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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 Headhunter’s Perspective with Jan Hall – POSTPONED

Jan Hall
Date & Time
Date to be confirmed

Awarded an OBE in 1996 for services to the Department of Trade and Industry and feted with being on the Woman’s Hour power list, Jan Hall was for many years regarded as one of Britain’s leading headhunters.  She founded the highly successful JCA Group in 2005, having previously been a senior partner at Spencer Stuart.

In 2018 (after selling JCA to Heidrich & Struggles), Jan stepped away from direct headhunting to start her own consulting business, advising boards on strategic succession planning and performing Executive and Board Effectiveness Reviews, as well as coaching and supporting the development of top executive teams and boards.

Jan will give a unique perspective on the NED world, based on her experience as adviser to the leaders of many of the world’s major companies.  She will tell members what does and doesn’t work when approaching headhunters, what really happens to those CVs that are simply “filed in their databases”, and what candidates should read into the “you came a close second” messages.  One not to miss!

The Portfolio Lawyer with Nigel Boardman

Nigel Boardman
Date & Time
Date to be confirmed

Nigel Boardman is well known as a Slaughter and May corporate lawyer, but the breadth of his non-executive roles is perhaps less appreciated. Stepping down to a consultancy role in April 2019, Nigel continues to work at the firm but has a number of non-executive roles alongside in the charity and government space. He is board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, a Vice-President for Save the Children UK and Deputy Chair of the British Museum. He sits on the Audit and Risk Committee for BEIS and the Museum. Nigel started his in the non-executive space some years before stepping own from full time fee earning.

Nigel will share with members the highlights and pitfalls of his various roles, and how he believes all lawyers can better their chances.