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Specialisms

  • How do the composition and characteristics of the nomination committee influence its outcomes and subsequent impact on the board?

An experienced executive and non-executive director with over 35 years' business experience, the last 13 years as a self-employed interim professional in transformation and change.

Assignments included organisations such as London Pensions Fund Authority, Low Carbon Contracts Company, Luton Airport, British Gas, London Underground, Surrey County Council, BAA Heathrow and Great Place to Work.

Early career was in sales and marketing management with Reuters financial information services, in UK, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico and Austria. A past trustee of charities such as Samaritans, Relate and Carer Support. Currently a board director and chair of the nomination and remuneration committee for Tower Hamlets Community Housing in London. Research interests include nomination committee, use of AI in the board room, cognitive diversity and influence of the Chair.

Qualifications and Publications

MA, Creative Writing, University of Kingston, Surrey

MSc, Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London

MBA, University of Lancaster and Vienna Business School

BA (Hons), Psychology, University of Sheffield

Professional Qualifications

Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Leading Digital Transformations, Cass Business School, City University, London

Change Management Foundation and Practitioner, accredited by APMG

PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner, accredited by APMG

Certificate and Diploma (distinction) in Company Direction, Institute of Directors, London

Greenbelt Certification in Six Sigma process reengineering, General Electric

Certificate and Diploma in International Marketing, CAM Foundation

Publications

The future of auditing: why plans to sharpen up the industry could actually make it worse

Following collapses like cake shop chain Patisserie Valerie, the UK government is trying to toughen up the rules around financial reporting.

theconversation.com

Post Covid-19, what does a robust employee risk assessment encompass? — The Risk Coalition

Covid-19 has heightened the need for a far more holistic and strategic view of employee risk management. Jenny Simnett points out the importance of now including hybrid working and remote management arrangements. She adds that, as a result, many nomination committees now encompass aspects of people

www.riskcoalition.org.uk