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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.

POSTPONED: The Parole Board with Martin Jones

Martin Jones
Date & Time
Wednesday 20 November 2019 - 08:30

We are sad to report that Martin Jones will no longer be able to lead our next BCKR session on The Parole Board on Wednesday 20 November. Government pre-election guidance restricts what Public Servants can do during purdah. Unfortunately, this restricts public speaking.  We plan to reschedule this session for another date next year.

Martin has been Chief Executive of the Parole Board since October 2015 having spent the majority of the past 25-years working in the justice system in a range of delivery or policy roles. We are delighted that Martin has agreed to share his thoughts with us on this important area of the justice system.

Currently the Parole Board has 240 members, all public appointees.  There is no need to be legally qualified but many members are. Martin will explain the role of Parole Board members, the recruitment process, the commitment required and the highlights of the job.  No doubt he’ll share something of the trickier parts too.

These paid but part time roles could very easily form the core of a portfolio life, working as an integral part of the justice system to enhance the chances of prisoners coming up for possible release.  Do come along to hear more.

The Chairman’s Perspective – Tim Ingram

Tim Ingram
Date & Time
Thursday 5 December 2019 - 08:30

After leaving university, Tim spent his career in international and retail banking, here and abroad, finishing his executive life as CEO of Caledonia Investments before stepping down in 2010.

Since then he has led a busy plural life as a non-executive, with a much broader spectrum than financial services. His roles have included being SID at both Sage and Savills, chairman of Collins Stewart and a non-executive at Alliance Trust (somewhat controversial!) and at Fastjet. He is currently chairman of Greencoat UK Wind plc (UK wind farms) and of QBE Europe (an Australian-owned insurance company). He chaired the Fulham Palace Trust for 6 years, and now chairs the finance committee of London Community Foundation, supporting community based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London.

His interests include travel, skiing, shooting and driving his small collection of old cars around Dorset (the oldest is steam powered:  a 1919 Stanley Steamer). Tim Clark never quite persuaded him to buy an aircraft.