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IoD to Host Experienced Dealmaker Jo Haigh at Business Leaders Event

Claire Veale 04 Dec 2018
Jo Haigh CPD Sessions

The IoD in the Isle of Man will welcome experienced dealmaker, Jo Haigh to lead a series of CPD training events at Appleby’s Douglas office in the New Year.

As a multi-award winning business leader, Jo is the CEO and founder of business support consultancy, fds and has bought and sold approximately 400 companies in the last 28 years.

The day-long event on 7 February 2019 will consist of three workshops presented by Jo. Entitled Practical Tips for becoming a NED 2019’, ‘Top 5 Things Every Director Should Know’ and ‘Step to the Top’, they will each be targeted at local business leaders looking for support in a role transition or career development.

The first session, ‘Practical Tips for becoming a NED 2019’ will look at how leaders can access non-executive roles and how to be the most desirable candidate in a competitive marketplace, whilst also exploring the risks and responsibilities of the NED role, with recommendations on best practice for assessing contracts in an increasingly litigious environment.

The ‘Top 5 Things Every Director Should Know’ will follow as an interactive taster session to help delegates distinguish the role of a director from the roles of other actors involved in the management and oversight of a business, including exploring the link between a director’s duty towards the company and their potential personal liability.

The final session, ‘Step to the Top’ has been created to provide leaders with an understanding of what it means to be ‘board-ready’, a capable director and the duties and obligations that people face as board directors.

Speaking about what will be an interactive and informative day of CPD, the IoD’s Isle of Man branch Chair, Jennifer Houghton said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jo here to the Isle of Man and for the opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise with our members and the wider business community. As an experienced dealmaker and NED Chair for a number of prestigious companies within the UK, she is highly regarded in this field – something that is demonstrated by the outstanding number of awards she has been nominated for and the many she has won.

“I’d also like to thank law firm, Appleby for not only hosting the day but also for its commitment of support to the IoD in 2019, including also sponsoring the February Dining Club.”

Claire Milne, Partner at Appleby Isle of Man, commented: “We are thrilled to be hosting the IoD CPD training, a series of informative sessions aimed at local business leaders. We look forward to welcoming speaker Jo Haigh and the delegates to Appleby’s office in February.”

The event is open to both members and non-members. For more information, to register for one, two or all three of the events, please click here.

For any further information please contact Claire Veale or on 07624 355160.

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IoD Isle of Man
6th Floor, Victory House
Prospect Hill, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 1EQ

The Claremont 
18-22 Loch Promenade, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 2LX

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