Women Corporate Directors: Brexit Seminar – 10 November 2016
Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Fidelio, was delighted to join a panel of Non-Executive and Executive Directors from a range of sectors to share insights into the impact of Brexit for Boards and Board Members in international business.
Other members of the panel included:
- Miranda Curtis, Chairman of Waterstones and Camfed; Independent Board Director, Marks and Spencer, Liberty Global, The Institute for Government, The Royal Shakespeare Company
- Helena Morrissey, CBE, Non-Executive Chairman and former CEO, Newton Investment Management; Founder of the 30% Club
- Marjolein Warburg, Director, Rotterdam Port Promotion Council
In this panel discussion we explored the potential impact of Brexit on the automotive industry, based on our Board and Executive Search expertise, as well as our own experience at Board and Executive level within the sector.
Some of the key challenges created by the Referendum vote and identified by the panel were access to talent and regulatory complexity. But there was also a recognition that the vote has brought change and highlighted the limitations of group think.
The panel concluded that even when politicians struggle business has a clear role to play in promoting stability and effective engagement, as well as maintaining an international perspective. Boards will also benefit from strengthening communication and engagement skills. International networks such as WCD have a key role to play.