Non-Executive Directors’                               Webinar Series                                 10 June 2011        ...
Rudy Markham                                   Deborah Harris    Rudy Markham is an experienced Non-           This webina...
Webinar Poll…    • What do you feel is the greatest challenge to      women seeking to move to a board director/ board    ...
The ‘War for Talent’    WEBINAR OVERVIEW    • This issue is important if an organisation is to      successfully win in th...
Current State of Play - Historical Performance            Number of FTSE100 Executive/ Non Executive Directorships    Cran...
Current State of Play - Historical Performance    Cranfield School of Management: The Female FTSE board report 2010BUSINES...
Current State of Play - Historical Performance    Of the FTSE 250 companies, only 119 (47.6%) have women in the    boardro...
Current State of Play  Women RepresentationTOP TIER: Limited/ No RepresentationSENIOR LEVEL: Significant Attrition        ...
Dispelling the Myths...                                                      “Certain industry sectors                    ...
Seizing the Opportunity... •       Recruitment processes •       Identifying and expanding the talent pool •       Board l...
Seizing the Opportunity... •    Do Quotas work? •    Time for positive discrimination? •    Board leadership •    So what ...
Reshaping Processes• Recruitment processes• Nomination Committee - Selection Panel criteria• Peer Challenge to other Board...
Current State of Play   Address Under representation IssueTOP TIER and SENIOR LEVEL:Repopulate through:Improved working pr...
Addressing the Challenges  •   Managing the time commitment  •   Balancing the family and career  •   Career Structure  • ...
Reflection Poll and results…   Questions and Comments   (NED Group members and Webinar attendees can access the   compiled...
Useful ICAEW recourses    • eLibrary…    • Non-Executive Directors Group resources    • Join the debate on our LinkedIn gr...
2011 events   • Women on Boards – evening seminars         – 23 June 2011         – 3 October 2011         – 24 November 2...
Thank you!    Members of the ICAEW Non-Executive Directors Group can access                  the recording of this session...
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Greater board effectiveness can be achieved through increased board diversity. Deborah Harris inverviews FTSE100 non-executive director Rudy Markham, and shares insights on the challenges for board diversity, and successful approaches to overcome them.

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Widening The Talent Pool for Boards (Webinar)

  1. 1. Non-Executive Directors’ Webinar Series 10 June 2011 Widening the Talent Pool for Board EffectivenessBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  2. 2. Rudy Markham Deborah Harris Rudy Markham is an experienced Non- This webinar is chaired by Deborah Harris, a Executive Director on central government, consultant with DHU Associates. Deborah is public sector and FTSE100 boards. Rudy is a the Chairman of the ICAEW Non-Executive Fellow of the Association of Corporate Director Group and is also a non-executive Treasurers, and a Fellow of the Chartered director of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Foundation Trust, where she also chairs the Audit Committee.BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  3. 3. Webinar Poll… • What do you feel is the greatest challenge to women seeking to move to a board director/ board level position? • Do you feel there are some business sectors or professions that do not naturally lend themselves to women participating at board level? • To increase the number of board positions held/ retained by women the where should the greatest focus of attention should placed?BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  4. 4. The ‘War for Talent’ WEBINAR OVERVIEW • This issue is important if an organisation is to successfully win in the war for talent • User and general population • Implications for business • Q & A/ Other commentsBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  5. 5. Current State of Play - Historical Performance Number of FTSE100 Executive/ Non Executive Directorships Cranfield School of Management: The Female FTSE board report 2010BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  6. 6. Current State of Play - Historical Performance Cranfield School of Management: The Female FTSE board report 2010BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  7. 7. Current State of Play - Historical Performance Of the FTSE 250 companies, only 119 (47.6%) have women in the boardroom This is lower than the 79% of FTSE 100 firms with female directors Cranfield School of Management: The Female FTSE board report 2010BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  8. 8. Current State of Play Women RepresentationTOP TIER: Limited/ No RepresentationSENIOR LEVEL: Significant Attrition Female staff AttritionMID TIER LEVEL: EqualENTRY LEVEL: Equal Based on BIS Report: Women on Boards (Feb 2011)BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  9. 9. Dispelling the Myths... “Certain industry sectors do not typically attract “Gender diversity is only women board members…” possible where there is an enlarged board…” “The quality/ experience of women coming through is not yet sufficient for board “Older board Chairmen do positions…” not want to appoint women to their boards…” “Boardroom climate is too confrontational for women “Women may not wish to/ do to participate / feel not demonstrate a forceful comfortable…” enough approach required...”BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  10. 10. Seizing the Opportunity... • Recruitment processes • Identifying and expanding the talent pool • Board leadership • Addressing the experience shortfallBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  11. 11. Seizing the Opportunity... • Do Quotas work? • Time for positive discrimination? • Board leadership • So what is really meant by ‘diversity’ on boards?BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  12. 12. Reshaping Processes• Recruitment processes• Nomination Committee - Selection Panel criteria• Peer Challenge to other Boards• Evaluation of boards to include gender diversity• External EncouragementBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  13. 13. Current State of Play Address Under representation IssueTOP TIER and SENIOR LEVEL:Repopulate through:Improved working practiceRecruitment/ talent retention etcActive Sponsorship - not solely through‘mentoring’MID TIER LEVEL: EqualENTRY LEVEL: Equal Based on BIS Report: Women on Boards (Feb 2011)BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  14. 14. Addressing the Challenges • Managing the time commitment • Balancing the family and career • Career Structure • Sensitivity to time usage • Processes to help support women through to board level • Exchanging experiences of being an NED?BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  15. 15. Reflection Poll and results… Questions and Comments (NED Group members and Webinar attendees can access the compiled questions and responses from the Webinar) Final Thoughts/ Key MessagesBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  16. 16. Useful ICAEW recourses • eLibrary… • Non-Executive Directors Group resources • Join the debate on our LinkedIn groupBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  17. 17. 2011 events • Women on Boards – evening seminars – 23 June 2011 – 3 October 2011 – 24 November 2011 • NED training workshop – 9 September 2011 • NED Public Sector Conference – 6 October 2011 (pre-conference Webinar / information) – 16 November 2011BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com
  18. 18. Thank you! Members of the ICAEW Non-Executive Directors Group can access the recording of this session online http://www.icaew.com/en/technical/business-and-financial-management/non-executive- directors/non-executive-directors-group ICAEW Non-Executive Directors group: www.icaew.com/nedgroupBUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE icaew.com

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