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WACL NED Talk Lunch - The Modern Remcom

Dec 3, 2018 – 12:15 pm , The Foundling Museum

For our second NED Talk Lunch of this WACL year we will be focussing on the changing role of the Remuneration Committee. As Board members we are often asked to sit - and in due course Chair - one of these committees. Being marketeers, a Remuneration Committee role is often a more natural fit for us to participate in and to lead. Recently however a number of key changes have been made to how the Remuneration Committee should run, the scope of work of the committee needs to cover and the responsibilities of the Chairman changed, and so we though it would be useful for us to address and demystify some of the questions around this.

To guide us through our discussion we have engaged the help of our very own Remco Supremo - Stevie Spring - and expert guest speaker - Stephen Cahill from Deloitte.  Both speakers biographies are enclosed below.

The event will be held between 12:15 and 2pm on Monday the 3rd of December and will be hosted by the lovely Larissa Joy at the gorgeous premises of the Foundling Museum located on 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ  (Closest tube station: Russell Square)

This is WACL members-only event so please let me know on Francesca@Ecsery.com if you would us like to save you a spot.


Speaker Biographies

Stevie Spring CBE :

Chairman - Children In Need

Joined the Club in 1989. President 1994/5. Made an honorary member in 2007. 

A portfolio director, investor and adviser, Stevie is Non Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair for the Cooperative Group.  Stevie also is Chairman for tech start up of the year Kino-mo, is the in-coming Chairman of Mind - the mental health charity, and is currently working on two private equity buy-outs. Until their recent successful sale, she was Remuneration Committee Chair of Ladbroke Coral plc and Chairman of the Bridgepoint backed ITG Group.

She graduated in law and after roles in marketing, television and international advertising agency management, she was named UK Chief Executive of Clear Channel, the world's largest radio, out of home and live entertainment company. From 2006 to 2012 she was CEO of Future plc - a fully listed international consumer publishing company - where she led the company's restructure and digital transformation. Previously, she Chaired BBC Children in Need for a decade, served three terms as Chairman of The Groundwork Federation, and was Audit Chair for Arts and Business.

She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and of the Marketing Society, and holds an honorary doctorate for services to business. She was named in GQ magazine as one of the UK’s 100 most connected women, is on the Telegraph /Debretts list of Britain’s 500 most influential people and was awarded the CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours


Steven Cahill

Vice Chairman,  Deloitte UK

Stephen is a Partner in Deloitte's Global Employer Services practice, providing advice to a number of high profile FTSE100 clients on all aspects of executive remuneration, including total compensation reviews, long term incentive design and consultation with institutional investors. Previous to joining Deloitte as a  Partner in November 2008, Stephen had 20 years’ experience in advising companies on remuneration strategy and equity incentives, having previously been head of executive compensation and leader of Mercer’s human capital business in Western Europe.