26th January 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Non-Executives in the dock – Tom Harrison, International Centre for Connected Construction

About the seminar

Public confidence in companies and organisations has been rocked by a slew of failings in management and oversight – Northern Rock Building Society – Oxfam – Carillion Construction – Durham County Cricket Club – North Cumbria NHS Trust and more – There is a need to understand in simple common sense terms why organisations run into problems and fail. The value of trust has risen and many especially those of the quietest, least influential and most dispensable stake their lives, livelihoods and security on the basis of reputation, experience and expertise. But who is really safeguarding their interests – What is the difference between management, regulation and governance – What do non-executive directors, trustees and governors do – How are they judged?

What are the core issues – What impact have these failures had on individuals and communities – What does good practice look like and where can it be found – Is there still a place for a moral compass in all of this?

About the Speaker

Tom is the current Chair of IC3 – International Centre for Connected Construction. He provides strategic advice to businesses in the private and voluntary sectors both in the UK and overseas. Including overview, reviewing operational performance, planning for growth and enhancing profitability and sharing best practice regarding organizational development, business processes and considering areas for improvement following mergers and acquisitions. Tom
was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Turner & Townsend Plc, Global Construction Consultants and was one of the influencing forces behind its growth into a global business.