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Thriving as a NED during the COVID-19 crisis

June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm BST

A relaxed, “in conversation with” style format with personal insights into the challenges currently facing NEDs in the COVID-19 crisis.

Strong, independent Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are vital to a wide range of organisations, as they bring specialist expertise and valuable insights to the board. The global COVID-19 outbreak has meant that leadership and good governance is more important than ever, but it has also posed a set of challenges to the independent NED.

NEDs are grappling with a series of issues in dealing with this black swan event:

  • Striking the right balance between independence and operational involvement
  • Assessing the need to shift from constructive challenge to more of a supportive role for the executive
  • Navigating the deficiencies of virtual interaction when healthy boards are built on human-level understanding and relationships

ICAEW’s board effectiveness manager, Julia Root-Gutteridge, will explore these issues with Gary Dixon, ICAEW member and experienced NED and founder of INED.

In a change to recent ICAEW webinars, this event will be a shorter, podcast style broadcast, with live video feed of the chair and speaker, and will rely on their conversation with minimal/no slides.

Benefits of attending

  • Insights into the role of an independent NED
  • Thoughts on how board members and boards collectively could best respond to the COVID-19 crisis


  • No charge for members of the Corporate Governance Community which is a free Community to join.
  • Non-members £50 + VAT