Apr 302012

1 Day course, Wednesday 23 May 2012, 9:00am to 4:30pm, University of the West of England, Bristol

This course is for aspiring, newly appointed and serving non-executive directors, governors or trustees and covers the legal and functional aspects of the role as well as effective strategies to secure Non-Executive positions.

The course blends corporate governance for large and small organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, with insights and strategies that inform best practice in the role itself. Importantly, the course also covers how to build a Non-Executive career.

This 1 day course covers:

  • Introduction to the NED / Trustee role
  • Directors’ Duties & Liabilities
  • NED / Trustee Skillset & Case Studies
  • Securing a NED / Trustee position

Drawing from his own experiences as a Chairman and Non-Executive Director, David Doughty has developed a course that gives the right mix of experience and academic rigour to equip aspiring and newly serving Non-Executive Directors to obtain a Non-Executive, Governor or Trustee position and improve their effectiveness within it.

Course Leaders

David Doughty CDir FIoD

The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)


Andrew Webber (Partner, TLT)

First-hand information on legal aspects is provided by Andrew Webber (Partner, TLT)

Andrew is a partner in the Corporate Team at TLT Solicitors. He acts for a range of private and public companies as well as private individuals and partnerships. Andrew regularly advises on M&A transactions in the £5-£50 million mid-market range and recently advised the shareholders of Sharp’s Brewery on its sale to Molson Coors for £20 million. He is recommended as a ‘Leader in the Field’ of Corporate/M&A law by Chambers UK. Andrew co-ordinates TLT’s Non-Executive Directors network. See his LinkedIn profile here (http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-webber/13/892/497)

The course is a full day and costs £375 (+VAT).

Book before 11th May for an early bird price of £329.17 (+VAT)!

The course fee includes a free place on the next NED Careers (worth £99) which covers a spectrum of career development strategies and access to currently vacant NED positions at the NED Careers Fair.

For more information please contact Tony Stubbs or to book your place complete the registration form below

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Apr 292012

The 'IR35' tax legislation only applies in circumstances where an individual would have been an employee of a third party if there had been a direct contract. A non-executive director is an office-holder rather than an employee. Therefore, if the individual's only relationship with the third party is as a non-executive director then the IR35 tax rules will not apply.

There have been some suggestions that this position has been altered by the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003, because Section 5 of that Act says that the provisions of the Employment Income Parts that are expressed to apply to employments apply equally to offices, unless otherwise indicated. However, Chapter 8 (the intermediaries legislation) is not expressed to apply to employments. It applies to services provided under arrangements involving an intermediary. It follows therefore that section 5 (1) of ITEPA does not bite, with the consequence that the word "employee" in section 49(1)(c) should not be read as applying to an office holder. Thus there has been no change as a result of the new Act.

The IR35 tax legislation may however come into play where other services, such as consultancy services, are also performed for the client through a Personal Service Company. In those circumstances the individual might have been both an office-holder and an employee, if the relationship with the client had been direct. Whether or not the legislation would apply would of course depend on the facts.

A non-executive director will be caught by the National Insurance regulations. This is because these regulations apply where an individual would have been an "employed earner" of the third party if there had been a direct contract. The term "employed earner" includes an office holder.

Apr 192012

Following an afternoon learning how to embark on a Non-Executive Director career, the first cohort of the Executive Transitions Non-Executive Director programme were introduced to six organisations who between them were looking to fill over 20 Non-Executive or Trustee positions.This innovative event, held at the Future Inns Hotel, Bristol on Wednesday 18 April 2012 provided a unique opportunity to bring together experienced executives looking for their first Non-Executive appointment and voluntary organisations with Board vacancies to fill.
Non-Executive Director (NED) positions are increasing in number across sectors, but with a large pool of applicants per position, it is a very competitive marketplace and often you cannot be a NED unless you already are one - so how do you get started?Education, experience and reputation are key to success, but a viable career development strategy is also vital to anyone looking for a NED career.The half-day course runs in conjunction with the Executive Transitions' full-day NED Course, but can also be accessed separately by people wishing to gain new tools in NED career development and marketing.  The course gives an in-depth insight into content marketing, social marketing and media, application processes, job creation, CV building and job sources to help delegates develop a strategy that gives them a sustainable route to market.
The course, delivered by Edward Lobbett (seen in the picture above) is aimed to help delegates:

  • Build their reputation through on and offline content
  • Network more effectively
  • Develop their CV and experiences to make them more attractive as a candidate
  • Assess more effectively the type of NED positions available
  • Understand how to convert contacts into NED roles
  • Develop an overall approach to the NED market
The taught part of the course was followed by an informal NED Careers Fair where representatives from 6 voluntary and not-for-profit organisations were on hand to talk to delegates about the live opportunities that are available.Executive Transitions runs NED courses and careers events on a regular basis - check the course and events pages on our web-site to book your place on the next course or event.

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