How to prepare yourself for a board career

Tuesday 25 May 2021 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This event has been organised by the Career Management working group.

A portfolio of board memberships is something many executives aspire to once they have concluded their executive careers in the investment industry. There is a lot of contradictory information in the public domain about what it takes to win and deliver effectively on board roles. At the same time, the requirements and risks assumed by board directors and the amount of regulatory scrutiny they face is increasingly. 

Having observed that the preparation for a board career starts quite some time in advance, Catherine Battershill, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Funds Board Council, will share some of the things you can do to give yourself the most options in getting onto and thriving on fund boards. She will also talk about the career pathways that building those options might lead you along. A must attend for mid-career investors and leaders thinking about planning for the long-term.

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Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00 


Catherine Battershill, Co-founder and Managing Director, Funds Board Council

Catherine Battershill is Co-founder and Managing Director of the Funds Board Council, the members body for board members of investment funds spanning both private and public asset classes in the UK and Europe. She works closely with the chairs and board directors of fund vehicles, helping establish frameworks for selection, terms of reference and guidelines for governance for the sector and for individual funds.

Catherine has nearly 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the investment industry, both in the UK and internationally. She has worked in marketing, communications, brand development and governance, and spends much of her time thinking about the skills and experiences that define a good board director for the investment industry. 

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