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Speakers

Over 50 speakers will be appearing at our 2017 conference, including Professor Andrew Kakabadse, launching our research with Henley Business School into tension in the boardroom; and Lord Owen, who will talk about board leadership.

Look through the full list of speakers below, and click on each to find out more about them.

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Full list of confirmed speakers

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Robert Amaee

Robert Amaee

Robert Amaee is the Head of White Collar & Corporate Investigations in London.

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Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Richard works with boards to advise them on how best to organise themselves to address the risk challenge. He also regularly develops and delivers training programmes for boards and their organisations.

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John Armour

John Armour

John is Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford University and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

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Bernadette Barber

Bernadette Barber

Bernadette Barber, FCIS, has been a company secretary for more than 25 years.

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Anna Bateson

Anna Bateson

Anna Bateson is an experienced business facilitator, who leads workshops designed to inspire participants to address real business situations.

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Kit Bingham

Kit Bingham

Kit Bingham is Head of the Chair and Non-Executive Director Practice at Odgers Berndtson, with experience of working for clients ranging from FTSE 10 companies to AIM-listed, privately-held and international businesses.

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Scarlett Brown

Scarlett Brown

Scarlett Brown is Senior Researcher in the Grant Thornton Governance Institute, a dedicated team specialising in governance research, analysis and advisory services.

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Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan

Described by Forbes Magazine as "one of the top 5 speakers in the world", Professor Tony Buzan is a world renowned best-selling author and lecturer on the thinking process, creativity and innovation.

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Julia Casson

Julia Casson

Julia Casson is Director of Board Insight Limited, the corporate governance consultancy. After graduating in French and Russian, Julia started her career as a Contracts Administrator with the Plessey Company whilst studying for the Chartered Secretary (ICSA) qualification in her spare time.

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Sue Coe

Sue Coe

Sue currently heads up the EHRC’s work on work and employment issues. She has led the Commission’s work on a range of gender issues including pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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Anna Colban

Anna Colban

Anna Colban has been with the Financial Reporting Council for 10 years. She is currently working on the FRC’s review of the UK Corporate Governance Code, having previously led the FRC’s projects into corporate culture and smaller listed company reporting.

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Sharon Constançon

Sharon Constançon

Sharon is the CEO of Genius Methods - a company that offers tailored robust, behaviour focused board evaluation services to many industries, listed entities and regulated businesses.

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Louis Cooper

Louis Cooper

Louis is Chief Executive (part-time) and one of the founders of the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) – the members Association that was set up to support the specific needs and demands of NEDs and Trustees across all sectors and at each stage of their ‘life-cycle’.

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Tim Copnell

Tim Copnell

Timothy Copnell is the founder director of the KPMG Sponsored UK Audit Committee Institute (ACI). Timothy qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1989 and joined KPMG's Department of Professional Practice in 1993 where he took responsibility for corporate governance.

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Dr Peter Crow

Dr Peter Crow

Dr Peter Crow is an adviser to boards and directors internationally on corporate purpose, strategy, corporate governance and board effectiveness; and, he is an accredited non-executive director.

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George Dallas

George Dallas

George Dallas was appointed Policy Director at the International Corporate Governance Network in 2014, where he coordinates ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and plays an active role in ICGN’s regulatory outreach.

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Fiona Darby

Fiona Darby

Fiona is Partnership Secretary of Travers Smith LLP, a City law firm, working with the Partnership Board in executing the Firm's strategy.

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Samantha Day

Samantha Day

Samantha is a partner at KPMG. She leads the firm's London Region tax, legal and pensions advisory teams.

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Judy Delaforce

Judy Delaforce

Judy is the Chief Executive of BP&E Global Ltd where she heads the Board development services and specialises in Board evaluations and coaching and mentoring board members.

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Bobby Duffy

Bobby Duffy

Bobby is Managing Director of Public Affairs in the UK and Global Director of the Ipsos Social Research Institute. He leads a team of around 200 researchers in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Brussels.

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Stephen Dunmore

Stephen Dunmore

Stephen Dunmore was appointed as Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator in December 2015. He was previously Chief Executive of the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

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Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans has been the Group Company Secretary of Intertek Group plc since she joined the Company in June 2003.

