AFM is keen to support Non-Executive Directors in the sector and, whilst they are welcome to attend all our events, we aim to produce meetings specifically targeted at Board Directors.  For more information, or if you are interested in attending these events, please contact Martin Shaw at

NED Conference 2019

19 June 10am-4pm - hosted by A X A, 7 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7N

NED Conference 2018

This year's NED Conference was held on the 5th June 2018 at the offices of AXA Investment Managers UK, London. Delegates were kindly invited to attend a drinks reception, hosted by AXA Investment Managers, immediately following the event.  Slides from the conference can be accessed below:

Morning Session        Afternoon Session       Breakout Session

Individual presentations:

Results of AFM survey on Board leadership, culture and strategyAnthony Carey, Mazars and Martin Shaw, AFM

Board Dynamics - why it matters and practical tips for improving it, Lucy McClements, BP&E Global
Sustainable Investing for Financial Mutuals, Shade Duffy, AXA Investment Managers
Implementing the Senior Managers & Certification Regime, Robert Wharton, Keystone Law
Strategy, Market Development, Risks incl non-quantifiable risks, Steve Dixon and Kathryn Moore, SDA LLP
How Solvency II can be useful in the Boardroom, Paul Harwood, Holloway Friendly Society

NED Conference 2017

Last year's AFM NED Conference was held on 5 July, at the London offices of Rathbones.  Slides from the event are  available to download:

Morning presentations (with links to any extra materials): Afternoon presentations (with links to any extra materials):

Culture: who makes it, who breaks it? Catherine Stalker and Jonathan Hayward, Independent Audit

Ethical leadership, and how the firm deals with ethical dilemmas,  Duncan Minty, Thought Leader on Ethics and Insurance 

The evolving Senior Insurance Managers Regime, Robert Wharton, Keystone Law

The right people for the Boardroom, Rupert Gibb, Warren Partners

‘So Volatility- turn it up to Eleven’, Bryn Jones, Rathbones

Lessons learned from Solvency 2Graeme Charters, OAC

What regulators expect of NEDs, Ian Marshall, Senior Advisor, PRA

Trends in corporate governance, Martin Shaw, AFM

New NED roundtable

Following a successful pilot event in March, LGTVestra is again hosting our next roundtable for new NEDs on 22 September at their offices in London.  

NED conference 2016

Our 2016 event was held on 10 May, at etc. venues, Fenchurch Place, London, kindly sponsored by AFM Associate Mercer.  The agenda is below, with slides attached:

A summary of feedback from the event will be added to the website shortly.

For more information, contact

NED conference 2015

Our 2015 event was held on 25 February, at the offices of Fidelity Worldwide Investments.  Slides from the event are available to download:

Philip Mackie, Linstock: effective board evaluation

Martin Shaw, AFM: update on corporate governance

Anna Sweeney, PRA: Solvency 2: a view from the regulators

Ron Baxter, PRA (no slides available)

Anna Stupnystka, Fidelity: a macro-economic update

Robert Wharton, Foot Anstey: board remuneration

Theresa Brookers, ILAG and Ron Tyler, WCI: support for NEDs

John Gilbert, Hogan Lovells: Mutuals Deferred Shares Bill

Mazars have also produced a new NED Note, to provide information and support to non-executives

NED Conference 2014

The 2014 NED Conference was held on 1 May, at Fidelity's offices in London.  Around 100 delegates enjoyed a wide-ranging and full agenda:

We will take account of feedback from the day in planning future events for NEDs.

NED Conference 2013

The NED conference was held on 24 April 2013.  Slides, and a summary of the event are provided here: