• We are pleased to invite you to a small seminar, offering the opportunity to consider the role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) and network with people who share an interest in this position. A SID is a non-executive director whose role is enhanced in a number of ways. It isn’t a new concept in corporate governance, but their use by social landlords is only recently growing. As housing organisations look for new ways to challenge their governance function, now is the time to explore this role - whether you already have a SID or not.

    The seminar will:

    - Explore the theory and practice of the role
    - Consider how SIDs are used both inside and outside of the housing sector
    - Discuss the benefits and the challenges, skills required and how this can vary
    - Give attendees the opportunity to discuss and share their thoughts on the role

    Programme and speakers:

    10.00am – Registration, tea and coffee

    10.30am – Welcome and introduction
    Kelsey Walker, Director, Savills & Sarah Greenhalgh, Senior Associate, Bevan Brittan

    10.45am – What is the role of the SID and how can it be developed?
    Professor Jeff Ridley, London South Bank University

    11.15am – SIDs in the NHS
    Joanna Hole, SID and Vice Chair at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

    12.00pm - SIDs in housing
    Gemma Burton-Connolly, Head of Governance and Legal, Radian & Katrina Laud, SID at Saffron HG and Director, Savills

    12.45pm – Discussion
    Abigail Davies, Associate Director, Savills

    1.15pm – Conclusions and close
    Kelsey Walker, Director, Savills & Sarah Greenhalgh, Senior Associate, Bevan Brittan

    1.30pm - Lunch

    Please note that this event is invitation only, however if you would like a place please email events@bevanbrittan.com

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