Board Advisory Paternship

In a quite organic way, everyone kind enough to make the Chairing in Practice programme as meaningful as it is, both as contributing Chairs and the successive years of Participants have come to form a single large community. The commonality is that everyone involved is happy to share their experience with others if it might help, as they know that at the same time they know that they learn as well.

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Liz Airey

Chair, ABRDN UK Smaller Companies Growth Trust Plc, Rolls Royce UK Pension Fund; NED, Kirk Lovegrove Ltd, Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust Plc; Former Chair, Jupiter Plc


John Allan CBE

Chair, Tesco Plc, Barratt Developments Plc; VP, CBI; Chair of the Council, Imperial College and Chair & Co-Founder, J&A Mentoring Partners Ltd; Senior Advisor, PJT Partners Inc


Lord Allen CBE

Chair, THG Plc, Balfour Beatty Plc, The Invictus Games, Global Radio and 2 Sisters Food Group, Advisory Chair at Moelis & Company


Thomas Thune Andersen

Chair, Orsted A/S, Lloyds Register Group Ltd; NED, IMI Plc, Green Hydrogen Systems

Vindi Banga

Chair, UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI); Operating Partner, CD&R; NED, The Economist Ltd; Adviser, Hakluyt & Co Ltd


Celia Baxter

SID, Senior Plc; NED, DS Smith; Partner, HR Tech Partnership LLP


Charles Berry *

Former Chair, Weir Group, Centrica Plc; Founder Advisor, Board Advisory Partnership Ltd


Sir Win Bischoff

Chair, JPMorgan Securities Ltd; Advisor, Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi A/S, British American Business

Charlotte Boyle

Chair, UK UNHCR; NED Coca Cola HBC AG, Capco Plc


Ruth Cairnie

Chair, Babcock International Plc; NED, Associated British Foods Plc; Chair, POWERful Women, Trustee, The Windsor Leadership Trust


Dame Alison Carnwath *

Advisory Chairwoman, LivingBridge EP LLP; NED, Asda Stores, EG Mido Ltd, Economist Newspaper Ltd, Broadwell Capital Ltd, CICAP Ltd, BSAF Ltd, Zurich Insurance Grp AG, PACCAR Inc, Coller Capital Ltd; Senior Advisor, Evercore Partners LLP. Founder Advisor, Board Advisory Partners Ltd


Clare Chalmers

Founder of Clare Chalmers Ltd; NED, Brickendon Consulting

Stuart Chambers

Chair, Anglo-American Plc; NED, Takeoerver Panel UK


John Coghlan

Chair, Hafren Dwyfrdy Cynfyngedig Ltd, Inchcape Shipping Services Ltd, Freight Transport Ass. Ireland Ltd; Vice Chair, Clarion Housing Group; NED, Severn Trent Plc, Dee Valley Water Plc, ABPA Hldgs Ltd, ABP (Jersey) Ltd, OCS Group Ltd


Gareth Davis

Chair, M&C Saatchi Plc, POD Point Group Holding Plc; NED, Gresham House Plc


Sir Ian Davis

Chair, Thoughtworks Plc; SID, Majid Al Futtaim Hlgs Ltd; NED, Xlinks, Johnson&Johnson Ltd.; Advisor: Clinton Global Initiative, British American Business, Int’l Business Leader Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, Judge Business School, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), SOAS

Jonathan Dawson

Chair, Penfida Ltd; NED, Assetco Plc


Kate Donaghy

Managing Partner, Board Advisory Partnership


Irene Dorner

Chair, Taylor Wimpey Plc & Control Ricks Grp Hlgs Ltd


Andrew Duff

Chair, Sage Plc; NED, UK Government Investments Ltd, Nomina No 366 LLP

Ian Durant

Chair, DFS Plc, Greggs Plc, Warren Partners Ltd


Alan Ferguson

NED & Chair Audit Comm, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd & Harbour Energy Plc


John Fingleton

CEO, Fingleton; NED, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


Liam FitzGerald

Operating Advisor, CD&R LLC

Brad Fried

Chair, Court of The Bank of England; NED, Preqin Hlgs


Sir Peter Gershon

Chair, Aircraft Carrier Alliance; Divison Chair, National Institute for Health Research; Former Chair, National Grid Plc


Richard Gillingwater

Chair, Janus Henderson Group Plc; SID, Whitbread Plc, Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc.  Governor, The Wellcome Trust Ltd


Andy Griffiths

Former Commissioner, Fulbright; Advisory Board, UnLtd Ventures; Trustee, MoE

Noel Harweth

Chair, Export Credits Guarantee Dept; SID, OSB Group Plc, Charter Savings Bank Ltd; NED, UK Departmenr International Trade


Sir Peter Hendy

Chair, Network Rail Ltd, London Legacy Development Corporation, London Freight Enforcement Partnership; NED, RTW467 Group


Robert Hingley

Chair, Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited, The Law Debenture Corporation Plc, Phoenix Spree Deutschland Ltd, NED, Takeover Panel (UK), Marathon Asset Management Ltd


Lucinda Holmes

Advisor, Board Advisory Partnership

Dr Richard Horne

Partner, Cyber Security, PwC


Conor Kehoe

Snr Partner Emeritus, Mckinsey&Co


Patrick Kennedy

Chair, Bank of Ireland Plc; SID, ASOS Plc


Orna NiChionna *

SID, Saga Plc; NED, Burberry Group Plc; Dep Chair, The National Trust Ltd; Trustee, The Soane Museum, The Soil Association, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Founder Advisor, Board Advisory Partners Ltd

Andrew Ninian

Director, The Investment Association; Advisor, FTSE International Ltd, Hampton-Alexander Review; Member, Wates Building Group


Diana Noble CBE

Founder, Kirkos Partners; NED, Court of Directors, Bank of England


Patrick O’Sullivan

Chair, ERS Equity Syndicate Management Ltd


Tim Score

Chair, British Land; Deputy Chair, Pearson Plc; NED, Bridgepoint Group Plc, Bridgepoint Advisers Plc, The Football Association

Robert Sharrock

Managing Director, Board & CEO, YSC Ltd


Robert Swannell

Chair, Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation; NED, The Investor Forum (CIC); Trustee, Historic Royal Palaces


Dorothy Thompson CBE 

SID, Bank of England; Independent Director, Eaton Corporation Plc


Michael Tory

Managing Partner, Ondra LLP

David Tyler *

Chair, The White Company, Domestic & General Group Hlgs Ltd, IMAGR Ltd, Galaxy Midco 1 Ltd; NED, Galaxy Finco Ltd; Founding Advisor, Board Advisory Partners Ltd


Robert Webb QC *

Chair, Luminance Ltd; Founder Advisor, Board Advisory Partnership Ltd


Harlan Zimmerman

Senior Partner, Cevian Capital (UK) Ltd; Trustee, The Winchester Project




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