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".

1Donald Brydon
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."

2Sir Philip Hampton
Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline 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.”

Olga Zoutendijk
Chairman of ABN Amro Group NV
“Elin Hurvenes is a diversity pioneer who has created a unique international platform for women to launch their NED careers, through a series of high quality events that involve stimulating Boardroom case studies and networking opportunities for candidates and Chairmen alike”

3Sir 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."


4Sir 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."

1Bob Cowell
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.”

1Alison Carnwath
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.”

1Glen Moreno
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”


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