Non-Executive Director programme

The Programme

The role of a NED is increasingly challenging with economic and geopolitical pressures, ESG concerns, supply chain issues, shareholder activism, demands for talent, loss of trust, 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 2023/24 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 Bimal Karaji on

Date Event
Monday 6 November 2023 Sustainability reporting and assurance – making sense of the multiple requirements (Virtual)
Monday 13 November 2023 Realising value from data (Virtual)
Tuesday 14 November 2023 Golden Age Index – making the most of older workers (Virtual)
Monday 20 November 2023 Future proofing your China strategy and operations (Virtual)
Monday 27 November 2023 Leading through uncertain times (Virtual)
Monday 4 December 2023 UK trade and how business can capitalise on the opportunities (In person)
Tuesday 16 January 2024 A global and UK economic update (In person)
Tuesday 16 January 2024 A global political update – top 10 risks for 2024 (In person)
Thursday 8 February 2024 Unlocking value through business models, including Execution Managed Services (Virtual)
Tuesday 13 February 2024 How to secure, and thrive in, Board roles that add value to society (In person)
Tuesday 5 March 2024 Managing nature risks – from understanding to action (Virtual)
Thursday 7 March 2024 A CEO view of the NED role and where NEDs can add most value (In person)
Monday 18 March 2024 Driving a strong culture (In person)
Wednesday 17 April 2024 Cyber security risk – threat update and key themes (In person)
Wednesday 17 April 2024 Generative AI – an update (In person)

Date Event
Tuesday 21 November 2023 Executive remuneration (In person)
Thursday 30 November 2023 Executive remuneration (Virtual)
Date Event
Wednesday 22 November 2023 Technical update (In person)
Wednesday 29 November 2023 Technical update (Virtual)
Wednesday 13 March 2024 Technical update (In person)
Wednesday 20 March 2024 Technical update (Virtual)

Date Event
Thursday 23 November 2023 Managed exits and off-boarding (Virtual)
Tuesday 12 December 2023 Reshaping the balance sheet for net zero (Virtual)
Tuesday 23 January 2024 Generative AI and FS (Virtual)
Tuesday 20 February 2024 Regulatory change (Virtual)
Tuesday 26 March 2024 Moving from accumulation to decumulation (Virtual)
Tuesday 23 April 2024 Rethinking resilience (Virtual)

Contact us

Dan Schwarzmann

Dan Schwarzmann

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

Tel: +44 (0)7778 211066

Bimal Karaji

Bimal Karaji

Senior Manager, Client Relationship Programmes, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)7802 660039

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