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Being on the board - what you need to know

21 March 2019, Webinar

About the event



Webinar style: Online workshop, presentation, regular polls and audience discussion.

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm

Speakers: Jo Loake, head of governance and regulation, Croftons and Simon Leighton, managing partner at Croftons and Board Member of Peaks and Plains and Forum

Chair: Maggie Shannon, director, Skyline and Board member of the CIH North West region, and non-executive director, Progress Housing Group

Jo Loake and Simon Leighton will be covering the following:

Good governance - the basics

  • The board
  • The job of the board
  • Accountability
  • Good governance
  • Working as a team
  • The role of the chair
  • Working with the executive team
  • NEDs v Execs

What the regulator is looking for from boards

  • The board members
  • Responsibilities
  • Liability
  • Conflicts
  • Service agreements
  • Payment
  • Length of service and succession planning

Working with others (lenders, regulators, local authorities, staff)

  • Relating to tenants
  • Working with lenders & lender expectations
  • Working with the regulator
  • Working with local authorities
  • Wider sector involvement

Booking information









Free to attend for members and £20 + VAT for non-members.

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