INSIGHT Breakfast Series

All Aboard: Moving from CFO to Non-Executive in the FTSE Environment

June 2019

Our guest speaker was Caroline Brown, Chair, Independent Director and commercially focused business leader with 20 years main Board experience in the media, professional services and technology sectors. Caroline has delivered business strategy across EMEA, the Americas, former-CIS, India and the Far East in commercial leadership roles for FTSE100 groups, mid-cap companies and innovative small and medium sized enterprises. She now chairs NAHL Group plc, chairs the audit committees of Luceco plc and Earthport plc (currently being taken over by Visa), is an independent NED on the Boards of Georgia Capital plc and IP Group plc as well as Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Caroline led the conversation discussing her moving from a CFO in the FTSE into Non-Executive in the FTSE and Private environment, along with all the challenges that entails.

All discussions were held under Chatham House rules.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event – it is was very insightful and thought provoking.”

About the fdu INSIGHT Breakfast Series

fdu’s consultative approach to Executive Search and Recruitment is based upon our deep sector knowledge, our networks and extensive experience. We distil this insight for each unique Client situation, allowing us to provide strong results through our bespoke service.

An important part of this process is sharing knowledge – sharing insight – among our Clients, our networks and interested parties in the various sectors we serve. Our INSIGHT Breakfast Series brings small groups of high-level individuals together to discuss strategically relevant topics in the business world, with an expert guest speaker sharing insight into their respective field.

Our INSIGHT Breakfasts take place every month with a different theme each time, ranging from talent retention in M&A, to Brexit impact, to the changing C-Suite role during today’s business transformation. You will certainly leave the Breakfast with greater insight, new industry contacts and points to ponder … for the next event, perhaps?

For more information

Please contact Michelle Blackie

+44 (0)203 196 0780
+44 (0)7702 307 852


Event Details

Where: fdu, 1 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND

When: Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Time: Tea and coffee at 8.00am; Start 8:15am – End 9:30am


Southwark – 5 minutes walk

Waterloo – 10 minutes walk

London Bridge – 10 minutes walk

Blackfriars – 10 minutes walk