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WACL NED Talk – ‘The value of having a Marketing NED on Boards’ @ 1st of March from 12:20 – Members-only event

Mar 1, 2021 12:30 pm

As WACLers, understanding the benefits that our experience can bring to Boards is crucial to our personal branding when looking for a NED role. We are therefore thrilled to announce that the theme of our next WACL NED Talk of the season will be:  ‘The value of having a Marketing NED on Boards’ and the speakers will be our very own Rita Clifton CBE and Fran Minogue from Clarity. This WACL NED Talk is going be on Zoom AT lunchtime on Monday the 1st of March 2021 from 12:20 to 13:30 

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 and send you the link. We look forward to see you…..

Speaker Biographies

Rita Clifton

Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. Alongside her board chairing and non-executive roles, she is a writer, keynote speaker, conference chair & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.

Her career has included being a Vice Chair and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, as London CEO and Chair at the global brand consultancy Interbrand and as co-founder of BrandCap. She is now a portfolio chair and non-executive director on the board of businesses including John Lewis Partnership, Nationwide Building Society and Ascential plc. Previous boards have included ASOS, Dixons Retail plc, Emap, Bupa and Populus Group. Her non-profit boards have included WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature), the UK Sustainable Development Commission and Green Alliance. She was recently appointed Chair at Forum for the Future, the leading international sustainability organisation.

Rita is a regular columnist and media commentator, as well as author of ‘The Future of Brands’ and two editions of The Economist book ‘Brands and Branding’. Her new book on leadership ‘Love your imposter’ was launched by Kogan Page in September 2020. (Available to order on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-…or www.koganpage.com/love-your-imposter)

Fran Minogue

Fran is one of the best known and most respected professionals in her field. She moved into executive search after a blue chip career in marketing and general management with organisations including SmithKlineBeecham, ABF and InterContinental Hotels. She then spent 10 years as a Global Managing Partner at Heidrick & Struggles before founding Clarity in 2011.

The firm specialises in the Retail, Consumer & Hospitality sectors, advising Chairs and CEOs on organisational structure, succession planning and talent management at Main Board and Operating Board level, both in the UK and internationally.

A fluent French and Spanish speaker, Fran personally mentors a number of CEOs and business leaders and is a regular writer and commentator on industry trends and events. She is also an Ambassador of the Retail Trust.