• 23 Apr 2024
  • Online

Director's liabilities how risky is it to be a director?

In this quarterly Centre for Corporate Governance webinar, join an expert panel as we assess the extent of director liabilities. We seek to provide an answer to a question of great relevance to all IoD members: how risky is it to serve on a board in the UK? What can I do to mitigate that risk?

Directors play a crucial role in guiding and overseeing the operations of a company. However, with this responsibility comes potential liabilities. Understanding a director's liabilities is essential for anyone serving on a board or aspiring to do so.

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In this hour-long webinar, join our expert panel of speakers as we discuss:

  • Trends in director indemnity insurance cases
  • The latest regulatory requirements and governance standards
  • Practical strategies for identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential liabilities
  • Recent litigation, case law and legislative updates that impact director liabilities

Whether you are a seasoned director seeking to understand the true extent of the personal risk that you face as a director, or a corporate professional looking to navigate regulatory complexities, this webinar offers invaluable insights and practical guidance to help you navigate the intricate landscape of director liabilities. 

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Bronwen Horn, Hiscox

Bronwen Horn is the Head of Management Liability, Financial Institutions and Regulated FinTech at Hiscox UK. She has specialised in providing Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurance cover to business leaders for over twenty years. Her company focuses on supporting the management of UK-based companies in a wide variety of sectors, from start-ups to larger listed companies. Bronwen can share insights on how liability arises, the types of claims she sees and also how directors can reduce the personal risk they are exposed to.

Dr Susan Hawley, Spotlight on Corruption

Dr Susan Hawley is Executive Director of Spotlight on Corruption, a charity that monitors the UK's enforcement of its laws on corruption and money laundering, and has 20 years of experience of researching and campaigning on UK enforcement. She is also co-author of the report "Power without Responsibility: the state of senior executive accountability for economic crime in the UK today."

Janhavi Dadarkar, The Board Academy

Janhavi Dadarkar holds a portfolio of NED positions and serves as an IoD course leader.

She has over two decades of experience in advising corporates and entrepreneurs.

After starting as a lawyer in top City of London firms, she turned to corporate and government affairs as Equity Partner in an India focused advisory firm which she helped build, restructure and exit. She is a recognised expert and frequent speaker on governance and cross-border transactions.

Natasha Winter, Addleshaw Goddard

Natasha is a Partner with extensive experience of litigating in the High Court and acting for clients in high-value, complex disputes. She has a focus on corporate disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions, post-transaction disputes and a wide range of other disputes with a corporate nexus. Her clients include FTSE 100 companies, private equity firms, giants in the retail and consumer sector and high net worth individuals. Natasha also works closely with Addleshaw Goddard's corporate team to provide front-end risk management advice before and during transactions.

Nichola Peters, Addleshaw Goddard

Nichola is a Partner in our Global Investigations team. She specialises in advising financial institutions, corporates, directors and senior management on financial and corporate crime issues. Key areas involve advising on and carrying out investigations and connected criminal and regulatory proceedings relating to corruption, directors' disqualification, sanctions, money laundering, terrorist financing, extradition, information security and fraud issues.

Seema Kennedy OBE, Fair Civil Justice

Seema Kennedy was a Government Minister under Theresa May’s Premiership, serving as Immigration Minister and Public Health Minister. Before that she was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister between 2017 and 2019, responsible for relations between MPs and Downing Street during the Brexit negotiations.
Kennedy has been Executive Director of Fair Civil Justice since June 2022, where she has led the advocacy campaign around predatory litigation and unregulated litigation funding inside government circles and in the UK business community.

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