Chairing across the sectors; questions beyond the obvious! Members’ speaker supper with Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL

Tuesday 20 February 2018. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm London

Our speaker Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL will explore some potentially controversial dilemmas relating to chairing in our sector. For example, how do we enable boards to “talk properly” about diversity? Is the paid NED or the voluntary trustee role a more attractive proposition to good candidates? Who will want to be on a board in an increasingly highly regulated environment? And why?… She has a long list of questions to challenge our thinking!

Dianne chaired Age UK during the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. She completed her term of office in January 2018 and will reference her role in this high profile merger of a large federated membership organisation. She also brings extensive board-level experience not only in matters of ageing, but also in the field of nutrition, health, heritage, digital capability, housing and higher education.

Dianne served as an NHS Trust chairman for 13 years and as Chair of the NHS Confederation. She was the Chair of the Anchor Trust board for 5 years and is the founder Chair of Digital Outreach Ltd, which helped vulnerable people through the digital TV switchover. Her additional leadership roles include chairing the Governing Council, University of Derby for 9 years, leading the Dignity Commission, the Malnutrition Task Force, the DoH Hospital Food Standards Panel and chairing Age International. She also leads the Advisory Group for the Peak District National Park Authority.

Dianne describes herself as someone ‘who likes to get things done’ and was recently appointed as an Assessor for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

Join us for dinner to hear Dianne and discuss the issues with your peers. There are a limited number of places and this event is for AoC members and invited guests only, you will need to be logged in to access the booking form. We aim to ensure a mix of members have the opportunity to attend these small events, for this reason we do not operate a first come first served approach to our dinners. Your place is confirmed only if you receive a second email confirming your place. 

We are very grateful to CCLA one of the UK’s leading investment managers for charities, religious organisations and the public sector for generously hosting this dinner.



Tuesday 20 February 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm London
Bookings are now closed for this past event