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Member Check-In: Managing Your NED portfolio

Hear from experienced Directors on the practicalities of balancing a range of board roles | Full Member Check-In

Date and Time
13 Oct 2023
09:00 - 10:00
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
Full Member
Digital Member
£ 20
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This is a ‘must-join session’ for those new to a portfolio career, or those considering making the move, to gain insights into how to juggle multiple NED roles successfully. 

Every Director’s portfolio is unique – bringing its own benefits and challenges. At this virtual session, two experienced portfolio NEDs will share how they balance the different roles, as well as practicalities of running a busy portfolio. They will outline their approach to shaping a portfolio between different sectors and board types, maintaining a work-life balance and offer some ‘top tips’ on the practical and administrative challenges.

This virtual event is free to Full and Directors’ Circle members. It will include a Q&A discussion under Chatham House rule.


Lesley Cowley

Lesley is the Chair of DVLA, an agency of the Department for Transport. She also Chairs ACL Ltd and is a NED at Public Digital Ltd, both private sector companies. She was previously Chair of Companies House and Chair of The National Archives. She was the Institute of Directors UK NED of the Year Winner, 2019 and was appointed OBE for services to the Internet & e-commerce in 2011.

Busola Sodeinde

Busola Sodeinde was appointed as Non Executive Director at Hargreave Hale AIM VCT in June 2022. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has spent most of her executive career in financial services. Until 2019, she was a Managing Director/CFO – Global Markets EMEA for State Street Bank. She is a non-executive director at TR Property Investment Trust plc, a member of the Board of Governors for Church Commissioners (and sits on its Audit & Risk Committee), a non-executive director at The Ombudsman Services and a Trustee of The Scouts. Busola is the founder of a social start up and is also an activator supporting women-led ventures.