Uncategorized November 11, 2011

Walk 20 years around the board room in my shoes

 Jo Haigh will be sharing her experiences of the board room next week at Coutts and Co on the Strand.

Men and women are still experiencing a very different journey to the board room as executives but more so as a non-executive.

On the back of ever increasing pressure  and with various government call for quotas to ensure more women have a recognised seat in the board rooms of uk plc, this highly participative session will allow you to share the very different experiences of two seasoned executives and non-executives.  Leading business woman Jo Haigh of fds group will allow the audience an insight into how she has broken the mould and  held dozens of exec and non exec roles in the very male M and A world supported by David Adams Vistage chair and ex stockbroker. They will share their different experience on the success ladder to understand what has worked what hasn't and how they can learn from each other.

Forget Mars and Venus, we suggest being successful in the board requires men and women to at least become the same species.

More About Jo Haigh and David Adams

Jo Haigh

Jo Haigh is a Partner and Head of Corporate Finance for fds Corporate Finance Services and a partner in the fds Group, a specialist training and development business.

An experienced dealmaker, Jo specialises in putting together the right deal at the right time. She has bought and sold over 300 companies in the last 25 years.

Jo has held over 40 non-executive positions in her career

David Adams

David Adams is a business and leadership coach. A chartered accountant, he has been a stockbroker and corporate financier and ultimately chief executive of a major firm.

David has spent the last decade providing executive and business coaching to both individuals and groups. He runs groups for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive membership organisation.

David has held over a dozen executive and non-executive roles.

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