GDP: Women onto Boards
The agenda will be:
- 6.00pm - Registration/Networking
- 6.25pm - Panel discussion
- 7.30pm - Networking
- 8.00pm - Close
This is a free event and places are limited.
Registration and refreshments will be available from 17.30 with the discussions starting promptly at 18.25. The event will close at 20.00.
- £0.00 GDP: Member price
- £0.00 GDP: Non member price
Join us for our governor reception Women onto Boards
Working with Women on Boards this reception will showcase the current benefits and opportunities to serve on a governing body in higher education. This special event is focussed on women thinking about serving on a higher education governing body.
Our speakers are drawn from current governing bodies as well as executive teams, including Patrick Loughrey, Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London. The panel will also contain a serving Chair and a female governor supplied by Women on Boards UK (WoB).
Our aim is for this reception to generate opportunities to network and a talent pool for HEIs to access when they start recruiting for new governors.
If you would like to attend Women onto Boards or book a place for someone else please book online via the orange button. You'll be asked to log into MyLF using your MyLF identity. Once you're logged in MyLF will allow you to book yourself or select other delegates via a simple search option or add new delegates as required.
If you need any assistance with MyLF please contact Susie Norton, Marketing and Communications Manager.
This reception if for any woman who is considering serving as a governor at a higher education institution.
Patrick Loughrey joined Goldsmiths University as Warden in April 2010. As Warden Patrick is required to provide academic and administrative leadership for the University. He is also responsible for leading the Senior Management Team which considers major policy issues and oversees the submission of business to Council, the Academic Board and the Finance and Resource Committee. Patrick is a member of Universities UK’s Longer Term Strategy Group and also the Council for Industry and Higher Education’s Taskforce. More recently he has joined a high-level HEFCE steering group for the development of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) at the Council for Industry in HE. Prior to this, Patrick worked for the BBC as Director of BBC Nations and Regions.
Dame Christine Beasley
Dame Christine Beasley DBE is the Chair of Buckinghamshire New University’s governing body and leads the non-executive University Council which determines the strategic development of the University. Dame Christine Beasley has held a range of senior posts and has broad experience of policy development, leadership and general management. She started her career as a student nurse at the Royal London Hospital, and progressed through roles at Ealing Health Authority, Riverside Hospitals and the Riverside Health Authority before joining the NHS Executive North Regional Office in 1995. Christine was appointed Chief Nursing Officer in October 2004, a post which she held until her retirement in 2012. Christine is currently Chair of the Appointments Committee at the NHS Trust Development Authority.
Elizabeth is a senior adviser at J. Stern & Co Private Bank, a Non-Executive Director with VPC Speciality Lending Investments plc and is on the board of Big Lottery Fund. She is a member of the Court of The University of Greenwich and is currently the Convener of the Court of Glasgow Univeristy. Elizabeth has served as a Managing Director of both Morgan Stanley and Investec Asset Management as well as sitting on a variety of not for profit boards.
Professor Simonetta Manfredi
Simonetta Manfredi is a Professor in Equality and Diversity Management and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice. Her recent research has focused on work-life balance, gender and age discrimination issues in the Higher Education workplace. She has led a number of research projects funded by organisations to include the European Commission, the former Department of Trade and Industry, the European Social Fund, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Funding Council and Equality Challenge Unit. She has been an invited speaker at a number of national and international conferences and seminars held by a range of organisations which include CIPD, UNISON, the European Commission, and the Equality Challenge Unit.
Janet studied law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and has spent over 30 years in the legal profession. She is a partner, Senior Elected Board Member and former Senior Partner and Chairman of DLA Piper, a global business law firm which has offices in over 30 countries, including 30 offices in the US. She also leads the firm's Women's Network, is Board sponsor for the firm's award winning pro bono practice and is an Advisory Board member of New Perimeter, the US non-profit through which the firm delivers high impact global pro bono projects.
Janet is a Trustee and Board member of PRIME, the body that delivers the UK legal profession's commitment to ensure fair and equal access to quality work experience and is also a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Cambridge and a Board member and Trustee of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Also of interest
- Wednesday 08 June 2016 GDP: Equality and Diversity Roundtable 2: Changing the Mix
- Monday 13 June 2016 Leadership Matters 3
- Wednesday 15 June 2016 Demystifying Finance for Aurorans, London
- Thursday 03 November 2016 Joint Workshop for Chairs of Governing Bodies and Vice-Chancellors / Principals 2016