Nine speakers have been confirmed for BusinessCloud’s latest event on the role of the non-executive director – or NED for short.

Together with Tech Manchester, BusinessCloud will be explaining what a NED does, how to become one, and what difference a non-executive director can make to a business.

It will hear first-hand from NEDs and companies who have witnessed the difference they’ve made – both good and bad.

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The first nine speakers already confirmed are:

  • Dianne Walker, award-winning NED and Sunday Times ‘Dame Helen Alexander’ 2019 NED to Watch winner
  • Martin Keelagher, entrepreneur and NED of PR Cavalry and KeyGeni
  • Stuart Thompson, Reorient Consulting director, chairman of the Institute of Directors for Lancashire and NED of assetcool.com, mgiss.co.uk and spexbox.co.uk
  • Richard Gregory, serial NED and former director of Tech North
  • Catherine Barber-Brown, consultant, NED, interim executive
  • Paul Battye, chief executive, Hoffmann Reed
  • Megan Pantelides, market director, private equity and corporate services, Board Intelligence
  • Muhammad Asim, co-founder and CEO of Arro Money and Marq Millions
  • Stuart Clarke, NED at Synap and festival director of Leeds Digital Festival

BusinessCloud’s executive editor said Chris Maguire said: “I wrote a blog on NEDs earlier this year and it had such an amazing response we decided to join forces with Tech Manchester to stage an event that demystifies the role and the difference they can make to a business?”

The event – entitled ‘How to become the ultimate NED’ – takes place at UKFast Campus, in Manchester, on November 15th.

It’s free to attend but spaces are limited.

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