PCF Seminars and Events - February

Towards better mutual understanding - a workshop for dept NEDs and ALBs

Towards better mutual understanding - a workshop for dept NEDs and ALBs

February 27 2012

16.00-18.00

The event is a collaboration between the Institute for Government, Deloitte, and the Public Chairs’ Forum.

Since coming into power, the Coalition Government has initiated far reaching governance reforms across central government departments. As part of this, departmental Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) were introduced at the end of 2010 in an effort to bring a more “business like” approach to government and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.

An important element of the departmental NED’s role relates to interactions with ALB Chairs and Boards. This interactive event takes a detailed look at this relationship one year on, and considers how improved mutual understanding and strategic alignment could be achieved. The second half of the session will be an opportunity for attendees to discuss the issues raised in focused breakout sessions.


Programme:

16:00 – 16:30 - Setting the scene on the new departmental governance arrangements

Speakers: Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office
Dan Heard, Lord Browne’s office
Followed by question and answers

Panel discussion
Chris Banks (Chair of the Public Chairs’ Forum)
Stephen Bundred (Former Audit Commission Chief Executive who has also served as a Chair and board member of several public bodies)
Ed Smith (NED, DfT and Chair, Student Loans Company)
David Verey (Lead NED, DCMS)
Chair: Zoe Gruhn, Institute for Government

This event is by invitation only. Please contact Amy Noonan if you are interested in attending.

PCF seminar with Sir Bob Kerslake

PCF seminar with Sir Bob Kerslake

February 29 2012

4-6pm

Sir Bob Kerslake will be meeting with the PCF for the first time in his capacity as Head of the Home Civil Service. This will be an opportunity for members to engage with Sir Bob early in his new role and to hear about his priorities for the coming months.

All meetings will take place in our offices in Carlton Gardens, London. Visit the contact us page for full location details.

Adhoc seminars will be arranged around fixed date seminars as necessary, in order to be as responsive as possible to the current environment and requirements of PCF members.

Existing PCF members are encouraged to get in touch and share their thoughts on useful, topical and interesting idea for future speakers and events.

If you are a Chair of a Public Body but are not yet a member of the PCF, and are interested in finding out more, please contact us. We offer your first meeting free of charge, with no obligation to join.

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