2019 Non-Executive Director CPD Seminar Series – Seminar 1: Identifying and retaining quality NEDs

Professional Development


This seminar forms part of the 2019 Non-Executive Director CPD Seminar Series – a series of 4 CPD seminars, which take place once a month.

The 2019 Non-Executive Director CPD Seminar Series provides essential updates for Directors, Non-Executive Directors & aspiring Non-Executive Directors, delivered by industry recognised experts. This series will comprise 4 monthly seminars of 60 minutes, inclusive of a 15-minute Q&A, covering a wide range of topics.

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16 May 2019 - 19 Sep 2019

Suitable For

Non-Executive Directors & aspiring Non-Executive Directors

1 CPD hours
1 hour

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16:00-17:00 (Registration from 15.45)
Venue: Jersey International Business School


  • What makes an effective NED
  • How to select a suitable NED
  • Making the appointment work
  • My perception of the current offshore NED market


  • Hard copies of speakers’ notes/slides are provided at each seminar – subject to availability
  • Certificates of attendance are provided
  • Refreshments are provided
  • 1 hour of CPD


Charles Clarke, Chairman of Thomas & Dessain

Charles is a Chartered Accountant, serial independent Non-Executive Director and Corporate Governance Consultant. After some 30 years with KPMG in London, Malaysia and Jersey, Charles retired as a Senior Partner of KPMG Channel Islands in 2005. Since then he has held Board appointments at a number of listed, regulated and public interest companies in Jersey, Guernsey and the UK. His current appointments include chairing the Boards of Thomas & Dessain, Ports of Jersey and the Aberdeen Asian Income Fund. As part of his role with Thomas & Dessain, Charles runs a database of offshore-resident independent NED candidates and operates a bespoke matching service with companies seeking to appoint such people. Charles also conducts reviews of Board composition, remuneration and effectiveness.