Future Board Session 1 Intro to Board & Its Responsibilities
In early October, John Allan, Chairman at Tesco Plc and Barrett Developments Plc, led the inaugural session of Clarity’s D&I Future Board Programme.
Future Board by Clarity, is designed to address the lack of ethnically diverse executives moving into NED roles. The Parker review of March 2021 evidenced that 20% of FTSE 100 businesses have no ethnic diversity at the board level.
The programme, over six months, introduces senior executives to the responsibilities of the Board across Strategy, Finance, Audit & Risk, Succession Planning, NomCo, ESG and critically, what it takes to “make the leap”!
Each session is led by an eminent executive with significant experience at Plc Board level. In addition to John himself, this includes Ian Powell, Chair Capita Plc; Imran Nawaz, CFO Tesco; Jock Lennox, Chair Johnson Service Group Plc; Irene Dorner, Chair Taylor Wimpey Plc; Caroline Silver, Chair PZ Cussons Plc; Ric Lewis, NED L&G Plc, Andy Duff, Chair Elementis Plc and Bukky Bird, Group Sustainability Director at Barratt Developments Plc.
The participants were drawn from the Retail, FMCG and Hospitality businesses below, the unifying objective being to attain the experience to move into a NED role. The first session was two way, lively and informative and augurs well for the rest of the programme.
We would like to express our thanks to John and the participants for what was an excellent session.