Session 2: 'The Role of the NXD in Growing a Company' – focussing on the issues and challenges arising with entrepreneurial firms including managing the founder and other investors, setting strategic direction, adhering to the business plan, building an effective board, dealing with conflict and fundraising.

Thursday 26 September 2019
Conference Room
George Elliott; CA Plural Chair of private and public listed companies, former CFO Wolfson Microelectronics plc


The University of Edinburgh Business School and FWB Park Brown are delighted to launch the Non-Executive Director (NXD) Programme—back for a third year amid popular demand and extended this year to cover some of the faster growth areas in technology where there will be increasing opportunities for NXDs. Led by experienced Chairs and NXDs, the Programme focuses on key issues every NXD should be aware of and caters for those with interests in all types and sizes of organisations—listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector and not-for-profit.

There will be eight distinct evening sessions in total. Each session is interactive and includes group activities and case studies addressing real events together with plenary Q&A and discussion, and concludes with an opportunity to network over drinks and canapés.

Overview of Upcoming Sessions

  • 26 September: The Role of the Non-Executive Director in Growing a Company
  • 10 October: The Data Revolution – Understanding the Landscape
  • 17 October: The Data Revolution – Ethical Challenges
  • 24 October: Boardroom Dynamics and Crisis Situation
  • 7 November: The Audit Committee
  • 21 November: The Fusion of New Technology with Financial Services – FinTech: An opportunity for NXDs
  • 5 December: The Remuneration and Nominations

Committees Discounts are available if you sign up to multiple sessions:

  • 10% discount for 6 sessions: £2,160
  • 10% discount for 7 sessions: £2,520
  • 20% discount for 8 sessions: £2,560

For detailed information please see the course outline, or contact Professor John Amis who would be happy to discuss programme content and suitability: or +44 (0)131 651 5545


Further Information