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Events

Our events aim to support you, as a board member, with practical insights and a valuable chance to network with your peers.

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Insights from some of our key events

A conversation with Investors – 20 May 2021

With climate change, ESG and other issues such as diversity and inclusion firmly on the board agenda, Rick Lacaille of State Street and Edward Mason of Generation Investment Management share the investor perspective

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ACI Social Housing – 27 April 2021

Social housing team provide a regulatory update and offer an informed view on the opportunities and challenges that modern methods of construction

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A conversation about cyber security – 22 April 2021

Paul Taylor former Head of Cyber at KPMG and now chair of cyber consultancy Beyond Blue joined our Board Leadership Centre FTSE350 meeting to share his experience in helping boards combat the cyber threat

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A conversation with John Amaechi OBE – 16 April 2021

John Amaechi OBE joined our Board Leadership Centre FTSE350 meeting to share his powerful, motivating and challenging views on diversity and inclusion

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A conversation about COP26 – 23 March 2021

KPMG climate change and decarbonisation experts discuss the nature of the road ahead as the UK prepares to host COP26 in November 2021

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ACI Healthcare – 20 March 2021

Sector update focusing on healthcare commissioner and providers covering the latest regulatory, financial, governance and risk topics

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A conversation with Lucy Kellaway – 18 March 2021

Lucy Kellaway, former FT Columnist and non-executive at Admiral Plc, discusses the topic of reskilling and it’s momentum for businesses

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ACI Higher Education – 9 March 2021

Exploring the biggest challenges being faced by University boards and audit committees

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Gender Balance in FTSE Leadership – 4 March 2021

Sir Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson of the Hampton-Alexander Review joined our Board Leadership Centre FTSE350 meeting to share their insights on women in senior leadership positions and on boards

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ACI Supply Chain Risk – 23 February 2021

We reflect on increasing pressure to have ethical and environmental supply chain management a strategic priority

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A conversation with Lord Malloch Brown – 4 February 2021

Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former deputy secretary-general to the United Nations and senior adviser at Eurasia Group, shared his views on the big threats to global confidence

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A conversation with Bryan Foss – 28 January 2021

Chris Burt and Bryan Foss from the Risk Coalition discussed the pros and cons of having a separate risk committee in addition to the audit committee

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A conversation about Dynamic Risk Assessment – 21 January 2021

Dr Andries Terblanche, Global Head of Dynamic Risk Assessment at KPMG, discusses how a dynamic approach is needed to understanding, mapping and mitigating the risks around us.

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A conversation with Dr Pippa Malmgren – 10 December 2020

Dr Pippa Malmgren former special assistant for economic policy to President George W, shared her insights for those thinking about how leadership styles might unlock organisational success

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A conversation with Vicky Pryce – 3 December 2020

Drawing on insights and research from her recently published book ‘Women vs Capitalism’, Vicky will lead a discussion exploring the radical change that is needed to reform capitalism and achieve greater economic equality

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A conversation with Oonagh Harpur – 25 November 2020

Oonagh Harpur shares her insights on social impact and the board

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A conversation with Edward Bonham-Carter – 24 November 2020

Edward Bonham Carter, one time investment analyst and now Vice Chair of Jupiter Fund Management provided an investor perspective on the challenges faced by audit committees and corporate boards

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ACI Climate Change Webinar – 20 November 2020

We reflected on the updated TCFD guidance and how it can drive the right action and strategic risk decisions being made in your boardroom. We looked at what this means for litigation risk in light of Director’s obligations and how you can ensure you are not affected

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ACI Technical Update Webinar – 17 November 2020

Our technical update covered the latest accounting, governance and reporting matters, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting

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A conversation about executive pay – October 2020

Chris Barnes, the Head of KPMG’s Reward and Executive Compensation practice in the UK, discusses executive pay and the current challenges facing remuneration committees

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A conversation with ACCIF – September 2020

Jock Lennox and Chris Jones from the ACCIF discuss the UK framework for reporting on internal controls over financial reporting

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Conversation with Sir Jon Thompson – September 2020

Chief Executive of the FRC, Sir Jon Thompson, discusses the broader landscape of audit reform and its impact on audit committees

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Conversation about employee non-executive directors – June 2020

Sir Ian Powell, Capita Plc Chair, along with Lyndsay Browne and Joseph Murphy, Capita’s two employee non-executive directors, provided some insight into why Capita decided to appoint employee non-executive directors

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Conversation with Lord Williams – June 2020

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams, discusses ‘Responsible Business’, topics include the environment, digital development, universal basic income and who (and what) we reward as a society. Listen to the full recording here

