Building the Perfect Board for a Business
With many Angels joining the boards of their investee businesses we are delighted to be joined by Ralph Grayson, Partner at Sainty, Hird & Partners and Kieran Moynihan, Managing Partner at Board Excellence, who will explore how a highly effective board of directors can have a significant influence on the success of an organisation.
At this member only event, Ralph and Kieran will give us insights into why a board is integral to a business, who you should be recruiting and the best ways to work with the CEO and founder.
Managing Director, Board Excellence
Kieran is the Managing Partner of Board Excellence, a specialist international board consultancy practice supporting & enabling boards of directors and individual directors excel in the areas of effectiveness and performance. Kieran has over 22 years’ experience serving on boards as a CEO, executive director, non-executive director and Board Chair. Kieran is an internationally-recognised thought leader in the area of board dynamics, effectiveness, performance and corporate governance. Kieran chairs a number of med-tech and technology company boards, has been a CEO coach for over 10 years and trains partners of investment firms across Europe who sit on portfolio boards.
Founder Partner, Sainty, Hird & Partners
Ralph has 30 years of board advice and recruitment experience, principally in financial services and investment. He is active in the recruitment and shaping of Executive Board management teams across a range of private businesses. Ralph is an angel and early stage investor in multiple FinTech and other related businesses, for whom he advises on board composition and executive teams. He was a co founder of Boardex, as well a range of private companies which have seen successful exits (Spac and ipo) or sale, including Adimo, Artorius Wealth, Blend Media, Pi-Top, Cloudhouse, The Disruption House, Novatrans, Qudini, Takumi, Wejo.
Ralph has recruited board members in all functions, products and geographies. He has been instrumental in the establishment of many of the leading Investment Banking, Advisory and Corporate Finance platforms serving the venture, growth and private markets, as well as recruiting teams in continental Europe and North America, including CEO’s, Global Heads of Investment Banking, Advisory, Equities and corresponding functional leaders and teams across all levels of seniority in Research, Sales and Trading.