WACL NED Talk – ‘If I could tell you one (NED) thing’ – 28 April 2021 @12:30 – Members-only event
“If I can tell you one NED Thing”? Whether you are interested in listed, unlisted or not for profit organisations, at the start of your journey or mid way through, come along to hear some tips and experiences from fellow WACL-ers. In response to popular demand, this session will provide hands on practical advice to ensure you are considering and optimising every step!
We are extremely fortunate to have highly experienced WACL members, who have a wide breadth of experience across many different boards including Camelot, Virgin Start-Up, Eve Sleep, Untold Stories, timeTo, ABBEY PLC? , Guide dogs for the blind and many more.
They will join us to share their breadth of experience in helping you to unlock that first NED role. We will bring to life each of the key stepping stones, along with helpful hints on how to approach them. Speakers include fellow WACL’ers, Jennelle Tilling, Avril Gallagher, Linda Grant, Kerry Glazer and Nikki Crumpton
The event will be held on Wednesday 28th April from 12.30pm until 1.30pm and will be held as a video conference.
This event is free of charge and WACL members only. Spaces are limited (even by video conference), so please let me know at Francesca@ecsery.com if you would like to attend so that I can send you the dial in details.
Portfolio Non Executive Board Advisor
An experienced and award-winning marketing executive with a career spanning over 25 years, Jennelle Tilling most recently served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer for KFC. She was responsible for the company’s brand marketing, communications, innovation, digital presence, and brand reputation in over 125 countries around the world. Jennelle has a long track record of driving results within YUM!, having served in leadership roles for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Prior to her global role, Jennelle served as Vice President of Marketing for KFC. Her work earned her an IPA Advertising Effectiveness Gold Award in 2008 and a Silver Award in 2010, a British Arrow for Digital Creativity in 2013, and the 2007 Marketing Society Award for brand revitalization. In 2016, she was awarded one of Business Insiders most innovative global CMOs An active contributor to the marketing industry in the UK, Jennelle is a Fellow of The Marketing Society, a member of MGGB, and was proudly WACL President in 2013/14. Jennelle is the Founder and Chief Brand Strategist at Marketing with Insight; a London based brand consultancy specializing in Retail, Food and Beverage strategy. She also sits on the Board of Camelot, Shaftesbury PLC, Butchies and is a Trustee at The Guide Dogs for The Blind.
Portfolio NED and Chair: AAR, Untold Studios, timeTo
Non-Executive Chairman, NED & Board Advisor, Founder Goldpollen Strategy & Leadership Consulting
Portfolio NED & Career Coach
Avril has extensive experience of the media and communications industry and has held a number of domestic and international leadership roles within Omnicom Media Group and Publicis Media Group. Early in her career, she held a non-executive role within an Omnicom company. This was a positive experience and was pivotal in making the decision to investigate NED opportunities after leaving Omnicom Media Group in 2017. Today, Avril holds three non-executive roles all within the property and investment arena. In addition, Avril provides consultancy to start-ups / companies in their early years looking to grow. If that was not enough, during Covid she decided to embark on post graduate study specialising in Career Coaching with a view to helping people maximise their potential within the work place. This study during Covid has been fascinating and has added to what I can bring to the Board table.