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GDP Board Diversity - The role of the governing body and Nominations Committees

GDP Nominations and Governance Committees; board diversity, succession and effectiveness

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. 

GDP Board Diversity - The role of the governing body and Nominations Committees

14 December 2022 - Virtual

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Programme

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

11.10am   Break

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

1.00pm   Close

 

Aaron Porter

Associate Director (Governance)
,
Advance HE
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Aaron leads on Advance HE governance activity through the delivery of our national Governor Development Programme which engages with around 900 governors across the UK on an annual basis. He has extensive experience leading reviews of over 25 governing boards. Aaron was previously President of the National Union of Students (NUS) and also chair of trustees for the organisation.

Marion Fanthorpe

Associate
,
Advance HE
Marion Fanthorpe
Marion Fanthorpe is a Senior Associate at AHE with significant experience of governance effectiveness reviews and recent experience of leading a governance diversity project with Welsh universities. Marion has been an HR and OD Director in two universities and has a deep interest in EDI and organisational culture.

Kim Ansell

Senior Consultant, Governance and Leadership
,
Advance HE
Kim Ansell
She has worked across higher and professional education providing support to groups at all levels including senior leadership teams and Boards, to facilitate change, strategic thinking, planning and performance improvement. Kim has recently led the Advance HE membership themed month on the topic of Transforming Organisations from student to board. 

Helen Davidson

Deputy Secretary and Registrar and Head of Corporate Services
,
University of Hertfordshire
Helen Davidson
Helen Davidson is Deputy Secretary and Registrar and Head of Corporate Services at the University of Hertfordshire. She has over twenty years of HE experience and has responsibility for leading departments related to governance, legal and compliance, internal audit, health and safety, research, planning and policy and academic quality and standards.

Harriet Howlett

Consultant in the Board Practice Perrett Laver
Harriet Howlett
Harriet Howlett is a Consultant in the Board Practice at executive search firm Perrett Laver, working on Chair and governance level appointments across a number of sectors including Higher Education, Charities, Arts and Culture, and Sports.

Harriet also leads the firm's Governance Apprenticeship Programme which is a partnership initiative primarily operating in Higher Education and supported by Advance HE, aimed at developing a pipeline of future governing body members from diverse backgrounds.

Fabrice Yala

Consultant, UK Board Practice, Perrett Laver
Fabrice Yala
Fabrice is a Consultant in the Board Practice. He has supported several Chair and governance appointments across all sectors we work in including Arts, Sport, Higher Education and our Social Environment and Impact Practice.

Dr Lynn Drummond

Chair and Pro-Chancellor
,
University of Hertfordshire
Dr Lynn Drummond
Dr Lynn Drummond has had a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. She spent 16 years as a Managing Director within Investment Banking for Rothschild. Prior to Rothschild, Lynn worked in the Cabinet Office in London as Private Secretary to the Chief Scientific Advisor.
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