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Member Check-In: When to step off

Join us at this week's Member check-in for a 60-minute webinar focusing on knowing when it is right to leave a board role

Date and Time
21 Sep 2023
13:00 - 14:00
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
Full Member
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£ 20
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Gaining a board role is a challenge but what about the other end of the journey? Knowing when and why to leave a board is an exercise of judgement, weighing the organisation’s needs alongside your own aspirations and reputation.

We are joined by two experienced non-executives who will share their perspectives on stepping off boards and hold space for attendees to discuss their own situation under the Chatham House rule. 

Becks Ganz will talk about her decision not to enter a 2nd term with a leading franchisor in the education sector, and also about pulling out at an early stage in the appointment process for another company.  

Sonia Gayle will share her experience in remaining a trustee through a major charity merger, and working with others who did step off as two boards merged to one. 


Rebecca Ganz

Non-executive Director, Entrepreneur & C-Suite adviser and Women on Boards Lead for the North West.

Rebecca Ganz (aka Becks) is an ex-pat who successfully kickstarted her Non-Exec career in August 2018. With a range of Chair, Non-Exec & Advisory Board roles, which span Education, Institutional Health and Business sectors, Becks knows what it takes to strategically build a Non Exec portfolio, while continuing to grow her Entrepreneur and C-Suite coaching practice. Becks is Chair of BlueSkeye AI Ltd and IFM Bolton Ltd, Non-Exec of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Trustee of Leodis Multi Academy Trust and Advisory Board Member for Patchwork Health. For further background on Becks, please see www.rebecca-ganz.com

Sonia Gayle

Non-Executive Director and Women on Boards UK Presenter

Sonia Gayle is a charity trustee and Risk and Governance Committee Chair.  In her spare time, she mentors’ executives and emerging talent, and is also a community volunteer for the British Red Cross.  Sonia is an MBA graduate and Chartered Banker and previously worked in the financial services sector for over 25 years in various senior roles including: regulatory policy (FSA), consultancy services (EY), and risk management advisory (HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and AEGON). She is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association, FT NED Diploma holder and is also a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.