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Director Development

So you want to be a NED?

Course details

Start Date

26 September 2023

CPD Points





Half day (09:30-13:00)


GTA University Centre

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Course Overview

For any individual aspiring to hold Non-Executive Director positions in future or those new to the role in Guernsey. This course will address the reality of being a NED in Guernsey and what the true expectations are from both sides of the relationship. The course will also include an introduction to roles and responsibilities, fit and properness, duties and risks.

Course Content

The following areas will be covered:

  • The role of a NED
  • Expectations - NED, Board & Client
  • Selection, appointment & resignations
  • Roles, responsibilities, duties
  • Corporate governance, compliance and risk
  • Board Effectiveness and evaluation
  • Advice for the future

Course Benefits

Course benefits include:

  • Allows individuals to consider the role of the NED to support their career aspiration decisions
  • Awareness of the role of the NED and how duties and responsibilities should be undertaken
  • Consideration of the Guernsey environment – regulatory, governance and risk

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutors

  • Mel Torode

    Mel Torode has over 20 years' experience in the fund administration industry in Guernsey specifically including private equity, property and mezzanine debt.

    Mel is an Independent Non-Executive Director with a portfolio of listed and private fund clients and is a director and founder of the Advisory Services Group, an independent business providing compliance, risk and regulatory, company secretarial, corporate governance, consultancy and training services to the regulated financial services industry, as well as the wider business community, public sector and start-ups, in the Channel Islands..

    During her career to date, Mel has worked at all levels of fund administration, from trainee to Managing Director, has founded, successfully grown and sold her own fund administration business, has worked in all sizes of company from 2 people to 100 people, has been part of owner-managed and large global operations and has established a varied portfolio of clients as a NED. Alongside administration, company secretarial and leadership positions, Mel has held roles as Compliance Officer and MLRO, as well as focusing consistently on corporate governance during her career.

  • Cathy Lloyd

    Cathy Lloyd has been in the Banking industry for over 30 years working in the UK, Jersey and Guernsey in both Sales and Relationship Management roles and Compliance and Financial Crime roles. Cathy also has had responsibility for teams based in Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Luxembourg and has experience of their AML legislation. With substantial knowledge and experience of the regulatory frameworks and legislation in Guernsey and Jersey Cathy can provide a broad range of Compliance, Financial Crime, Governance, Conduct and Data Protection services.
    Cathy is a Fellow of the ICA (International Compliance Association), a member of the Institute of Directors having completed the certificate in Company Direction and Diploma and is a certified GDPR practitioner through IT Governance.
    She has held various regulatory roles including Compliance Officer, MLCO and MLRO and also an Approved Person (CF11) with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and is on the Committee for the Guernsey Association of Compliance Officers.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.