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Andrew Fairhurst

Andrew Fairhurst

Andrew joined Legal & General as a Company Secretarial Assistant from Hogg Robinson in 1987, where he performed a number of roles within the Group Secretariat.

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Alice Faure Walker

Alice Faure Walker

Alice is a senior consultant solicitor with leading charity law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite. She is a member of BWB’s charity and social enterprise team and has been advising charities and social enterprises on a wide range of legal issues since joining the firm in 2000.

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Charlotte Fleck

Charlotte Fleck

Charlotte trained and qualified at Pett Franklin and has gained considerable experience in relation to all forms of employee share plan, from statutory all-employee plans to bespoke arrangements for key executives.

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Pete Fowler

Pete Fowler

Pete has worked for Lumi for 13 years. Pete has extensive experience of building successful, collaborative, working relationships with Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 organizations. A specialist in technology for the AGM market sector with a track record of developing the business area and breaking into new global markets. Pete currently serves a Managing Director, Lumi UK where he oversees Lumi’s growth in the UK and Swedish markets.

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Paul George

Paul George

Paul is Executive Director of the Corporate Governance & Reporting Division. Paul joined the FRC in 2004 as the Director of the Professional Oversight Board.

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Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham

Lisa has worked for Equiniti for 29 years. During this time she has held various management positions and for the past 15 years has been heading up a team dedicated to the delivery of shareholder meetings.

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Kathi Hall

Kathi Hall

Kathi Hall is Head of Content Strategy and Brand for Age UK. She has worked in editorial and content her entire career, working with brands such as Virgin Atlantic, the British Museum, Sainsbury’s, Johnson & Johnson, Marks & Spencer and Unilever.

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Beth Hargreaves

Beth Hargreaves

Beth currently works in the Company Secretariat Team at Marks and Spencer Plc, and has previously worked in a variety of sectors including private, not-for-profit and charitable, giving her a broad range of experience.

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Fiona Hathorn

Fiona Hathorn

Fiona is Managing Director of Women on Boards in the UK and is a Trustee of the Charity Fight for Sight. She is a passionate angel investor and helped to found one of the first female angel investment clubs, Incito Ventures.

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John Heaton

John Heaton

John Heaton will become the new ICSA UKRIAT President with effect from 1 August 2017. He will succeed Frank Curtiss whose two-year term comes to an end on 31 July.

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Chris Hodge

Chris Hodge

For ten years until 2014 Chris was Director of Corporate Governance at the UK’s Financial Reporting Council.

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Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter is an Engagement Services Consultant at PIRC, where he provides research and engagement advice and support to investors, including for the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum.

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John Jeffcock

John Jeffcock

John has been Chief Executive of the world leading C-Suite network business, Winmark, for 20 years.

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Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

Mark is Deputy Company Secretary at Halma plc, the FTSE250 safety, health and environmental technology group, which develops and markets products to protect life and improve quality of life worldwide.

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Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones is a Director of Corporate Legal Solutions a consultancy working in corporate governance, risk management and internal control, company secretarial practice and compliance.

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Lady Barbara Judge CBE

Lady Barbara Judge CBE

Lady Barbara Judge CBE is the National Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors, as well as Chairman Emeritus of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, having been its Chairman from 2004-2010.

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Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew joined Henley Business School in July 2013 after 30+ years at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, where he finished as Professor of International Management Development in December 2012 and was awarded the honour of Emeritus Professor.

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Aidan Kearney

Aidan Kearney

Aidan graduated from Queens University Belfast (QUB) in 1998 with BSc (Hons) in Psychology and in 2000 with a PgDip in Computer Science.

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Max Klugerman

Max Klugerman

Max is a Senior Manager in PwC’s Culture and Behaviours team. Max works with clients to help them define, understand and shape their cultures and employee behaviours.

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Martin Lee

Martin Lee

Martin is technical lead of security research, and manager of the Outreach EMEA group within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organization.

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Simon Lowe

Simon Lowe

Simon is a long standing partner with Grant Thornton. He is a listed company audit partner, specialising in the construction and support service sectors and chairs the Grant Thornton Governance Institute.

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Rosamund McCarthy

Rosamund McCarthy

Rosamund McCarthy is a Partner at Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP. She advises charities and campaigners on establishment and group structures, governance, political activities, fundraising, mergers and collaborations.

