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Acting as an ‘investor NED’, with BGF 

Join us at our upcoming Directors' Circle member event, designed for experienced non-executives only.

Date and Time
26 Sep 2023
13:00 - 14:00
Not Specified
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Refunds for all our individual events are available if notice is given three business days prior by email or telephone, or one month prior to first session of our programmes. After this, a transfer to another event will be given. Cancellations on the same business day will not generally be eligible for a refund or transfer, however you may substitute someone to come in your place. In the case of exceptional circumstances let us know and we will consider a refund/transfer.

Growth funds offer scaling business more than the financial investment – with most supporting them strategically through an ‘investor NED’ on the board. 

The role of an investor NED is a very specific one, to optimise the chances of a firm’s success and secure the fund’s investment. 

At this Directors Circle event, we will be joined by Cate Poulson, Head of the BGF Talent network. 

BGF is a unique fund, set up in 2011 to address the chronic and longstanding shortage of funding available to Britain and Ireland’s small and mid-sized firms and to inspire a generation of entrepreneurs largely overlooked or insufficiently supported by the investment community. 

Cate builds and supports their network of over 6000 independent non-executive directors, which they place on the boards of companies in their wide-ranging portfolio. 

She will discuss

– BGF’s unique model and, having been there since the very early days, their journey to a balance sheet of £2.5bn;

– the qualities and experience which make for an effective investor NED ;

– the conflicts and rewards within the NED role and BGF’s approach to managing their portfolio 

There will also be ample opportunity for members to share their experiences and join the discussion. 

This event is included in our Directors’ Circle membership. Current Directors’ Circle members have received a calendar invitation already – if you haven’t, please get in touch with Julia via contact@womenonboards.co.uk