Chairpersons' Network

09 December 2021


IPA, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

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Our second and final Chairpersons' Network event of 2021 will be a virtual round table, which will include a contribution from highly regarded governance advisor and researcher, Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Prof. Kakabadse will present research data and findings of relevance to Board Chairpersons and Board effectiveness, with a contribution entitled: "Engaging across Misalignments: Governance in Action".

Following a short briefing, the event will open up for Q&A and a discussion on the findings and issues Chairpersons are experiencing and wish to discuss on a peer-to-peer basis.

If there is any specific issue Chairpersons wish to raise and have discussed, they may contact Tom Ward in advance ( 


Prof. Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew is Professor of Governance & Leadership at Henley Business School, University of Reading, where he is Programme Director of The Board Directors' Programme and Chairman of the Henley Directors' Forum.

Andrew has undertaken global studies spanning over 20,000 organisations (in the private, public and third sector) and 41 countries. His research focuses on the areas of board performance, governance, leadership and policy.

Andrew has published 45 books and over 250 scholarly articles, including bestselling books The Politics of Management, Working in Organisations, The Success Formula and Leadership Intelligence: The 5Qs. He has won numerous prizes for his scholarly articles.

He has consulted for the British, Irish, Australian, Omani, UAE and Saudi Arabian governments, as well as Citi, Bank of America, BMW, Ford, NatWest Bank, RBS, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swedish Post, Severstal (Russia), Heidrick and Struggles, KPMG, Bank of Ireland and numerous other organisations. He has acted as an advisor to several UN agencies, the World Bank, charities, and health and police organisations.

Andrew is listed in Who’s Who and is a life member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts, the British Psychological Society, the British Academy of Management and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He has lectured all over the world and held numerous visiting positions including Macquarie University (Sydney), Center for Creative Leadership (USA) and Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas.