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WACL NED Talk – How to secure your first NED role

March 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

It can be challenging to secure your first NED or trustee role and can continue to be a challenge as you search for additional roles.

This is why we set up the WACL NED network – to help brilliant women navigate the process and know what to expect in the search and in the role.

In this session we are joined by one of the most respected headhunters, Patricia Tehan, who founded her firm Lygon to provide better search for Chairs, Boards and Executives. Patricia has a lot of expertise in the field to share with us and is firmly committed to have better diverse boards.

Drummond Hall is a former Marketing Director and CEO before starting his distinguished career as NED, SID and Chair. As well as seeking roles himself, Drummond has led and participated in many searches for NEDs. He is a big advocate of diversity of thought around the board table and has recruited and supported first time NEDs. Drummond will share his advice in what to do and not do as you start your search.

The Event will be chaired by our very own Roisin Donnelly and will be held on the 6th of March 2024 from 12:15 till 13:30 on Zoom. Please let [email protected] know if you would like to attend this event


Speaker Biographies

Patricia Tehan – Founder Lygon

Patricia Tehan founded Lygon in 2008, having previously headed the boardroom practice in another boutique. Her early career was as a financial journalist with The Times. She supports clients in non-executive and executive director appointments; helps boards navigate complex succession planning and people change initiatives; and advises on IPO and demerger boards. She is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a non-executive director of SchoolOnline.

Drummond Hall

Drummond Hall has many years experience as a non executive director and Chair across a number of customer focused businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. He is a proven leader with deep knowledge of marketing and culture change. In addition he has extensive experience of corporate activity. Drummond is a former Chair of Mitchell’s and Butlers. He was SID at Sage ( where he was Chair of the Remco for a number of years)and was SID at W H Smith ( also chairing the Remco) and First Group. He was also a non executive at Taylor Nelson Sofres and was an operating partner at a private equity house for a period. In his executive career he was CEO of Dairy Crest and a marketing and commercial leader with Pepsi and Mars, having started his career in marketing at Procter & Gamble.

Roisin Donnelly

Roisin Donnelly is a Non Executive Director of NatWest, Premier Foods and Sage and a former Non Executive Director of Homeserve, Just Eat, Bourne Leisure and Holland &amp Barrett. She has served on Advisory Boards for Coca Cola European Partners and the John Lewis Partnership. Roisin is the former Brand Director for Procter &amp Gamble Northern Europe and led P&amp G’s “Thank You, Mum” campaign for P&amp G’s sponsorship of the Olympic Games. Her previous roles include Brand Director for P&amp G Fine Fragrances in North and South America and Brand Director for Cosmetics and Fragrances for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has also led P&amp G’s Western European hair care business. She is a former council member of the Advertising Standards Authority. She led Diversity and inclusion for P&amp G UK. Roisin is passionate about coaching, developing and mentoring in the industry. She is a former President of WACL, a former Chair of Cosmetic Executive Women and a Fellow and Former President of the Marketing Society, Roisin was born and educated in Glasgow and is married with 3 daughters. She loves travel and the theatre.


March 6
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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