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Boardroom Insights Cardiff

Come together with other Women on Boards members in Cardiff to listen to inspirational speakers and for networking and mutual support.

Date and Time
21 May 2024
18:00 - 20:00
Location
Cardiff
Venue
PwC, 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3PW
Capacity
55
Pricing
Director’s Circle
Free
Full Member
Free
Digital Member
Free
Guest
£ 5

Event registration fee for you is: £ 5

Terms & Conditions

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.

Come and have a drink with others in the network and our Women on Boards’ lead in Wales to meet, share your experiences and ask any questions you may have.

An in-person event in Cardiff, facilitated by Alison Thorne, Women on Boards’ lead in Wales. Alison will be joined on the evening by other inspirational speakers and there will also be ample opportunity for discussion and informal networking in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Wine and/or soft drinks and nibbles will be served.


Lead for Wales, Alison Thorne

Alison has developed a non-executive career and has just been appointed as Chair of National Dance Company Wales. Alison is also currently a Governor of Cardiff Metropolitan University; an Independent Panel Member of the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments service; and a Board Member of Sport Wales.

Until 2021, she was Chair of the leading equality charity Chwarae Teg and a trustee for six years. Alison previously held executive board and leadership positions at Otto UK, George at Asda, Mothercare, Lego Retail, and Kingfisher with B&Q. Following 2 years as a partner in a boutique executive search company, Alison set up ‘atconnect’ an executive search and people development company in 2010 which includes mentoring individuals at transition points in their careers.

Alison is based in Cardiff and is the Women on Boards Lead for Wales. She delivers Women on Boards’ CV Masterclass and our ‘Becoming an Effective Chair’ programme, as well as providing 1-on-1 Board CV reviews and mentoring across non-executive and executive careers.


Speakers

Helen Morgan

Helen Morgan FCCA, MBA (Finance Director: Character.com)

Helen is an experienced Finance and Non-Exec Director working in the retail sector for one of the UK’s largest character clothing companies.

She qualified as an accountant and became a fellow member of the ACCA in 2008.

Throughout her career, Helen has experience within a wide range of industries and sectors, including Retail, Telecommunications, Tech and Financials Services, and Charitable And Membership institutions.  All within a number of disciplines from F,P&A and Accounting; to that of Director and Senior/Non-executive positions.

She became a Non-Executive Director in 2020 and now sits on the board as a Trustee and Treasurer of Citizens Advice Bureau.  Then in 2022 she was elected to sit on Global Council for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), where she supports the interests of members worldwide.  More recently she has become a mentor on the career ready programme which is a social mobility charity that empowers young people ages 15-25 to access workplace opportunities and support them towards their future career opportunities.   


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