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Contemporary NED Masterclass

Our Contemporary NED Masterclass offers a fast-paced tour through core governance issues and best practice on the key elements relevant to Board Directors and NEDs.

Date and Time
28 Nov 2023
09:30 - 12:30
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
£ 395
Full Member
£ 395
Digital Member
£ 495
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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.

It is a ‘must’ for serving and aspiring corporate board directors who want to brush up their knowledge and understanding of core boardroom issues. All participants will receive a full pack of materials from the session, as well as the opportunity to obtain a copy of the Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook, described as the definitive reference guide to understanding your role as a valued NED.

This three hour masterclass covers the following:

  • Corporate Governance overview and update – key concepts and what it means with a focus on the recent code changes, review of current topics such as culture
  • An ‘Effective Board’ – Director and NED roles, responsibilities and duties and a brief overview of board performance considerations. Also The Effective Board vs the Performing Board where you should be aiming? Latest developments and trends in boardroom activity
  • Strategic Risk Management – Update on the strategic view of risk management from the board’s perspective, including how companies are positioning their own ‘ESG’ agenda.

Who is this course for?

You will get the most out of this course if you are an aspiring or serving board member and are looking to refresh or gain an overview of core governance knowledge.

Timing for the session: 9.30am – 12.30pm (inclusive of coffee break)


Louis Cooper, Chief Executive, Non-executive Directors’ Association

Louis is Chief Executive and one of the founders of the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) – the members association which supports the specific needs and demands of Non-Executive Directors and Trustees across all sectors.

Louis leads the NED and board training, education and advisory services. He also oversees the publication of the ‘Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook (6th Edition:2023) and NEDA’s sponsorship of the Non-Executive Director Awards – 17th year in 2023.

Louis has over 25 years’ experience in governance, risk and assurance services and in public practice has worked for all of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms and for 6 years was a partner at the UK top 10 audit firm Crowe Clark Whitehill (now Crowe UK), where he led the Risk & Assurance team. Louis has worked as both an executive and NED on a number of listed and AIM boards and undertakes and provides advice on getting the best out of board performance evaluations and effectiveness reviews.

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