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Non-Executive Director programme

Designed for FTSE350 Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)

The Programme

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.

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 FTSE350 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.  


  • Registrations open for 2021/22 programme
  • Split into two seasons - Summer / Autumn and Winter / Spring
  • A combination of briefings, workshops and one-off events


  • Non-Executive Directors of FTSE350 and equivalent companies
  • Mix of industries
  • Spaces are limited per session

Programme structure

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 on

Date Event
Wednesday 11 May 2022 The political outlook in conversation with former government ministers
Wednesday 18 May 2022 Lessons learned from corporate failures
Wednesday 25 May 2022 ‘In my shoes’ virtual reality experience – racial awareness
Wednesday 8 June 2022 Growth – a guide to today’s value creation ecosystem
Tuesday 14 June 2022 ESG – practical solutions on the road to net zero in discussion with Leo Johnson
Tuesday 7 June 2022 Transitioning from legacy IT to the cloud
Thursday 16 June 2022 Online hygiene for NEDs
Friday 24 June 2022 Operating in today’s social media world, including managing a crisis
Friday 24 June 2022 Cyber security risk – typical attacks and what might have prevented them, with a focus on ransomware (virtual)
Monday 11 July 2022 Cyber security risk – typical attacks and what might have prevented them, with a focus on ransomware (in person)
Tuesday 5 July 2022 Data ethics – elevating decisions to the Board
Friday 8 July 2022 Charities – how to adapt and thrive in the current climate
Thursday 15 September 2022 Transformation in the face of disruption
Thursday 29 September 2022 Satisfying the demands for talent
Tuesday 4 October 2022 The Middle East – are your businesses making the most of this exciting region?
Tuesday 11 October 2022 Defined benefit pension schemes – how exposed are you to new regulation and what opportunities are there?
Wednesday 19 October 2022 Disruption in supply chains and impact on business models

Date Event
Thursday 23 June 2022 Executive remuneration (in person)
Wednesday 29 June 2022 Executive remuneration (virtual)
Date Event
Monday 20 June 2022 Technical update (in person)
Wednesday 6 July 2022 Technical update (virtual)

Date Event
Tuesday 3 May 2022 Sanctions revisited
Thursday 9 June 2022 Artificial Intelligence – a direction of travel
Tuesday 5 July 2022 Purpose-led organisations – key trends and thinking from the RemCo
Tuesday 6 September 2022 The pensions industry (DB) tranformation – what will the emerging industry look like?
Tuesday 4 October 2022 Embedded finance
Tuesday 1 November 2022 ESG – transition finance

Contact us

Dan Schwarzmann

Dan Schwarzmann

Head of Market Initiatives and Non-Executive Director Programme Chair, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7778 211066

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 5314

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