What are Advisory Boards and do you need one? What’s the difference between a formal board and an advisory board? These very good questions will be answered by a panel at this Business Owners Forum event on Thursday 17 November in Whangarei.
This event will be held at the Elevate CA venue at level four, 35 Robert Street in Whangarei CBD at 5:30pm – and will run through to 7:30pm on the night.
This is a very pertinent topic as we are seeing more and more business owners introduce an advisory board in some form to their businesses. Here are our panelists for this event – each of whom will each come at this topic from a different angle.
Derek Slatter. Derek has been General Manager of Penguin Wholesalers for over ten years. He makes good use of both formal and advisory boards in his business life, and he will share some of the tips and traps gleaned from this journey.
Bruce Young. Originally a Project Engineer, Bruce has served as CEO or General Manager of the likes of Moana Pacific Fisheries and Feltex NZ. Now an independent director and on the advisory boards of a number of companies, Bruce has experience in both using an advisory board and acting on one.
Fraser Hurrell. As a Chartered Accountant and a director of Elevate CA, Fraser is on the advisory board for several of his clients. Fraser will discuss the differences between a formal board and an advisory board, what you can and cannot expect from your advisory board – and how to get the best out of your advisory board.
As always for Business Owners Forum events, this session will be free of charge and completely free of sales pitches from the supporters or the panelists. And there will be pizza, beer and wine to lubricate quality discussion.
Business Owners Forums are held monthly on the third Thursday of the month – alternating between North Harbour and Whangarei venues.
If you’d like to attend this event, email Fraser Hurrell before the end of 14 November. And if you’d like to be included on the invite list for future events, just add your contact details in the box to the right.
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