Boards face a growing array of legal obligations and rising expectations of performance following the credit crisis and a succession of corporate scandals and failures. This new initiative has been designed by directors to equip directors in Jersey with the information and expertise they need to ensure they remain fully effective in the boardroom.

The Club (N)ED Menu offers a fully interactive seminar series, rather than talk-and-tell. As a member, directors will get the chance to attend seven seminars covering director-specific requirements, networking events, and attendance to the JIBS Annual Directors Conference in association with the Jersey Evening Post in November, amongst other benefits.

Stephen Platt, Director at Jersey International Business School says, “It is imperative that all directors bring up-to-date knowledge and skills to the boardroom if Jersey is to retain its premier offshore status, as well as for their own protection”

And continues,

“The credit crisis revealed startling inadequacies in the quality of senior management of financial institutions across the world. Consequently the role of directors and strategic leaders within all sectors and sizes of organisation has never before been under as much scrutiny as it is today. With an ever-increasing focus on the professionalism, competence and integrity of directors by governments, shareholders, investors and the media, directors are faced with a simple choice: improve and raise standards, or face the consequences.”

Each seminar will be facilitated by Hans Baerlocher (former MD of UBS) or Philip Taylor (former Senior Partner of PwC). All sessions will involve a 50minutes presentation, a Q&A session with the facilitator and then a networking event, all to take place at the Jersey International Business School, 12/13 Caledonia Place, The Weighbridge.

Included amongst the speakers will be,

  • Monty Raphael, QC, Peters & Peters: ‘All you need to know about Bribery and Corruption but were afraid to ask’
  • Martin Bralsford, Chairman, Stanley Gibbons: ‘My Life as a NED: The seven deadly sins’
  • Andrea Robottom, MD, NoNonsense Consulting: ‘Leading Through Change’ 
  • Ian Wright, Former Vice Chairman, Financial Reporting Review Panel: ‘Developments in Corporate Governance & Financial Reporting’ .

Bookings for the series are now being taken. More information can be obtained by contacting Chris Elliott on 816331 or at chriselliott@jerseyibs.com.