As business leaders, we hear a lot about the need for diverse boards and for the most part we understand what that means – that there is a need for a board that consists of more than one ‘type’ of person and that this will bring great benefit to an organisation. Boards have now recognised the need for diversity of skills in the board room and this has brought about a renewed intensity of focus on the broader aspects of diversity and strategic composition of the board, considering a broader range of attributes such as ethnicity, age, perspective, experience and now, even tenure on the board but there is still much more to be done.This event will explore why it is essential to encourage diversity as it allows the opportunity for fresh viewpoints and moves away from the potential ‘group think’ mentality that can occur when like-minded people discuss issues and make decisions. Our panel of speakers will share personal and professional stories supported by recently published data on the diversity of boards which will provide key ‘takeaways’ for attendees.
08.30 Arrival and registration
09.00 Welcome from Laura Hartley, IoD Lancashire Committee and Director at Laura Hartley Recruitment
09.10 Olive Strachan MBE, Director at O S Resources Ltd
09.35 Joanne Carlin, Director of People & Development at Daniel Thwaites Plc
10.00 Noel Jolly, Head of People & Talent at BetterBathrooms.com
10.25 Leila McKenzie, Director at Leila McKenzie Associates11:50 Panel with question and answer session
11.15 Closing remarks and networking
11.30 Event closes
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