19 March, 2015 | (01 hr)

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Taking on a trustee role or nonexecutive directorship can help executives broaden their skill set and enable more effective decision making in their full-time role. It can bring a wider business perspective and additional insights into how corporate governance works in a different environment or industry.

Inevitably, competition will be tough for these roles, particularly for newcomers, so this session is designed to give the benefit of experience and lessons learned from seasoned business leaders who have already embarked on a portfolio career. 

Key Learnings

  • Embarking on the journey - Choosing the right time to start 
  • your CV
  • Getting the right skills and understanding corporate governance 
  • Authority versus influence 
  • Extending and utilising your network
  • Due diligence 
  • Managing your time
  • Overall benefits 

Speakers

Donna Dabney

Donna Dabney
Former Executive Director, Governance Center

Donna Dabney, former Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center, is currently a Senior Advisor to the Governance Center. 

Prior to joining The Conference Board, Donna was Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Governance Counsel of Alcoa Inc. and she part...Full Bio

Anne Stevens

Anne Stevens
Council Director, Global Business Women Leaders; Advancing Women in Leadership; HR Executives Councils
The Conference Board
former VP People & Organisation
Rio Tinto Copper

Anne Stevens is Council Director for Global Business Women Leaders; Advancing Women in Leadership; Human Resource Executives Councils.

She is a senior business leader, previously a European Director with IBM. Anne joined Rio Tinto in 2008 where she led the people strategy, plans and pract...Full Bio

Andrew Tank

Andrew Tank (Moderator)
Executive Director, Business Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Andrew Tank is responsible for The Conference Board’s membership in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Associate Members receive on-going research in the fields of productivity, corporate governance and organizational effectiveness, information services and access to exclusive peer g...Full Bio

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