GDP Board Diversity - The role of the governing body and Nominations Committees
14 December 2022 - Virtual
This new event for 2022 will enable members of, and staff supporting, Governance and/or Nominations Committees of the Board to consider their vital role in ensuring inclusive governance. We will offer up the evidence for a step change in Board practice, with governance only being truly effective if it takes an inclusive approach across its work. We will look at how this Committee (and individual members) can and should play a leading role, through oversight of board diversity and recruitment, succession planning and enabling effective assurance of EDI and organisational culture matters in their institutions.
We will draw on our extensive work across the sector including the HE Board Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit and Diversity of Governors report (2022 version forthcoming) as well as bring together insights and examples of practice change from a diverse range of speakers, with opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences.
9.30am Welcome and introductions, Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance) Advance HE
9.50am Why a game changing approach to diversity is needed, Kim Ansell, Senior Adviser and Managing Consultant, Advance HE
10.20am The role of Nominations & Governance Committees in strategic oversight of EDI, Marion Fanthorpe, Senior Associate Advance HE
10.40am Making progress on EDI, a case study , Dr Lynn Drummond, Chair and Helen Davison, Deputy Secretary and Registrar Hertfordshire University
11.30am Making progress on board diversity and culture - sharing practice in breakout groups
12.15pm Recruitment, induction and succession planning, Marion Fanthorpe, Harriet Howlett, Consultant, Board Practice, Perrett Laver and Fabrice Yala, Associate Consultant, Board Practice, Perrett Laver.
12.55pm Wrap up and final thoughts, Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance) Advance HE