Masterclasses: The Contemporary NED - staying *match fit*
Date Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Time 08 Oct 9:00 - 08 Oct 13:00
Venue Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange 1 Duval Square London Greater London E1 6PW United Kingdom
Pricing Subscribed Member
£ 395 Subscribed Member
£ 475 Member
Corporate Member
£ 395 Corporate Member
£ 395 Champion
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Our NED Competencies Masterclass gives guidance, best practice and instruction on some of the key elements and latest developments relevant to Board Directors and NEDs.

The more time one spends as a non-executive board member, the more one appreciates the complexity of the role. This masterclass aims to cover both the hard and soft skills involved in being an NED or Trustee and provide time to reflect on and discuss common topics and challenges.

The half-day masterclass (9am - 1pm) focuses on the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance

    • A review and update of the latest trends, developments and practical applications

  • Board Effectiveness

    • The board in action considering board balance, diversity and performance, including essential attributes

  • Risk in the Boardroom

    • An overview of what good risk management looks like with an insight into leading practice ideas

Case studies and interactive discussions are used throughout the session

The course is provided in association with the Non-Executive Directors' Association.

Please note, the course fee also includes a complimentary e-version of the Non-Executive Directors' Handbook, published by NEDA in association with ICSA. 

Who is this course for?

You will get the most out of this course if you are an aspiring or serving non-executive, a trustee or governor and are looking to make sure you stay "match-fit".


Louis Cooper, Chief Executive, Non-executive Directors' Association

Louis-Cooper.jpegLouis is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) – the members Association which supports the specific needs and demands of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees across all sectors.

Louis leads the NED and board training, education and advisory services. He also oversees the publication of the ‘Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook’ (4th Edition: 2016) and NEDA’s sponsorship of the Non-Executive Director Awards – 12th year in 2018.

Louis has over 20 years’ experience in governance, risk and assurance services and in public practice has worked for all of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms and for 6 years was a partner at the UK top 10 audit firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, where he led the Risk & Assurance team. Louis has worked as both an executive and NED on a number of listed and AIM boards and undertakes and provides advice on getting the best out of board performance evaluations.

Tanya Gass, CEO Tanya Gass Training

Tanya Gass is a legal trainer and consultant specialising in corporate law, corporate governance and equity capital markets.

Tanya qualified as a corporate finance solicitor at Clifford Chance where she advised companies on stock market fundraisings, takeovers and company law procedure. After a brief stint at Collins Stewart stockbrokers, Tanya joined Gouldens (now Jones Day) where she focused on providing advice on AIM fundraisings and was seconded to Hanson plc to assist with the sale of their European Brick Business.

In 2003, Tanya left practice to teach the legal practice course at BPP University, then set up Tanya Gass Training in 2010. Since then, she has built a training and consultancy practice assisting a wide range of companies to include law firms, training companies, universities, accountants, private and listed company boards, start-ups, new directors, company secretaries and Companies House.

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