up for Women for the Board hoping to find practical advice about how to do that, to get a better understanding of the role of a board director, and so I could understand what recruiters look for.”

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Despite the publication and recommendations of the Davies Report, a number of high profile speeches and multiple campaigns on gender equality, the U.K. has marginally declined in the last year, with 21% of senior roles now held by women (down from 22% in 2015) and its highest recorded proportion of businesses with no women in senior management at 36%

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If you are thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director there is still time to sign up for this essential course in Bristol next week

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The 2006 UK Companies Act, which sets out the legal duties and responsibilities of Company Directors, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever written. Falling foul of the law can have serious consequences for directors including personal and potential criminal liability yet many directors, particularly NEDs, take on their roles in blissful ignorance of the law. Before becoming a company director you should have a basic understanding of your legal duties and responsibilities and you should check for indemnity provisions in the company articles of association and your Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) insurance arrangements. Once in post, here are 10 things you can do to avoid the potential pitfalls:

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The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.
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