Our next masterclass will be held at 12.30 BST on 30 June 2021 entitled NEDs: Build Better Boards.

The evermore complex challenges of lock-down induced corporate debt, supply chain volatility, post-Brexit labour shortages, the trend to offsite fabrication and, despite expectations of rising construction demand, increasingly unpredictable workload forecasting are creating the most challenging business environment in the construction and infrastructure sector for a generation. So, what steps can businesses take to improve the skills and experience available in the boardroom?

Lead speaker: Nigel Brindley – Non-Executive Director.

Nigel has been a non-executive director for various project companies and construction businesses for over 20 years appointed by investors, lending banks and commercial sponsors. He specialises in financial and operational performance improvement and advised a Private Equity firm in the acquisition of distressed construction companies in the aftermath of the Carillion collapse.

Nigel led the asset management and investor reporting at Barclays Private Equity’s infrastructure funds and previously at the investment division of Mowlem before its acquisition by Carillion.

Nigel’s earlier career was in design and construction with Arup and Mowlem where he worked on high-profile projects such as the iconic Lloyds Building in London, BP Oil’s New HQ and the MI5’s Thames House Refurbishment.

Recruitment: Joanna Martin – Partner at Stork & May (senior executive and non-executive search consultancy).

Joanna has been in executive search for 16 years building on her experience of leading a series of support services businesses ranging from construction and education to utilities and waste management including private equity-backed companies.

Investor: Andy Matthews – Managing Director, Infracapital/M&G.

Andy is head of Infracapital’s greenfield infrastructure investment with over 30 years’ infrastructure finance and investment experience. Andy’s previous experience was in construction at John Laing and Alfred McAlpine.

The webinar event will be hosted and run by Amanda Bucklow, commercial mediator and founder member of the CIG Services team.

It promises to be a lively and enlightening session and we hope you will join us.

If you have a question that you would like our speakers to have ahead of the session, please email it to us at info@cigservices.co.uk, and we will do our best to include it in our session.

The lunchtime slot will enable you to return to these challenges in the afternoon with renewed vigour!

To book your place for our free webinar: book on Eventbrite.

Masterclass recording: watch or listen using the links below.

Nigel Brindley explores the value of NEDs within the construction industry and looks at the pros and cons of appointing them.

Joanna Martin, partner at Stork and May LLP, provides insightful information and thought leadership on the appointment of NEDs and the recruitment process.

Andy Matthews, Managing Director at Infracapital, explores the investor view on the role of NEDs in construction and brings a wealth of experience in successful matching of skills and experience to needs.

00:00 – Welcome
05:04 – Nigel Brindley
06:11 – Overview
07:02 – Background to NED role
08:36 – What does an NED do?
10:01 – NED v independent director
11:01 – Pros and cons of appointing an NED
13:13 – Relevance to smaller construction companies
17:18 – Relevance to project companies
20:49 – Do the costs outweigh the benefits?
22:11 – How to appoint an NED
25:33 – Joanna Martin
31:38 – Andy Matthews
38:34 – Questions and discussion
1:10:50 – Next masterclass