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Members-Only event : NED interest group lunch

Jan 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm

The format of the NED Interest group events are members-only interactive lunches or breakfast for 10 to 15 WACLers where one or two panellists (WACL or external) are invited to offer their reflections on how to be an effective Non-Executive Director / Trustee, share tips how they approached these roles and the challenges they have faced securing these appointments in the first place.  These events are 90 minutes long and are held in a central London location hosted by a WACL member.

Our next NED event will be at lunch time and held on Monday 13th of January 2014 from 12:30 to 14:00 at Starcom, 89 Whitfield Street, London W1T 4HQ.

The theme for this session will be: "Becoming a Trustee: is it a first step to becoming a corporate NED?" and speakers for this session will be

  • Zoe Morgan: Non-Executive Director and WACL member:

Zoe has been an executive board director for the last 20 years, most recently until 2007 as Group Marketing Director of The Co-operative Group and prior to this Marketing Director for HBoS. Between 1994 and 2002 Zoe worked for the Boots group in a variety of buying and marketing Directorships, latterly as the Strategic Marketing Director for all the Boots retail businesses. Both The Co-operative group and Boots were named the UK’s most trusted retailer for the first time during her tenure.

She now has a portfolio of non-executive directorships including Moss Bros , a leading Mens Clothing Retailer, Medical technology business Kind Consumer, an elderly live in care business The Good Care Group, and Burbidge a Premium Kitchen Furniture Manufacturer

  • Ann Bourne from the Executive search firm Satxton and Bamfyle :

Ann has 17 years’ experience in executive search in the UK after an earlier career in HR and training for international banks in both the USA and the UK. Since joining Saxton Bampfylde, Ann has advised on a range of executive and non-executive board appointments in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She leads the firm’s health practice group, and has worked on every NHS assignment that Saxton Bampfylde has undertaken in the past 9 years.  Ann has a BA in History and English from Denison University in the USA.


If you are interested in attending this event, please let Francesca know  on Francesca@ecsery.com. This event is free of charge and places are limited to 15 so it is first come first serve basis.