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The Board: A GC’s Perspective with Dan Fitz. Now GC of the Crick Institute, formerly GC of BT and other large corporates

Dan has spent most of his career in the corporate world practising law in New York, Hong Kong and London. He has served as General Counsel and Company Secretary of BT Group, Cable & Wireless and Misys. He has chaired the Association of Corporate Counsel and been Vice Chair of the GC 100. He has been named in the FT’s list of the top 30 Global General Counsel and in 2014 the FT named him one of the top 100 LGBT executives.  Dan has sat in many many board meetings and will have much to offer members on their purpose, politics...

Workaholism: Law, stress and the way to a better life with Gavin Sharpe

Gavin was once a lawyer at Allen & Overy.  He moved from this to become a recruiter, co-founding Shilton Sharpe, which became one of the leading legal recruitment agencies under his watch.  But reinventing himself once was not enough.  In 2012 he set that aside and began a third career as a coach and psychotherapist.  He lives in Monaco. Gavin has kindly agreed to take members through his transition out of law, and eventually out of the City altogether.  He will share his perspectives on the burdens of corporate life and the psychological impact of workaholism on himself and on so...

The Portfolio Lawyer with Andrew Peck

Andrew retired from Linklaters in 2007, but quickly built an impressive and varied non-executive portfolio, while enjoying much more of the pastimes that had played second fiddle during his first career. His non-executive roles have been in the insurance sector (Clerical Medical, Scottish Widows, Abbey Life Assurance) and he is still a member of the With Profits Committee of the Wesleyan, a mutual life assurance company. His charities have largely, but not entirely, been concerned with education. Immediately after retirement, he became a trustee of the Guildhall School Trust (which raises money for, and manages the endowment funds of, the Guildhall...

The Chief Executive & Chair Relationship with Tim Wainwright, CE WaterAid UK

Tim Wainwright became Chief Executive of WaterAid UK in May 2017. Before that, Tim had been working in the development and human rights arena for many years, at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, Oxfam and the VSO in the UK, Beijing and Bangkok.  He has been Chief Executive of ADD (Action on Disability and Development) International and the Chair of Bond, the consortium of UK international development agencies.  Tim has seen many charity and NGO boards in action, and using his own experience, will discuss what makes a good board, and where things can go wrong.  He will reveal...