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NEDs and Advisory Boards... what have they ever done for us?

Brought to you by St John's Innovation Centre

Would a NED or Chairman add extra fire-power to your Board? Join Innovate UK EDGE and the Cambridge Judge Business School at the Bradfield Centre on June 8 from 5:30pm to hear first-hand from experts ready to debate the pros and cons.

Registration for this event is now closed.

About the event

As early stage companies grow and scale they start to look at the Executive Board and wonder if adding extra fire-power is a good idea. What would a Non-Exec Director or Chairman bring to the party? Would a Board Advisor appointment open commercial or funding doors? Are we operating effectively as a Board and would an experienced head bring corporate governance best practice to the fore, instead of it being on the wish list?

Join Innovate UK EDGE and the Cambridge Judge Business School at the Bradfield Centre on June 8th to hear first-hand from a select group of panellists ready to share their views on the pros and cons and what they wished they’d known about ‘changing the dynamics’. We’re bringing together CEOs, NEDs, advisors, investors and lawyers to share their insights and experiences of growing businesses and supporting founders.

Key Take-aways

We are aiming to  discuss and answer some of the questions that founders and early-stage Boards typically need answering:

  • What’s best for you – an Advisory Board or a Non-Executive Director…or both!
  • When should I consider taking on a Board Advisor or NED and where do I find one?
  • Remuneration or sweat-equity, based on what outcomes?
  • What are the rules of engagement?
  • How do I change them if it doesn’t work out...legally?

The expert panellists will be:

  • Phil Robinson, a Corporate Partner at Ignition Law
  • John Halfpenny, Executive director at Echion Technologies and with an excellent track record as CEO of fast growth high tech and clean tech companies
  • Simon Thorpe, Delta2020, Chair of Cambridge Angels, Angel investor, mentor, consultant and NED of the UoM Innovation Factory, Inngot and
  • Bill Yost of Foresight Group, who supports the growth of UK early-stage deep tech ventures through venture investment and non-executive director roles
  • Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in the IoT space and is the Founder/CEO of PervasID, the world’s most accurate passive RFID technology – leading the business from start-up to scale-up
  • Thea Brook, an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working across multiple industries, including food, fintech, fashion and media

We’ll probe the lived experiences of the panellists to see it from all angles. Places are limited, so register now! 

You can follow @IUK_EDGE_East on Twitter and tweet about this event using #nedsevent.

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Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0GA

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