This year’s Contemporary NED Event run by NEDA and Smith & Williamson, supported by EquityChair, sought to consider the development of the ‘digital board’ given the recent focus of attention on IT and digital matters. The headline questions that were considered during the Webinar included:
- Do we now need a ‘Digital NED’ on every board?
- Do NEDs have the requisite knowledge and experience to provide oversight and insight of the digital strategy presented by the executive team?
- How can boards be sure that they have the right composition, both executive and non-executive, to drive the digital agenda – how strong is the pipeline of what might be considered a new breed of board director?
The event was chaired by Guy Rigby, Smith & Williamson and NEDA NED
Guy had a lively and insightful conversation with:
Mayank Prakash, CTO at Tilney Smith & Williamson;
Martin Fincham, Board director of seven B2B SaaS companies and co-founder of scale-up advisory firm The Gorilla Factory, and
Gabrielle Hase, NED at LS Retail, Amplience and Tate Enterprises.
To access a recording of the Webinar, follow this link.