Being an Effective NED in the Public Sector

Non-Executive Directors play a vital role in shaping public bodies’ strategy, vision and purpose. They hold the executive team to account for their delivery and implementation of strategy and ensuring value for money is achieved. NEDs are recruited based on their achievements and skillsets in their executive roles. High performing NEDs often display a different skillset. In this expert-led virtual training, a highly experienced NED will show what skills and behaviours are most valued in public bodies’ Board through analysis of case studies. 


Key features:

  • Understand the skills required of a NED in the public sector
  • Learn the difference between being a NED in the public sector and being a NED in the private sector
  • What behaviours are best to avoid and whata re valued in public bodies' board
  • How to enhance your performance as NED

Who is this virtual course for:

This virtual online course is intended for new Non-Executive Directors or those aspire to joining public bodies’ Boards. This is also useful for existing Board Members who would like to re-think their skills and behaviours, and how to enhance their contribution to their respective Boards.


 

Summary

Virtual
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Duration

10:00 - 13:00

Price

£395 + VAT

Location

Zoom & MS Teams

Dates

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Lead Trainer

Tony Foster

Tony Foster

Tony has extensive experience in numerous top roles, including Director of ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd, Chief Executive of ICI Chlorchemicals Business and was the first Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

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Tony Foster

Tony Foster

Tony Foster was formerly a Director of ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd, Chief Executive of ICI Chlorchemicals Business and a full-time member of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for nearly a decade.

He was a member of the Council of the Competition Commission for over five years and was the first Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency. Tony was a member of the Financial Protection Committee of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Board of Trustees of Victim Support.

For six years Tony was a lay member of the Discipline Committee of the ICAEW, where he sat with two members of the Institute to decide on allegations of misconduct. He was also the sole lay member of the Financial Protection Committee of the SRA, responsible for ensuring comprehensive professional indemnity insurance was in place for all practicing solicitors and for the rules, operation and funding of a £50m Compensation Fund.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator. As a non-executive director of Ellis & Everard plc, Tony guided them from a £100m sales, ICI part owned UK distributor, to an independent £800m worldwide leader in chemicals distribution.

Tony is a founding member of Criminal Cases Review Commission, playing a major role in devising and implementing case review processes from its creation in 1997. He has chaired the Audit Committees of the Competition Commission, AHVLA, and Victim Support.


Qualifications:

  • BA in Chemistry, St John’s College, Oxford
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