Appointing the right executive team

Professional Development


This seminar forms part of the 2020 Non-Executive Director CPD Seminar Series – a series of 10 CPD seminars, which take place throughout 2020.

The 2020 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 10 monthly seminars of 60 minutes, inclusive of a 15-minute Q&A, covering a wide range of topics.

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Suitable For

Non-Executive Directors & aspiring Non-Executive Directors

29 Apr 2020    View session times
29 Apr 2020    16:00 - 17:00
1 CPD hours
1 hour

Appointing the right executive team

Date: 29 Apr 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Cost: GBP 55

Learning Outcomes

  • The overall design of an effective Board.
  • The mix between Executive and Non-Executive Directors.
  • The characteristics of an effective Executive team.
  • Sourcing Executive candidates.
  • Attracting and retaining Executive talent


  • 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

*Please note that all delegates must sign-in upon arrival in order to receive a CPD Certificate


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.