Chairmen on the forum
Sir Roger Carr
Chairman of BAE Systems plc
"However good you are, if you are invisible you won’t get onto the radar. If you are not on the radar you are unlikely to get the job – networking is part and parcel of the role".
Chairman of Smiths Group plc, Royal Mail and Sage Group plc
"I have taken an interest in the Professional Boards Forum since their first event in 2009 as it provides us chairmen with a new and interesting talent pool. I am honoured to speak at the 15th November 2012 event and am looking forward to another enjoyable afternoon."
Sir Philip Hampton
Chairman of RBS plc
“I enjoyed the Forum and was pleased to meet and work with some very able candidates. I was also impressed by the presence and energy of my fellow chairmen and board directors, who demonstrated a clear commitment to ensuring that outstanding women are visible and considered for FTSE NED roles in the future.”
Sir John Parker
Chairman of Anglo American plc
“I enjoyed the Professional Boards Forum event – the format was both fun and stimulating. I’m delighted that Anglo American is able to support the May 2010 event. It’s fitting as we have one of the few female CEOs in the FTSE100 as well as a female NED."
Sir Peter Bonfield
Chairman, NXP Semiconductiors NV
“When starting an NED career you need a little help and good contacts. The new network women get at the Professional Boards Forum is very important and for the chairmen it exposes us to a talent pool we might otherwise not see. I have attended the Forum since the inaugural event and will continue to support the Forum."
Founding Partner Makinson Cowell
“Any initiatives that widen and deepen the available pool of Non-Executive directors deserve support and the Forum does just that. I look forward to making my contribution at the UK Forum in May 2010.”
Chair of Land Securities plc
“I look forward to receiving the biographies and photos of the attendees, as I saw some very capable individuals at your Forum last week. I also enjoyed the event and will continue to be a good supporter. Well done overall – you should be delighted with the event.”
Chairman of Pearson
“If a woman does a good job on a board she will be sought by others for NED work. But it is often a matter of initial exposure, so this networking event is very interesting”