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Directors’ Circle: Crisis Communication Strategies

How can non-executives best manage organisational and personal reputational risk?

Date and Time
28 Mar 2024
09:00 - 10:30
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
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£ 30
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With many high-profile scandals hitting organisations of all types, crisis communications has risen up the risk agenda for many boards. The reputational damage, to individuals and organisations, can be significant and long-lasting.

As with many areas of risk, the key to mitigation is in preparation and planning to respond effectively and swiftly in a crisis situation. But what does a quality crisis communication strategy involve? How should boards, collectively and as individual directors, get involved? And what are the key points to keep in mind?

At this special event, Audley Advisors share their stress-tested strategies for effective crisis communications. They will cover both what to look for as a board in an organisational plan, and advice for individual non-executive directors to manage their reputational risk.

Towards the end of the session we will leave time for attendees to ask questions / discuss their own situation under the Chatham House rule.


Annie Coleman

Annie is an expert in organisational culture, branding and communications with over 40 years’ experience in transformational change. She has held global leadership roles with top tier investment banks, leading cultural transformations at Goldman Sachs, UBS, and UniCredit. She currently sits on the board of Strategic Equity Capital PLC; is a certified leadership coach; and has held various NED roles including Chair of the Board of Governors for a North London academy, Chair Borough Market and Advisor to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games in the run up to London, 2012.

Meglena Petkova

Meglena has worked with clients across numerous pillars including senior executive profile building, financial communications and corporate transactions, proactive campaigning and crisis management. She is currently focused on helping clients to navigate social media, SEO, and online reputation risks.

Audley is a global strategic advisory firm supporting clients facing complex reputation, policy or communication challenges. By applying our principle of Unconventional Wisdom, we find creative solutions to help our clients achieve their goals.

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@wbdirectors.co.uk