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Chartered Director Future Insights Forum

19 Jun 2017
Institute of Directors, London

Conference overview:

2016 was an unprecedented year of change for business; join us at this exclusive one day conference to discover the latest insights and predictions as we look ahead to the biggest trends, challenges and opportunities for business and boards in 2017 and beyond.

Bringing together a range of experts and panellist speakers, this interactive and informative event exclusive to the Chartered Director community*, will cover key topics including:

  • The future of corporate governance
  • Leading through disruption and times of change
  • Technology and the evolution of the workforce
  • How will Brexit, a Trump Presidency, and European elections affect the economic outlook for British businesses?
  • What will the UK economy look like in 10 years’ time – and how can Government ensure the most positive outcome?

*Please note that registration is open to Chartered Director alumni only. To find out more on how to become a Chartered Director please click here.

Why attend:

  • Explore the latest trends in corporate governance with best practice insights from the Good Governance Index during the Governance Review.
  • Put your questions to our in-house policy experts and share your thoughts and opinions in a live poll as we debate the top trends influencing the economy during our Future Insights Forecast panel discussion.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to put your learning into practice with our interactive Cyber security: managing a strategic asset where you will act as board members in a real scenario.
  • Build contacts as you network with fellow Chartered Directors and gain invaluable insight and CPD that can be put into practice within your business.

Key details

Date & time: 19 Jun 2017 09:30 - 16:30
Location: Institute of Directors, London
CPD Hours: 7.0000

Prices from

185.00 GBP + VAT - Standard Rate

Event manager:
IoD Professional Development
Contact phone:
+44 (0)207 7662602



09.00- 09.30

Registration and coffee

09.30- 09.45

Welcome from Stephen Martin, director general, IoD

09.45- 09.55

Keynote: Corporate Governance Review

  • Governance update
  • The Good Governance Index

Panel Discussion: The Future of Corporate Governance

    During the panel discussion, panellists will further assess the recent changes in corporate governance policy and look at what businesses and directors need to do in order to be match fit in 2017 and beyond.

  • The current and future landscape of corporate governance
  • What the General Election means for corporate governance
  • What the government can hope to achieve going forward

Morning break: coffee and refreshments


Case Study: Cyber Security: managing a strategic asset

  • An interactive case study session where delegates work together as a board to respond to a data security breach
  • Delegates will consider the measures the board could have taken to prevent the breach and future incidents, and the likely impact upon the company

Lunch and networking


Welcome back from the chair


Panel Discussion: Future Insights Forecast Panel

With Britain leaving the European Union, new technologies changing the labour market and global politics more uncertain than ever, the IoD’s policy experts will identify what they see as the most important trends shaking up the business world.

  • How can we ensure ‘the rise of the robots’ means new jobs – not no jobs?
  • How will Brexit, a Trump Presidency, and European elections affect the economic outlook for British businesses?
  • What will the UK economy look like in 10 years’ time – and how can Government ensure the most positive outcome?

Authentic leaders, authentic cultures: differentiators to strategic success

  • The evolution of the workforce, innovation and disruption
  • Why culture matters
  • The authenticity POWER model and pulse survey
  • Collaboration and connectedness

The effective board: the people factor, not box ticking

  • The impact of culture and behaviour
  • What good looks like: common pitfalls and mistakes
  • What leaders can learn from the animal kingdom
  • EQ vs IQ
  • Value and challenges of diversity

The ups and downs of being a Non-Executive Director

  • How and why to become a NED
  • The difference between an Executive and Non-Executive Director
  • The importance of NED roles for businesses and boards

Chartered Director Future Insights Forum Summary Session


Closing remarks


Networking drinks at Cafe Duke


Talita Ferreira, CDir, chief executive officer, Authentic Change Solutions

IoD expert Talita Ferreira

Talita Ferreira is a published author, thought leader and change maker. She is an experienced Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Director for Human Resources (with BMW UK Ltd and BMW Financial Services), who left corporate life to start an authenticity revolution. She is passionate about personal growth, authentic change and creating business environments through transformational change; which allow managers to be authentic, inspirational leaders.

Tracy Gordon, director of corporate governance, Deloitte LLPIoD expert Tracy Gordon

Tracy is one of the leaders of the Deloitte UK Centre for Corporate Governance and she specialises in corporate governance matters. She regularly presents to clients on the latest governance and corporate reporting developments. She is also a regular presenter at the Deloitte Academy and as part of our Next Generation CFO Programme plus one-to-one with client boards and audit committees. She is a member of the following governance committees: The CBI Companies Committee, The Institute of Directors’ Governance Policy Group, The Quoted Companies’ Alliance Governance Expert Group. Tracy is the author of our series of governance publications 'Governance in brief' and 'Governance in focus' and has responsibility for maintaining the UK firm’s corporate governance website and the UK section of the Deloitte Global Centre for Corporate Governance.

