THE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR - an evening with Gerry Brown
Club Members and guests are invited to an evening with Gerry Brown, author of the Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence.
About the book:
"A fascinating and honest account of the opportnities and pitfalls of life as an Independent Director. Gerry Brown has a unique blend of executive and non-executive experience and his book brims with authority and useful tips. For those of us on Boards, The Independent Director is a must read." - Hugh Lenon, Chairman, Pheonix Equity Partners
Mr Brown is an experienced director who has sat on or chaired many boards and his book draws on his varied experience to offer advice to aspiring board directors...Several of the book's top tips are interesting, but Mr Brown's thoughts on the business of "challenge" - that is, questioning and disagreeing - are the most insightful. - Financial Times
Gerry Brown is currently Chairman of Novaquest Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on life sciences. Prior to this, he was Chairman of NFT Distribution Ltd and Senior Independent Director of Kellar plc, the global leader in ground engineering. He was also Chairman of Biocompatibles International plc, the Senior Independent Director at Forth Ports plc and he represented 3i on the Board of Vantec Corporation - a MBO from Nissan in Japan - until the very successful exit. Previous other independent directorships include Chairman of Upol Ltd, and Director of CH Jones Ltd, Michael Gerson Ltd and Datrontech plc. Gerry has been an Independent Director of Quintiles, the largest global provider of bio pharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services.
Prior to his career as a Chairman / Independent Director he was for many years an international senior business executive working in supply chain management, covering a variety of market sectors. He served as Operations Director of Exel plc (now DHL), was a Board Member of TDG plc and was Chairman of Europe for Tibbett and Britten plc. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics. He is a Board Mentor with Critical Eye and is a member of the Council of the University of Exeter.
Members' Guest: £20/pp
Event organised by Sarah Laessig and Gina Mok