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Members Only event -NED Lunch 9 December 2014

Dec 9, 2014 – 7:00 pm

I am delighted to announce our next WACL NED event that is happening on Tuesday the 9th of December 2014 at 12:15 until 14:00 and will be hosted by our lovely President Lindsay Pattison at Maxus Global, located on 11-33 St John St, Fitzrovia, London EC1M 4AA ( closest Tube Station is Farringdon).

The Theme of the talk will be ‘The value of having a Marketing NED on Boards’ and the speakers for this talk will be our very own Sue Farr and Carol Reay.

Sue Farr:

Executive Director at Chime Communications

After an early career in marketing with Northern Foods plc, Sue moved into advertising.

After Bates Dorland and CDP, she joined WCRS as Business Development Director in 1986. Four years later, the agency had doubled its billings and moved into the top 10. She joined Thames Television in 1990 as Director of Corporate Communications and was seconded to UK Gold as launch Marketing Director in 1992. In 1993 the BBC hired Sue, as its first marketing professional, to be Head of Marketing for Radio. She was appointed Director of BBC Public Service Marketing in 1999. In 2003 she joined Chime Communications plc.

She is a former Chairman of the Marketing Group of Great Britain. She is a member of Forum UK, the RTS, the IOD and a Fellow of the RSA. She is a WACL, Woman of Achievement and was Advertising Woman of the Year in 1997.

Sue has three Non Executive Director roles - Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (appointed December 2013), Dairy Crest plc (appointed October 2011) and Motivcom (appointed 2008). From 2007 – 2013 she was a Trustee of the Historic Royal Palaces.


Carol Reay

Partner at Odgers Bernsdtorm

Joined the club in 1989 and first served on executive committee in 1991. President 1995/96. After graduating from Manchester University Carol began a career in advertising working in various agencies to the level of board director before setting up her own agency, Jenner Keating Becker Reay in 1984. As its MD she took the agency through a merger and buy out to form Reay Keating Hamer and later in 1995 Mellors Reay. In 1999 Mellors Reay merged with Grey Worldwide and Carol became Deputy Chairman. Carol served as an IPA council member. In 2000 Carol joined Great Ormond Street Hospital as their Executive Chairman of Fundraising and Public Affairs. As rewarding as this new challenge was in 2001 Carol decided to step to one side of business for a couple of years in order to devote time to her small children. She continued as Chairman of Nabs during this period. In 2003 Carol co-founded Sherbert Lemon Ltd, a Brand Consultancy with an client list consisting of The Home Office, Young’s Seafood, the Open University, the British Retail Consortium and the Criminal Justice System. In 2008 Carol took up a non-executive directorship at Springetts Design Consultancy a top 10 design agency. In 2010 Carol qualified as a psychotherapist. In 2014 after having been a consultant to Odgers Berndtson Executive Search for a couple of years Carol joined the firm as a partner and Global Chief Marketing Officer. She also took up the non executive Chairmanship of brand Evaluation Company Transfressive X. Carol lives with her family near Cambridge.

This is a members-only event and free of charge, capacity for the room is 15 people so please let me know soonest on Francesca@Ecsery.com  if you would like me to reserve you a seat