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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.

Sandrine Roseberg from Heidrick & Struggles – The Headhunter’s Perspective

Sandrine Roseberg
Date & Time
Thursday 6 June 2019 - 08.30

Starting as a lawyer, Sandrine Roseberg moved into search consulting nearly 20 years ago.  Sandrine is now a partner in Heidrick & Struggles London office, leading their CEO and Board Practice, having led JCA’s Board Practice for more than six years before their merger with Heidrick & Struggles in 2016.

Well able to articulate the strengths and weaknesses of lawyers when looking for board roles, Sandrine will take members through her typical search process and how lawyers can help themselves along the way.


Steve Williams – The Portfolio Lawyer

Steve Williams
Date & Time
Tuesday 18 June 2019 - 08.30

Soon after qualifying at Slaughter and May, Steve moved into industry, quickly becoming general counsel at Unilever, a role he held for 25 years until 2010. While there, Steve was a non-executive director of Bunzl for 9 years, on their Audit and Remuneration Committees, and of Arriva for 5 years where he was SID, and he joined the board of Whitbread.  The Whitbread role continued until 2017, first as SID and then as chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Steve currently chairs the Remuneration Committee on the board of Croda International, is Deputy Chairman and SID of the Moorfields NHS Trust and Vice Chairman of the De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust, a contemporary arts centre in Sussex (having already served as Chairman for six years). He is also a Board Member of The Leverhulme Trust, the second largest research grant funder in the UK, and Senior Advisor to headhunter Spencer Stuart.  He has served as non-executive to Eversheds and on the Companies Committee of the CBI and the Takeover Panel.  He remains a member of the Law Society Company Law Committee.

Members will rarely come across a lawyer with such a diverse range of non-executive roles, and they will gain a lot by understanding how he approaches each role and plays up or down his legal credentials accordingly.


Anita Hoffmann – Creating a Second Career

Anita Hoffmann
Date & Time
Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 08.30

Anita is passionate about helping others lead fulfilling and productive lives, long after their first career has ended.  She does this through her senior executive and board search and coaching business, Executiva Ltd, her research on longevity for Cranfield University and her writings.  Her book ‘Purpose & Impact: How Executives are Creating Meaningful Second Careers’, was published in April 2018.

Anita is an inspiring and engaging speaker who will help members realise how they can use their experience and positions to help solve societal issues and create meaningful work through their potentially 60 year-long working lives.  We would strongly encourage you to join us.