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WACL NED Talk - Members Only lunch - 11 February 2020

February 11 – 12:00 pm , Karmarama

'Not for Profit Organisations: The Inside Track’ With Stevie Spring and Tove Okunniwa

As New Year approaches it’s a time to reflect, so our first NED lunch of the year dives into the very important 'Not for profit sector'. Our 2 experienced pannelists will bring real insight and look to cover:

  • Starting out - Are they the first stepping stone to a portfolio career? How do you get one? What skills /CV are they looking for?
  • Board make up - what are they really like, what sort of people can you expect to meet , what do communication experts like ourselves bring to the party.
  • Differences to the private sector - governance, responsibilities etc
  • What value do they bring - Sense of purpose, safe learning, personal profile, a sense of purpose, remuneration.

The event will be held on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 from 12.15 until 2pm and generously hosted by Liz Wilson at Karmarama's plush board room located on 20 Farringdon Road ‑ London EC1M 3HE.  A light lunch will be provided.

This event is free of charge and WACL members only.  Spaces are limited, so please let me know at Francesca@ecsery.com if you would like us to save you a seat.

Speaker Biographies

Stevie Spring

Joined the Club in 1989. President 1994/5. Made an honorary member in 2007. Stevie graduated in law and worked in both marketing and breakfast television before starting a 16-year career in advertising agency management. She left adland in 1999 to be UK Chief Executive of Clear Channel, the world’s largest out of home media and entertainment  company. From  2006 to 2012  she was CEO of Future plc - one of the few women to run a fully listed public company. She is now a portfolio director, investor and adviser. As well as chairing the British Council, she advises the ITG Group following its sale from Bridgepoint Capital ; Chairs Mind, the mental health charity ; Chairs 2014 tech start up of the year, Kinomo; and is Chairman of Remuneration for the  Cooperative Group ,the world’s largest consumer cooperative. Prior to Chairing Mind, she served three terms as Chairman of BBC Children in Need. 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 and is on Debretts list of Britain’s 500 most influential people. She was awarded CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Tove Okunniwa

Tove has over 25 years experience in the marketing and communications industry. She was previously CEO of Havas Sports & Entertainment UK, the brand engagement network of the French communications group, which she joined after seven years with WPP agency MEC, building MEC Access, their specialist sport, partnerships and content creation agency. Prior to that she worked in the marketing department of the BBC across Radio, TV and finally several happy years as head of marketing for BBC Sport. Tove is Deputy Chair of England Boxing, the National Governing Body of amateur boxing in England, and a trustee of Catch 22, a social business dedicated to helping young people. She splits her time between London and Chamonix and is passionate about sport, music and mountains - cycling up or skiing down them, depending on the season.