06Dec, 2023

How to transition from Chief Marketing Officer to Non-Executive Director


Rowan Fisk is delighted to invite you to our breakfast event for marketing leaders interested in developing their careers as a Non-Executive Director. Join us for breakfast and networking, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with three leading CMOs turned Non-Executive Directors.


Rowan Fisk


Guest Speakers

Chris Clark

Chairman at Aviva, NED at The Royal Marsden

Celia Pronto

NED at Samworth Brothers, Moto Hospitality, South East Water

Mark Evans

NED at The Marketing Society, Trustee for OnSide, Advisor to Accenture and HMRC

About this event

As a CMO, becoming a Non-Executive Director can often be the next natural step in your career, but taking that leap can be daunting. How do you know when it's the right time? What experience do you need for your first Non-Executive assignment? Where and how can you find the right NED opportunities?

Join us for our third event in this popular series, as our panel of experienced Non-Executive Directors answer all of this and more during the discussion, followed by the opportunity for you to ask your own questions about taking your career to the next level.  

Our expert panel is comprised of:

Chris Clark, Chairman at Aviva and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, formerly Chairman at UK Athletics and formerly Group Head of Marketing at HSBC 

Celia Pronto, Non-Executive Director at Samworth Brothers, Moto Hospitality and South East Water, formerly Managing Director at Love Home Swap and formerly Chief Customer & Digital Officer at Casual Dining Group

Mark Evans,  Non-Executive Director at The Marketing Society and Emma3D, Chair of the School of Marketing, Trustee for OnSide, Advisor to Saracens Rugby, HMRC, Accenture and Save the Children. Formerly CMO at Direct Line Group and CEO at 118118 Media

We'll be exploring a range of topics, including:

  • Advice for CMOs seeking their first Non-Executive assignment
  • The skills and experiences that boards will focus on acquiring in 2023
  • Building a diverse and inclusive Non-Executive leadership team
  • The very best (and worst) parts of joining a board 

Where: The Library & Writing Room, Royal Institute of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

When: Wednesday, 6th December 2023, 08:00 – 10:30 am (08:00 - 09:00 am for breakfast and networking, 09:00 - 10:30 am for panel discussion & Q&A)

Date and time

Wed 06 Dec, 2023
08:00 am


The Library & Writing Room, Royal Institute of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

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