Jessica Ground, head of stewardship, Schroders InvestmentsIoD expert Jesica Ground

Team head responsible for firm wide ESG strategy and implementation; Responsible for global corporate governance; Oversight of ESG integration into investment processes and products across geographies and asset classes; Senior fund manager with over 19 years’ investment experience; Board Member of the Investor Forum; Associate of the CFA Society of the UK; Degree in History, Bristol University; Joined Schroders in 1997 as a Graduate Trainee.

Ian Dormer CBE CDir, managing director, Rosh Engineering Ian Dormer CBE CDir

For more than 25 years he has been Managing Director of Birtley, County Durham based specialist high voltage engineering contractor Rosh Engineering Ltd. After joining the IoD to learn the important aspects of running a business, for professional development and to share best practice, he became more involved regionally and nationally and was appointed national Chairman in 2012 for a 3 year term. Ian has always been passionate about promoting the development of a positive business climate. This has resulted in past appointments to the Board of Regional Development Agency, ONE North East, through to Chairing Business Link Tyne & Wear among others. He also has a passion for life-long learning and qualified as a Chartered Director in 2013. He is now Chairman of Newcastle College. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2016 New Year Honours list.

Oliver Parry, head of corporate governance, IoDIoD expert Oliver Parry

Oliver leads on UK, european and international corporate governance policy. He also serves as secretary to the IoD’s “Good Governance Initiative” and manages our relationships with financial and market regulators. He joined the IoD in June 2014. A former communications director at the Financial Reporting Council (2011 – 2013), he has worked for Redleaf Polhill, a leading investor relations and advisory firm in the City of London, and for Cicero Consulting, where he advised a range of blue chip FTSE 100 companies on their corporate affairs. Oliver began his career working for Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP in his parliamentary office and between 2007 and 2008 worked for Conservative Party Central Office. He read History at Newcastle University.

Elizabeth Richards, head of corporate governance, ICAEWIoD expert Elizabeth Richards

Elizabeth originally qualified as a solicitor. For the last 20 years she has specialised in professional ethics and business policy with reference to multiple sectors, on behalf of the Law Society, Gambling Commission, OECD and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Elizabeth worked on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards for the Financial Conduct Authority. She is now Head of Corporate Governance for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and leads on all public policy and thought leadership work related to corporate governance for the Institute, ranging from executive pay, to the corporate governance code and directors’ duties. Elizabeth assisted the select committee which looked corporate governance by analysing the written evidence submitted to the inquiry. In spare time Elizabeth volunteers with the United Nations Association.

Nigel Jones, chief executive, IAACNigel Jones, IAAC

Nigel Jones specialises in the people and information dimensions of security. He is CEO of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), a not-for-profit network bringing industry, government and academic sectors together to work on security challenges. He is a Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, Department of Defence Studies, and runs his own consultancy and research business.

Allie Renison, head of Europe and trade policy, IoDIoD expert Allie Renison

Devising recommendations and representing the voice of members on EU reform matters and helping to provide the link between business and Government on increasing international trade. She also routinely provides advocacy for the IoD on a range of regulatory issues in Brussels. She was previously Research Director at Business for Britain, the campaign focused on renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU. Prior to that, she advised a number of parliamentarians in both Houses on EU legislative issues, with a particular focus on trade and employment policy areas. Allie holds a Master's Degree in the political economy of emerging economies in the post-Soviet space.

Andy Silvester, head of campaigns, IoDIoD expert Andy Silvester

Andy Silvester joined the Institute of Directors in September 2015 as the Head of Campaigns. His role covers public affairs, regulation, and the IoD's ongoing campaigns across the media and within government. In his last role before the IoD he was Campaign Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance where he appeared regularly in the print media and on national television on subjects including business and personal taxation and the future of the public sector. Andy read American Studies at King's College, London and the University of California, Berkeley, achieving a Master's in 2011. He has been recognised in PR Week's 2015 Power Book and chosen as one of the magazine's 30 under 30 group of the profession's rising stars.

Sharon Constançon CDir, chief executive, Genius MethodsSharon Constançon, Genius Methods

Genius Methods offers tailored robust, behaviour focused board evaluation services, and Sharon has extensive experience in director mentoring – regularly being invited to address industry audiences and chair round-table debates or panels. She is a Chartered Director, Chartered Secretary, has an MBA and is Chairman of the South African Chamber of Commerce. Director roles have included Non-Executive Director for Caban Capital plc and Buckinghamshire Building Society. Current roles include Chairman of South African Chamber of Commerce UK and Committee Member for the CISI International Committee. Sharon was awarded the SACC Woman in Business Award in 2013 and in 2015 she was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious ‘Dr. Neville Bain Memorial Award’ as part of the Institute of Director’s Annual Director of the Year Awards.

Stephen Martin, director general, IoDIoD Director general Stephen Martin

Louise Gulliver, manging director of professional development, IoDLouise Gulliver IoD director of professional development



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