Both recruiting chairs and prospective board members are concerned that any new appointment is the right ‘fit’. Getting this wrong can reduce board efficacy and increase turnover of NEDs. It can also prove highly frustrating, and even reputationally damaging, for the non-executives involved. But what is board fit and how do you ensure you have it?
This session will be led by perspectives from both a headhunter and an experienced board Chair. Shimi Shah will reflect on what has worked well in her experience as a board Chair and portfolio NED to ensure ‘fit’. Robin Landsman, of Beaumont Bailey, will offer insights into effectively assessing for ‘fit’ and the role of informal and formal assessment in NED appointments.
Robin Landsman, Head of Leadership at Beaumont Bailey
Robin joined Beaumont Bailey’s Leadership Development practice in 2020, advising clients on human capital management, leadership development, talent assessment and successful on-boarding practices. In her previous role, Robin was the Chief Talent Officer for S&P Global, working out of the US, leading all talent initiatives and workforce planning strategies across five global businesses.With over twenty-five years of HR experience, including senior leadership positions at Pepsi-Co, Avon and S&P Global, Robin is uniquely positioned to help organisations identify, develop and deploy the talent they need to excel over the long term.
Shimi Shah is currently Chairperson of Carousel Solutions Group plc, Miratech and Impact Holdings (Mauritius S.A.) Limited. She is also Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at the Royal Mint.
Shimi is an experienced board director and Chair with significant experience in growing and scaling companies by leading high performance boards. She has over two decades of venture capital investment experience in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. During the last 10 years, she has used her investment and board expertise to design, build, and manage fiduciary and advisory boards for clients that include sovereign wealth funds, family offices, private equity, and large private businesses. Shimi also founded NEDx in 2020, that focuses on coaching high impact directors as well as building high performance boards.