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WACL NED Talk

Nov 11, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Working as a NED in a Small or Medium sized business is more rewarding than a lager FTSE 250 or FSTE100 company because :

  • You can be involved in a High Growth organisation
  • You can have more of an influence on the outcomes of the business
  • You can work closer with the C suite executive through mentoring them
  • There are very few women on those boards
  • Once you have one, you may have a better chance to sit on another
  • Compliance on AIM or private companies is less onerous than on FSTE listed business

The theme of our November WACL NED Lunch is all about ‘Getting a NED on SME and AIM listed business' and it is our great pleasure at WACL to welcome Ivonne Cantu from Cenkos Securities (Broker and Nominated Advisors to AIM listed businesses)  and Susie Cummings from NUROLE ( the new digital platform that matches the right people with the right boards) to join us on Wednesday the 11 of November 2015 from 12:15 to 14:00 and find out all about the NED opportunities in this space . The lunch will be hosted by Strutt Parker :   13 Hill Street, London W1J 5LQ (closest Tube station is Green Park).  

Speaker Biographies

Ivonne Cantu

Ivonne has more than 15 years’ international experience in corporate finance. She is a founding member of Cenkos where she acts as Nomad and corporate finance adviser supporting companies across a range of sectors on IPO’s, capital raising and M&A. Ivonne has a BSc(Eng) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Recent transactions include the IPO’s of Mercia Technologies, XL Media and Summit Germany and the sale of Straight plc.

Susie Cummings

I have been in the executive recruitment industry for more than 30 years working across most sectors and geographies, including 15 years as the founding partner of Blackwood Group.

During that time I’ve seen the industry undergo dramatic changes, much of which has been driven by advances in technology and the advent of the internet. Today boards are under ever more intense scrutiny and, in this environment, it is critical that companies have the right mix of talent at the most senior level and that boards have more variety, more international experience and more digital know-how. 

Because this new age needs a new type of headhunter, in 2014 I started on the next stage of my journey with Nurole –a digital platform that matches the right people with the right boards.

The reality is that much of the research for non-executive placements can and should be automated. Individuals who are thinking think about a plural career shouldn’t have to traipse round all the board recruiters answering the same questions. And head hunters shouldn’t have to call up the individual to ask, ‘Can you talk? Is this a convenient time? Do you have any capacity? ’ 

It is my vision that Nurole will make this a thing of the past.

This is a members-only event and free of charge, capacity for the room is 20 people so please let me know soonest on Francesca@Ecsery.com   if you would like me to reserve you a seat.

Thanks and kind regards

Francesca