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Fireside Chat with Sir James Wates

Governance, a Blessing or Curse?

This event, taking place in London and online, will be an intimate NED discussion with Sir James Wates, Chair of the Wates Principles for Large Private Companies, as well as Chair of the Institute for Family Business, NED of Argent LLP and Chair of Vestey Holdings Ltd.

Sir James will be sharing his perspectives and experiences as a board chair with regards to ‘Governance, a blessing or a curse’, and how to approach governance to best add value to your organisation.

June 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP London

Program
The discussion will be particularly relevant to board members serving mid-large private businesses.

5:30pm – Opening

6:00 – 6:40pm – Governance, a Blessing or Curse?

6:40 – 7:00pm – Interactive audience Q&A

7:00- 7:30 pm – Cocktail

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£50

Guest Speaker
Sir James Wates CBE
Sir James is Director of Wates Group, having served as Chairman between 2013 and 2023.

Sir James is the Chairman of Vestey Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Tewke, and on the Board of The King’s Trust 50th Anniversary Campaign.

 

Previous positions have included Chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Chairman of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Trust, Co-chair of the trade association Build UK, and Co-chair of the government-sponsored Infrastructure Exports UK.

 

Sir James chaired the Coalition Group which in 2018 published the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. In 2012 he was awarded the CBE and in 2019 was knighted for services to business and to charity.

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In-person attendance (London)
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