Date: From September 2014-June 2015

Location: Central London

Programme tutors 


Steve Tappin, CEO of Xinfu, is the author of the best seller The New Secrets of CEOs - 200 global CEOs on business, life and leadership and writes for the magazines Fortune China and Harvard Business Review. He presented the BBC World Service documentary series CEO Guru.



Wayne Clarke, founding partner of The Global Growth Institute, is an     engagement expert, having advised 300 CEOs, HRDs and boards around the world. He is also a United Nations JCI ambassador and chair of the UK Government's taskforce on international engagement.





HR in the Boardroom is a pioneering board development programme created for HR leaders in collaboration with top HR directors.

Delivered by Steve Tappin, personal confidant to FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 CEOs, and Wayne Clarke, one of the founders of Best Companies, which produces the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for ranking, the invitation-only programme combines one-to-one coaching with practical sessions, peer learning and networking.

HR in the Boardroom covers topics including connecting with the CEO, becoming a confidant to the board, winning the talent war in emerging markets and becoming an influential HR leader. 

We are now launching the 2014/2015 programme, which runs from September 2014 to June 2015. The programme is delivered over a series of full day quarterly sessions.

The inaugural programme included HR directors from organisations as diverse as
No 10 Downing Street/The Cabinet Office, RSA Insurance, River Island, Cafcass, Produce World and Amey.

"As we continue to operate in an ever more complex and changing economic and regulatory environment, this programme is vital to ensure the HR function is fully conversant and aligned to the needs of the CEO and organisation as a whole. HR in the Boardroom, aimed at commercial senior HR leaders, is well overdue"

Vanessa Evans, group HR director, RSA Insurance


  •  70% of CEOS and 75% of CFOs want HR to be involved at the highest level of planning
  • Only 55% of CEOs and 30% of CFOs consider HR to be a key player in strategic planning
  • 37% of CEOs say the head of HR doesn’t understand the business well enough 

“HR leaders can strengthen their bond with the C-suite by fostering a personal                relationship with them, cultivating the chemistry of the senior management team and finding opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of the business”

Economist Intelligence Unit

  For more information or to register your interest

   Contact: Sian Harrington. publishing director

   Tel:020 7501 6710 | Email:sian.harrington@markallengroup.co.uk


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