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Channel Islands NEDs Forum Conference

A range of speakers will be sharing their expertise at the forthcoming Channel Islands NEDs Forum, including Collas Crill partner Gareth Bell.

Organised by BL Events, produced in partnership with Deloitte and sponsored by Optimus Group, the event is aimed at existing and aspiring Non-Executive Directors in the Channel Islands.

This year's forum will take place on 21 March 2018 from 9am to 1pm at the Royal Yacht in St Helier. It will bring together delegates from the Channel Islands and the UK to address some of the key issues facing NEDs now and in the near future.

The agenda and speakers currently confirmed for the day are as follows:

• Keynote As companies try to figure out the required skills for new board members against an increasingly uncertain environment of regulation and Brexit, our speaker will predict what will make an exceptional NED of the future. 
Speaker: to be confirmed

• Role of the NED post-Carlyle This session will examine current legal issues, including the practical implications of the Carlyle case and other leading cases.
Speakers: Gareth Bell, Partner at Collas Crill; and Ian Swan, Partner at Babbé, who represented the NEDs and Directors in the Carlyle case

• Cyber crisis - are you prepared? This session will provide background to the cyber landscape, highlight best practice and arm you with key information to help you as a NED in the boardroom.  
Speaker: Adam McElroy, Deloitte UK Director for Identity & Access in Financial Services

• The 2018 NED agenda The ever-growing challenges of operating in the corporate and institutional sphere require all business leaders to be on top of their game. What should be on your agenda in 2018?   
Panel:  Lisa Springate, Head of Technical, Jersey Finance (Moderator); Heather Bestwick, independent NED; Sarah Garrood, Partner, Maven Partners; Peter Mills, Director, Optimus Group. Further panellists tbc

Helen Gale, Partner at Deloitte, said: "If NEDs are to retain their quality and competitive edge, it is key that they are able to access top-quality insights and look ahead to how their role will develop over the coming years. 

"This event promises to be a thought-provoking and inspirational few hours addressing two of the most significant challenges currently facing boards – leading in an era of economic uncertainty and cybersecurity."

Delegate places are available at £195. Places can be booked at or directly on Eventbrite.

For more information, email Three-and-a-half hours of CPD are available.