NEDonBoard: Adopting Best Corporate Governance in Large Private Companies. Keynote Speaker, James Wates CBE
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As a non-executive director, board member and chair, it is important to strive for best practice and continue your learning of the role you are in.
To whom this event is intended:
Our events are designed for, and will most benefit, non-executive directors, board members, business leaders and executives operating at or near board level. Your board level peers are often the first to know of upcoming roles within the organisations they work for – come and meet them as making the most of engaging at our events is an important aspect of developing your board level career.
- 18:45 – Doors open, welcome drinks and light nibbles provided
- 19:15 – NEDonBoard welcome
- 19:20 – Keynote speech, James Wates CBE
- 19:40 – Audience Q&A
- 20:20 – Networking drinks
- 21:00 – Event close
Speaker Bio: James Wates CBE- CHAIRMAN
James feels passionately that business, well done, is a force for good in society. Through his 30-year career, he has seen that responsible business creates jobs, supports individuals’ career development, invests in the community, generates tax revenue, and adds social value. This commitment to the alignment of business and social benefit is integrated into the operations of the Wates Group, of which James is Chairman, and has led him to take on a number of other roles, such as Chairman of the think tank Tomorrow’s Company and Chairman of the Princes Trust Corporate Advisory Group. In January 2018 he was appointed by the Government to be Chairman of the coalition group developing corporate governance principles for large private companies (the so-called ‘Wates Principles’).
He has worked in construction all his life and seeks to drive change in the sector to ensure that it meets the UK’s needs for a high quality infrastructure and buildings in which people live, learn, work and enjoy life. Within the sector, he holds numerous positions through which he has championed change, including Chairman of the CBI Construction Council and Chairman of the BRE Trust. To help ensure that the UK punches its weight internationally, he has taken on the role of Co-chair of the government-sponsored Infrastructure Exports: UK.
In 2012 he was awarded the CBE for services to construction and the charitable sector.
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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as you update the details before the event. There is a security check at the entrance of the building. We need all names before the event.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, just send us an email: [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes or your ID.
How many attendees?
Our events are designed for 40 to 70 attendees.
What will be the format of the evening?
Welcome drinks will be provided at 6:45pm, with the panel discussion commencing at 19:15. Following this there will be opportunity for Q&A and networking with your board level peers.
Can I participate if I am not a NEDonBoard member?
Yes, you can attend events as a non-member. Our events are designed for, and will most benefit experienced non-executive directors, and board members. If you are serious about your non-exec career then we recommend you join NEDonBoard. You need to apply here: https://www.nedonboard.com/
How do I become a NEDonBoard member?
You need to apply at http://www.NEDonBoard.com. We reviewed each profile individually, the process can take up to 24h.