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BCKR holds events in the City open to all its members two or three times a month, publishing our programme before the start of each term. The subjects covered include informed guidance on the application and appointment process, the personal experience of current and former lawyers who have been successful in this field, headhunters who specialise in trustee and board appointments and sympathetic chairmen, senior NEDs and trustees. Notes from our recent events can be found in News & Views.

Our full Events programme for the current and previous terms can be viewed here, with forthcoming events listed below.

All our events are held at the offices of JM Finn, 4 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5TA. BCKR remains very grateful to JM Finn for their continuing support.

The Chairman’s Perspective

Karen Brown
Date & Time
Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 08.30

Karen Brown has enormous experience of chairing and sitting on the boards of major charities.  Karen currently chairs the Mines Advisory Group, which clears landmines and unexploded ordnance as well as BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity.

Karen was for 6 years Chair of Oxfam GB, where she sat on the Oxfam International Board of Supervisors and its Finance, Risk and Audit Committee. Prior to working with Oxfam, Karen chaired ActionAid and was Vice Chair of its international board.  She has also sat on a range of other not for profit, business and regulatory boards.

Karen started her career as a programme maker in Granada Television and was later commissioning editor and controller at Channel 4. She was ultimately deputy director of programmes, responsible for a large proportion of Channel 4’s content and Managing Director of 4Learning.

Members will be treated to Karen’s thoughts on the boards of major international and national charities, how non-executive roles at these organisations can add real value (and where they fall short), and how she has chosen and used her own board over the years.