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Lucy McClements

Lucy McClements

Lucy McClements joined BP&E Global as a Director in the summer of 2016 after nearly two decades as a regulator where she supervised firms from both a conduct and prudential perspective across all sectors of financial services from asset managers, banks, insurers, retail intermediaries, and securities firms.

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André Nagelmaker

André Nagelmaker

André is an experienced corporate governance professional with almost three decades of experience in the corporate services industry.

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Zainab Odutola

Zainab Odutola

Prior to joining Burberry in 2016, Zainab trained as a chartered secretary at Sky plc where she worked for 6 years. Zainab studied Law with French and completed the Legal Practice Course as well qualified as a barrister in Nigeria. She is also a member of the Association of Women Chartered Secretaries.

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Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne is Chief Executive of ICSA and Joint Head of ICSA Board Evaluation. Based in London, he is responsible for the management of ICSA in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories (UKRIAT) region.

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Fiona Otika

Fiona Otika

Fiona has been an AWCS committee member since 2013 and has held the roles of Treasurer, Vice President and is now President.

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The Rt Hon Lord Owen, CH FRCP

The Rt Hon Lord Owen, CH FRCP

Lord Owen is a doctor by training and was neurology and psychiatric registrar at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, before becoming a Research Fellow.

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David Parkes

David Parkes

Company Secretary of BAE Systems plc, a global defence, aerospace and security company with more than 80,000 employees worldwide. David has over 30 years' experience as a company secretary.

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Will Pearce

Will Pearce

Will Pearce is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. He advises corporate, investment banking and private equity clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings and listings.

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Marsha Rennie

Marsha Rennie

Marsha is a Chartered Secretary at Aviva plc where she has worked for over 4 years.

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Ben Richards

Ben Richards

Ben is Consulting Director at Radley Yeldar, a London-based brand, marketing and communications agency.

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Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger is Vice President and Governance Technology Evangelist of Diligent Corporation. In her role, she promotes the intersection of board governance and technology as a recognized expert in the field.

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Rob Shapland

Rob Shapland

Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker with 9 years’ experience conducting penetration tests for hundreds of organisations, from small businesses to major international organisations.

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Jeremy Small

Jeremy Small

An experienced Company Secretary with wide-ranging technical and commercial experience in manufacturing, services and financial services industries, who has extremely good relationships with chairmen, directors and senior executives, and is often used as a sounding board for commercial propositions, strategy and cultural issues.

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Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at De Montfort University, having previously been Visiting Professor at the Newcastle Business School.

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Jennifer Sundberg

Jennifer Sundberg

Jennifer Sundberg is Co-Chief Executive of Board Intelligence.

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Peter Swabey

Peter Swabey

Peter Swabey is Policy and Research Director at ICSA. He is responsible for developing ICSA’s profile to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to ICSA strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations.

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Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas has an extensive career as a company secretary spanning over 25 years.

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Louise Thomson

Louise Thomson

Louise is Head of Policy (Not for Profit), Policy and Research Department, at ICSA: The Governance Institute, where she is responsible for the Institute’s activities in the charity, not-for-profit, and public sectors.

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Dr Michael Viehs

Dr Michael Viehs

Dr Michael Viehs is responsible for intelligent proxy voting in Germany, corporate engagements on environmental, social, and governance issues and for conducting research on sustainability and responsible investing with a focus on automotives, consumer goods and retail, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and utilities.

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Kerrie Waring

Kerrie Waring

Kerrie Waring is responsible for delivering ICGN’s extensive work programme of policy representation, international conferences, education and guidance across 50 markets.

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Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

Mark is Regional Leader at Cebralog. He previously worked for 18 years with the Achilles Group, an international supply chain information company managing collaborative industry communities for supplier prequalification and risk management.

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Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson

Richard studied economic history and the philosophy of science at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology.

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Stephen Woodhouse

Stephen Woodhouse

After studying law at Leicester University and a career in the City of London spanning 30 years Stephen joined Pett Franklin as the third partner in the team on 1st December 2013.

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Sir David Wootton

Sir David Wootton

Alderman Sir David Wootton was a lawyer, a partner in Allen & Overy LLP, the international law firm, from 1979 to 2015.

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