The North West needs more female board directors and trustees so come along to a networking evening with wine and nibbles to broaden your understanding of the range of opportunities out there, understand how your skills and experience are transferable and to meet other board members, both current and future.
The WOB network is here to support you and can connect you, via these evenings, with other North West women who are on or interested in boards.
The purpose of this event is to introduce you to the different types of board opportunities across the sectors and to hear from a panel of board directors with a wealth of experience, who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom. As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks. Sarah Perris WOB's North West Ambassador, Presenter and Coordinator will be facilitating and chairing the evening.
Sarah is Managing Partner of Perris-Myatt, which helps individuals and organisations from grass-roots to global to build their brands and to enhance their reputation by communicating more productively with internal and external audiences. She is an experienced executive and non-executive director, trustee and board advisor in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Currently a Trustee for the Twin & Multiple Birth Association and for the Eifion Trust. Previously de-facto Director for Bentley Motors and a school Governor.
Ainslie is Inclusion & Diversity Manager at GatenbySanderson, the UK’s leading people intelligence business working across the public, education and not for profit sectors and specialising in executive and non-executive appointments. Ainslie manages the firm’s Insight Programme, which provides aspiring non-executive directors from under-represented groups first-hand experience of how boards in the public sector operate. She also oversees various aspects of GatenbySanderson’s people agenda, including diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.
Ainslie was previously a Project Manager at Perrett Laver, supporting clients across the UK not for profit and international development sectors with executive and non-executive recruitment. Her career began in fundraising, where she worked with high net worth donors for a UK university and a London-based heritage charity.
Sue Musson is the Chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a large organisation with nearly 8,000 staff and a turnover of £460m. She is also the Independent Chair of Warrington Together, the town’s health and social care partnership. Sue has nearly 25 years’ board-level experience as an executive and non-executive director in commercial and public sector organisations including four NHS Trusts, numerous business services companies and the Judicial Appointments Commission.
"The session on Wednesday was a true inspiration to me. It was just what I needed at this time. The speakers you chose shared great insights on what NED roles they'd done, why they'd chosen them and how they got them. I also liked the Q&A session where the panel shared their hints on how to demonstrate what you will bring to the organization." March 2016
Drinks and light nibbles will be provided.
With thanks to our event hosts