Masterclass: Exec / Non-Exec relationships in the Third Sector


I was delighted recently to lead a governance masterclass at the three-day AMEX Leadership Academy hosted by Common Purpose.common-purpose-logo

Held at the wonderfully welcoming Wallacespace in London, the one hour masterclass session was informal and interactive. It provided an opportunity for future leaders in the Third Sector to come together and focus on governance, and in particular how to address the divide between Executive and Non-Executive board members.

All-in-all, a dynamic session which I thoroughly enjoyed.

A Fresh Prespective for the Board

British Lung Foundation logo On Tuesday 24th November I was invited to speak to the Board of the British Lung Foundation, a charity that funds vital research to save and improve the lives of people with lung disease.

At their ‘away day’ in London, we spoke about the importance of good governance and the vital role they have as trustees in upholding the organisation’s vision and embedding good governance across the organisation.

As an objective outsider I enjoy adding a fresh perspective and giving insight into different approaches that organisations can take to model their values, enhance their performance and deliver the mission.


Talk to Emerging Leaders

Leadership talk at Windsor Leadership TrustOn the 17 November I was invited to share some of my leadership experiences with a group of leaders at St George’s House in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The event was hosted by the Windsor Leadership Trust, a charity that aims to inspire the leaders of today and tomorrow to transform themselves, their organisation and society for the better.


The evident enthusiasm and talent of this group of emerging leaders was energising. One of my key messages was the importance of knowing ourselves as leaders and embracing our strengths (as well as finding those who can balance out our weaknesses!), so we are better able to achieve our leadership goals.


Afterwards we were invited to attend Evensong in the historic St George’s Chapel. It was a privilege to be a part of this service in such beautiful surroundings.