Non-Executive Director programme

With the role of a Non-Executive Director (NED) becoming increasingly challenging, the PwC NED programme provides support to NEDs in their expanding role.

The role of a NED is increasingly challenging - with shareholder activism, executive pay, loss of trust, rapid technological advances and growing regulatory requirements all adding to the NED burden. Board roles are being played out in an enhanced media spotlight adding to both the pressures of the role and the reputational risk. At the same time, companies are having to look beyond traditional markets for growth which means that strategy is being set, and decisions being taken by the Board, in areas with which they may be less familiar.
Our FTSE 350 NED programme aims to support NEDs via a series of briefings, workshops and other one-off events to help address the need to keep up to date with Board issues and to assist directors to respond to the challenges they face. It combines the provision of expert knowledge with the invaluable sharing of experiences and ideas with peers.

Upcoming events

Our NED programme activities are designed for NEDs of FTSE 350 (and equivalent) companies.
For more information on the events listed, please contact Liz Smith.

For the board

Event Date

Charities – how to adapt and thrive in the current climate

Monday 3 December 2018

A global and UK economic update

Wednesday 16 January 2019
Wednesday 23 January 2019

A global political update – top 10 risks for 2019

Monday 4 February 2019

Climate Governance Initiative

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Rebalancing skills in the digital age

Monday 18 February 2019

Data Protection and the ‘journey to code’ – GDPR one year on

Tuesday 12 March 2019
Monday 25 March 2019

IT infrastructure, Cloud and technology risk

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Innovation – where to find it and how to manage the associated risks

Monday 29 April 2019

Taking care of the workforce

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Remuneration Committee events

Event Date

Executive remuneration

Tuesday 20 November 2018
Wednesday 28 November 2018

FTSE 350 Remuneration Committee debate

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Industry specific Financial Services

Event Date

Operational resilience – an FS focus

Thursday 14 March 2019

Transforming financial services through data and analytics

Thursday 11 April 2019

Diversity and inclusion in financial services

Thursday 16 May 2019

Audit Committee Network events

 Event Date

Technical update

Tuesday 27 November 2018
Monday 10 December 2018

Tuesday 5 March 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Thursday 21 March 2019

What is an audit? (for non-auditors)

Thursday 6 December


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Contact us

Andy Kemp

Chairman, FTSE 350 Non-Executive Director Programme, PwC United Kingdom

Liz Smith

Director, FTSE 350 Non-Executive Director Programme, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 5314

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