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Risk Update – June 2020

Our risk update covered how to review principle and emerging risks as a strategic imperative; addressing and reporting the risks of climate change and understanding the Brydon Review recommendations

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Governance, accounting and cyber security update – June 2020

Exploring the key issues being faced by audit committees and boards, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, reporting and technical accounting, as well as cyber security

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Conversation with Paul Boyle OBE – April 2020

Paul Boyle, former CEO of the Financial Reporting Council and chief internal auditor at Aviva, talked about shaking up existing UK legislation in order to extend legal protections to everyone who blows the whistle on corporate malpractice

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Conversation with an investor – January 2020

Sacha Sadan, Director of Investment Stewardship at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) shared his perspectives on how businesses can communicate better with their investors; both equity and fixed income

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Conversation with Andy Fastow – November 2019

Andy Fastow, former CFO of Enron and architect of the greatest fraud in American history seeks to shed light on what went wrong

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On the remuneration committee agenda – October 2019

Chris Barnes and Andy Johnson from KPMG’s Reward and Executive Compensation practice discussed the challenging remuneration landscape including pensions, post-employment holding periods and discretion in rewards

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Breakfast with Alison Kay and Victoria Whyte – July 2019

Alison Kay, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at National Grid, and Victoria Whyte, Company Secretary at GSK, shared their thoughts on "who are the board accountable to?"

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Breakfast with Lord Malloch-Brown – April 2019

Lord Malloch-Brown shared his views on the big threats to global confidence

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Breakfast with Lord Myners and Harlan Zimmerman – March 2019

Lord Paul Myners and Harlan Zimmerman, chairman and senior partner at Cevian Capital, explore 'constructive activism'

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Breakfast with Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming – February 2019

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming shared his thoughts on the Chinese economy and UK and China business communities

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NED Future Focus Seminar with Mandy Hicks – February 2019

Former Tornado GR4 fast jet pilot with the RAF Mandy Hickson shared her experiences of calculating risks, taking decisions and why she always trusts in her team

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Breakfast with Paul Polman – February 2019

Breakfast with Paul Polman, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce and former CEO of Unilever Plc, joined our FTSE350 breakfast to share his thoughts on corporate responsibility, purpose and sustainability

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Breakfast with Francis O’Grady – November 2018

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress lead a discussion on the lack of public trust in business and board considerations

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Dinner with Sarah Wilson – October 2018

Sarah Wilson, CEO Minerva Analytics, leads discussion on corporate governance, board effectiveness and the role of the proxy voting agencies

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Breakfast with Sir Win Bischoff – June 2018

Sir Win Bischoff, Chair of the FRC, joined our FTSE100 Chairs’ breakfast to explore the proposed 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code and other corporate governance initiatives

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Breakfast with Dame Deirdre Hutton – June 2018

Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shared her experience and insights surrounding the response to the administration of Monarch Airlines, the handling of key stakeholder groups involved and the impact on her role as CAA Chair

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Succession planning and the nomination committee – April 2018

Kit Bingham and Mark Freebairn discuss succession planning and other issues on the nomination committee agenda

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Blockchain – April 2018

Nicolas Cary demystifies blockchain and advancements in technology

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GDPR – March 2018

David Cooke, NED at the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) discussed the pragmatic approach proposed by the ICO along with the risk and opportunities GDPR presents

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Conversation with Investors – February 2018

Insights from our 'Conversation with Investors' event where a number of issues were discussed by FTSE 350 Audit Committee Chairs along with Jeanette Andrews from LGIM, and Paul Lee from Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Cyber risk – September 2017

Sir Iain Lobban, Partner at Hakluyt Cyber and former Director of GCHQ, provided a fascinating insight into the cyber security landscape

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Audit Committee best practices – July 2017

A summary of audit committee best practices produced especially for our ACI fifteeth anniversary event. Our guest panel included Dame Alison Carnworth DBR, Douglas Flint CBE, Sir Mike Rake, and Adine Grate Axen

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Terrorism risk – June 2017

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, provided a fascinating insight into his time as Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the challenges that our police face, and the evolving terrorist threat

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A conversation with investors – March 2017

Jessica Ground (Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders) and David Pitt-Watson (Fellow at London Business School) provided an investor perspective on audit committee oversight

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A conversation with auditors – January 2017

Senior auditor provide six insights into issues they are seeing rise up the audit committee agenda

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A conversation about managing through a crisis – September 2016

We were delighted that Baroness Dido Harding joined us to share her experience of crisis management - most notably managing through the October 2015 TalkTalk Plc cyber-attack. Our briefing looks at the key points arising from the discussion

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Cultural change – July 2016

Antony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclays Plc and a prominent and insightful advocate for structured and considered cultural change, sets out five key steps

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