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Non-Executive Director Event

November 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

How to become an effective NED

Tech Manchester and Co-host NEDonBoard will be running an event with BusinessCloud and Board Intelligence on Friday 15th November.

How to become the ultimate NED

Tech Manchester supported by NEDonBoard, will be running an event focused on non-executive directors with BusinessCloud on Friday 15th November.

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.

What you’ll learn

Starting by asking: ‘What is a NED?’ the event will offer 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.

It will answer the questions:

What is a non-executive director?

How can NEDs improve a company’s performance?

How can I become a better NED?

How much time does the role involve?

What is the age of the perfect NED?

Why is gender and diversity so important?


8.30–8.55am – Registration and refreshments

8.55–9.00 – Introduction from hosts Patricia Keating and Chris Maguire

9.00–9.35 – Panel 1 followed by audience Q&A

9.35–10.10 – Panel 2 followed by audience Q&A

10.10–10.45 – Panel 3 followed by audience Q&A

10.45–11.00 – Conclusions

11.00-11.30 – Networking and refreshments

Confirmed speakers

Dianne Walker, award-winning NED and Sunday Times ‘Dame Helen Alexander’ 2019 NED to Watch winner

Martin Keelagher, entrepreneur and NED of PR Cavalry and KeyGeni

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

Richard Gregory, serial NED and former director of Tech North


November 15, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Manchester, England Manchester United Kingdom


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