• 13 Sep 2022
  • In-person
  • Networking

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Professional Development Taster Session

Professional Development Taster Session

Crystal clear strategy - capturing your plan on a single page

As the only Institute in the world to offer qualifications for Directors under Royal Charter, influential figures from business and beyond continue to recommend IoD professional development programmes for executive and non-executive directors across a range of areas including corporate governance, leadership, strategy and financial leadership.  

Have you been considering how you can enhance your impact and performance as a director?  Thinking about how to gain the latest tools and techniques from expert practitioners who have a wealth of experience in board rooms across the globe…  then this session is timely for you!

We warmly invite you to find out more about our professional development programmes and how they are being delivered in today’s environment.


Charles Kingsmill

Charles Kingsmill

Business experience

Charles is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has been a Finance and
Systems Director in the US. He was European Head of Strategic Development
at Mars Snack Foods, where he worked with the board on a wide range of
strategic,marketingand financial issues.

Charles set up a training,consulting and coaching service in 2001. His clients
typically engage him to take a group of leaders or managers to the next level
of performance. He supports his clients on a wide range of issues including
leadership, strategy setting, cultural development, new business models, KPI
setting and dashboards, branding, marketing and business development, new
value propositions,networkingand management development. He also offers
competitor war-games, which are a powerful way of developing a strategy to
outsmart and outperform competitors in highly competitive markets.

Professional credentials and training experience

Charles is in demand because of his ability to make complex topics clear, and
dry subjects interesting. He has trained at businesses of all sizes and in many
sectors, including food, pharmaceuticals, retail, sportswear, telecoms, IT,
sovereign wealth funds and magic circle law firms. His training clients are from
all over the UK and Europe, the US, the MiddleEast and Asia.

He has an MA from Christ Church, Oxford. While at Mars, he also trained as a
coach and facilitator. He is qualified to administer MBTI and FIRO-B. He has
been a Guest Lecturer at the University of Brighton. He is a Non-Executive
Director of a successful events business, and he volunteers as a trained
listener, mentor, trustee, knowledge manager and data protection officer at a
suicide prevention helpline.

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