Events / Non-executive Director Group – Learning from Kids Company

Non-executive Director Group – Learning from Kids Company

May 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday 17 May

This event is sponsored by KPMG

What lessons can boards learn from Kids Company? An NED’s role in holding the board to account. The high profile collapse of Kids Company demonstrates that charities are businesses and need to be managed properly with the same standard and level of applied diligence as for company boards. This means an emphasis on sound financial management and the appointment of fit and proper trustees. Our panel will discuss what good governance looks like and where systemic failures can pervade.

Key questions the panel will address: Have we got too far away from board basics? How do we ensure appropriate leadership styles at different times in the organisation’s life cycle? Is the Board diversity agenda being implemented effectively?

Dinti Batstone (MBA 01D) has a career which has spanned City law, the television business, and politics/non-profits. She is an experienced policy-maker who has served in a variety of governance and scrutiny roles locally and nationally. Since 2012 Dinti has been a Trustee of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaigning charity for gender equality.

Julie Dawes FCIS, is Interim Trust Secretary at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and is an experienced company secretary who has worked as governance advisor and trust secretary with numerous organisations. She has held roles in the acute, mental health and community health care sectors at University of Bristol Foundation Trust, Norfolk Community Health & Care and South Central Ambulance Foundation Trust and earlier with Macquarie Bank and Experian. She was an NED at Rampton high security hospital.

Patrick Dunne, is Chair of D3O and EY Foundation and is a regular speaker, commentator and author on boardroom issues. He has established successful courses on board skills for the FT, BVCA, EVCA and ICAEW and helps Chairs transform the effectiveness of their boards through Boardelta. As a member of the Higgs review, Patrick played a role in shaping governance policy for UK listed companies. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management.

Martin Fraenkel (MBA 90D), Global Head of Content at Platts has board level experience in global businesses including banks, futures exchanges, joint ventures, trade associations and charities. These include NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd, Dresdner Kleinwort, Credit Agricole CIB, Wiener Library Endowment Trust, and the Ministry of Justice.

Chris Laverty is Head of Retail, Restructuring Partner at KPMG where she specialises in medium to complex restructuring and recovery in retail and financial services, working as corporate side and lead adviser for high street names including HMV, Dreams Plc and Tie Rack. She has substantial experience as the lead administrator in large scale trading appointments including Courts Plc, Peacocks and Bonmarche. Chris has worked as a pro-bono advisor with charities.

VENUE KPMG
15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL
Nearest tube: Canary Wharf
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés

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