The Women’s Business Council and the Men as Change Agents (MACA) working group launched their MACA toolkit on April 9th from Number 10 Downing Street. The MACA toolkit provides ideas for business leaders to drive towards gender balance in their teams and close the gender pay gap and foster equality in the workplace.
Written by Team NEDonBoard
On Jan 30th, NEDonBoard held its best practice evening on succession planning. Following an initiative by NEDonBoard, the professional body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK, chaired by Helen Pitcher OBE, we host a panel evening to present this new guide. NEDonBoard raises governance standards on boards across the UK by providing board best practice guidance on succession planning.
By Stanislav Shekshnia for Harvard Business Review
INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Centre have launched a research project asking the questions: What are good practices for the Board chair’s role, and how do they differ from the traditional practices of CEOs and top executives?
The research included a survey of 200 board chairs from 31 countries, 80 interviews with chairs, and 60 interviews with board members, shareholders, and CEOs.
Today, in a Special Edition on INSEAD Directors Forum newsletter, it was announced that from 1st September 2017, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative (ICGI) will take on a new identity as INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC).
The INSEAD IDP Network Committee today announced that Helen Pitcher, OBE, was elected as new Chair and President of the INSEAD International Directors Network committee, following the annual AGM held on October 14, 2017. Helen takes over from previous chair Christoper de Mattos.
The International Women's Forum UK recently announced Helen Pitcher OBE as the new President elect of the INSEAD Directors Network.
Are you thinking about what it would be like to be a non-executive director on a UK plc board? Helen Pitcher, Chair of Advanced Boardroom Excellence, went to talk to a room full of women thinking just that - at The Pipeline in London last week. Judging by some of the questions, some of them are in for multiple shocks even if they are successful at moving along through a search process. We share some of the advice Helen had to offer...
A guest post by Helen Pitcher for Caffeine
When most people think about effective leadership of an organisation, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the executive team comprising of the C-Suite of roles along with any business critical functions and key directors holding those roles. But in the context of good governance, effective leadership depends on a well-tuned board; a critical success factor to achieve this is healthy board dynamics
London’s leading business club, lounge and meeting space The Clubhouse, turns the tables and puts the focus on all the exciting things their fantastic members are achieving in their 'Member In the Spotlight' feature.
In their August ‘Member in the Spotlight’ feature they speak to member Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence.
An article from peoplemanagement.co.uk
The CIPD’s board of trustees has two new members, who were formally elected at a council meeting on 21 April. They are Shakil Butt, HR and OD director at charity Islamic Relief Worldwide, and Helen Pitcher OBE, chair of board effectiveness consultancy Advanced Board Excellence. Both are chartered fellows of the institute.
Advanced Boardroom Excellence joined KidsOut staff at the British Toy and Hobby Association’s Toy Fair 2016 for its famed Trolley Dash 2016.
KidsOut’s first year at the event, the Trolley Dash saw participants pass through the Toy Fair aisles collecting donations from exhibitors. Taking place in the fair’s last half hour, the Trolley Dash is an annual tradition developed to pass on extra stock and displays to disadvantaged children.
By Owen Bowcott for The Guardian, 11 Jan 2016
The number of women applying for Queen’s Counsel remains “stubbornly low”, the appointments panel has said, after promoting 25 female barristers and solicitor advocates among a total of 107.
by Sarah Downey for Legal Business, 11 Jan 2016
A trio of City heavyweights has been appointed among 107 new Queen's Counsel (QC) announced today (11 January), an increase on last year's round of 93.
Of the nine solicitor advocates who applied, there were three successful candidates, a drop on 2014/15 when five solicitor advocates were appointed. This year's appointments include Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan arbitration head Stephen Jagusch (pictured), Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher international arbitration group co-chair Penny Madden, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London arbitration head Nigel Rawding.
by Matthias Mueller for www.familylaw.co.uk, 11 Jan 2016
The Lord Chancellor has approved the appointment of six new family law Queen's Counsel today.
Overall 107 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced today. Last year there were 93 new silks.
In their July 2015 newsletter, The Rotary Club of Kingston upon Thames celebrate 25 years of KidsOut Days Out from having the idea and taking the initiative to start it all off; to the 2015 Day Out where over 30 Rotarians from all 4 Clubs attended.
By Jasmine Dotiwala for www.huffingtonpost.co.uk, June 29, 2015
You were once a child and may have children now. We all had a childhood. Usually filled with learning, playing, making friends and having fun. Not everyone is as fortunate.
June 24, 2015
The International Women's Forum UK recently congratulated their members who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Advanced Boardroom Excellence notes with pleasure that its Chairman Helen Pitcher has been given the Order of the British Empire for her services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Published by United Biscuits on 13 May 2015
United Biscuits (UB), the leading international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, has today announced the addition of two highly accomplished international business executives to its Advisory Board, established following the acquisition of UB by Yildiz Holding in November 2014. UB is appointing Helen Pitcher and Marco Jesi to join board members including Murat Ulker, Chairman of Yildiz Holding and Jeff van der Eems, CEO of United Biscuits.
Susan Dudley’s contribution to the Children’s Charity, KidsOut which supports disadvantaged Children through the provision of Fun and Educational Services www.kidsout.org.uk was recognised on Thursday, 23 April 2015 in London, at the Lancaster Hotel where she was appointed as ‘Life Time Ambassador’.