Welcome to ChairX
(Formerly The Chairman’s Network)
Discussing the Business of Boards
ChairX is an International, Collaborative Peer -Group Business Network.
We are an exclusive and authentic private Membership of Executive and Non-Executive Board Directors - Chair, Non-Executive, Advisory Board Members as well as CEO, C-Level Executives, Founders, Entrepreneurs and Partners, across all industry sectors.
We can support you and the Boards on which you sit, with ongoing business networking events and discussions, to keep you up-to-date as well as fostering strong business connections that lead to opportunities.
Join ChairX for:
- Business Networking, knowledge sharing and Thought Leadership
- Safe space for authentic discussion and informal peer group support
- Chatham House- Sessions are not recorded
- Quality authentic business connections – UK/Internationally
- Open, private discussions with real business leaders
- Inclusivity, diversity, equality
- All Members connected 1-1 on our platform
- Ongoing events; 100 interactive Zoom events throughout the year
- Business Collaboration with a Non-Sales Emphasis
- Focus on business Relationship building- leverage your business connections
- Host your own meeting on an agreed business subject of your choice
- Zoom meetings that are interactive, safe, inclusive, time-efficient, cost effective, authentic and accessible Internationally
- Connect, engage and collaborate
Leverage the power of your Professional relationships
Enhancing Business Collaboration Internationally
We host and facilitate authentic open discussion, new business connections and learning, with International peer group members
Questions? You can also call or email us on email@example.com +44 (0)1242 236277Join here
Our Regular Hosts
INSEAD host Board and Corporate Governance sessions incorporating the latest research and thinking emanating from the Business School.
Mark talks sport, Digital/Technology, politics and lobbying. Mark is currently the Chairman of the Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC), representing the collective interests of some 50 international and national sports bodies around their Intellectual Property Rights. SROC seeks proper recognition of the value of sport from Governments across the world, and effective protection for their rights under law.
In founding Alembic, I embarked fully on a lifelong passion to help people, linking this with my career in company and M&A advisory work. Bringing these two things together means a focus on supporting ambitious business leaders with lots of problems to solve.
Anj is the co-founder and director of Top Tier Impact Strategies (TTIS). Anj is a Business Strategist with experience in scenario planning and risk management focusing on ESG and Climate Related Financial risks to business. With over 17 years of professional experience working with large national companies and global corporations – he brings clarity and deep understanding to the companies and investors he partners with. Anj has an MBA from Henley Business School and Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA.
Alessa is the founder and CEO of the Top Tier Impact (TTI) Group, the global ecosystem of impact and sustainability investors, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. She hosts sessions on impact investing and on blockchain technology.
Based in Sweden, Ingmar is Founder/CEO of We Don’t Have Time- Climate change social network for activists. He hosts the Al Gore presentation plus hosted discussions around Climate Change.
Hugo is the Founder Director of Carbon Responsible and a global expert on Carbon Emissions Management. He hosts ESG sessions on all aspects of carbon emissions measurement, management and reduction.
Francesca is a portfolio Digital NED with several Board roles. She hosts sessions on Digital / Retail / Leisure travel industries as well as Diversity and Inclusion in the boardroom.
Pavlo is an investor, founder, author and CEO of Aurik Business, a business growth partner to over 3,000 established business across the UK, US, EU, SA and HK. He hosts roundtable sessions on topics linked to business mindset, growth, innovation, valuation and exit.
Karen is an Interim Chief Transformation Officer, Integration Director, Turnaround professional on significant M&A projects and is also a Chair and Non- Executive Director. She hosts on Business and Digital Transformation ; Board issues and some of our Business Networking sessions .
John is Founder/CEO of Integrity Governance. Based in Melbourne, Australia with several International locations, John hosts high level and interactive sessions on Chair/Board/NED and related issues. He is a portfolio Chair and is also on the Advisory Board of ChairX.
Peter is a Global expert on Telco and 5G and hosts sessions on the connected World from IOT to the challenges that the Telcos face. He is also a portfolio NED/Chair.
Andy talks about harnessing the potential of powerful professional relationships. His latest books include 'Connected Leadership' and 'Just Ask' category finalists in multiple book awards and he also hosts The Connected Leadership Podcast.
Gerry is an Innovation Expert, Entrepreneur and Speaker on Innovation and Technology. He spearheaded technology at the UK’s first ISP and founded the UK’s first Internet based CCTV company. He is now a Director at Freeman & Clarke.
We host authentic real time hosted discussions on zoom with full Q&A with the expert in the room. Members can also host events.Join/Register here
Creative leader, board chair, regulator, executive coach
I have enjoyed meeting such a variety of senior people with interesting and informed points of view at ChairX events. This range of people and ideas is stimulating and invaluable for my Executive Coaching practice and my non-executive work. On a practical level, I have worked with ChairX contacts on a number of fascinating projects.
Dr John Harte
Founder and Managing Director, Integrity Governance
ChairX was a source of counsel and a great candidate when we were looking to build our UK business. Through ChairX we identified our UK director- this made the recruitment and selection process simpler, more effective and resulted in us accessing a tremendous individual to lead the growth of our UK business.
LOGURU - Corporate Member
We are delighted to announce we have become a Corporate Member of ChairX which fits perfectly our sustainable business model as it is an online business private members club for all Board Directors based in the UK, Europe or Internationally. Caroline Hayward was kind enough to search us out and I was quickly persuaded of the value of ChairX, within 24 hours of joining I was already networking with interesting business contacts and I am looking forward to the average of 8 Zoom events per month, the curriculum of these events is incredibly interesting to us. It is rare for me to give an immediate recommendation but one is due here. The onboarding has been exemplary and I am looking forward to a series of really interesting zoom meetings, in fact we plan to host some in the near future too.
The network works! After running my own business, I joined the Chairman's Network when I needed a new role. Caroline immediately started introducing me to appropriate members and I went along to some of the coffee meetings - in Bristol, in London, and one in Solihull. There were always interesting and relevant people. As well as lively and illuminating discussions it was clear that in due course any number of participants would themselves have a suitable role for me. However, the network isn't just the people you meet at events: it's all the people they know. One guest at a meeting introduced me to another contact of his, who - it turned out - was looking for someone like me right then. Within three months of joining the Chairman's Network I'd started my new position - with a VC investing in start-up businesses. And I'm pleased to say that I was able to make a few introductions from my own contacts to help other members in return. My only regret is that while I get up to speed on my new responsibilities, I'm unable to attend further C.N. meetings!
Karen Thomas Bland
A very big thank-you to Caroline and the Chairman’s network. An introduction from Caroline to a Private Equity Head- Hunter led to me securing an Interim Operating Partner role for a top tier Private Equity Firm. For me the Chairman’s Network is a powerful network that really works.
I joined Chairman’s Network three years ago and have found it to be a most collaborative, connected and useful network full of talented, interested and interesting individuals. I have always believed in the benefit of networks but this one has led to a dream opportunity for me. I mentioned in the early 2019 meeting about Focus and Goals, that I would be interested in being a Trustee for a charity and wanted to work for one close to my heart, which is Age UK. After the meeting a couple of attendees introduced me to their networks and I must thank Karen Thomas-Bland for recommending that I speak to a contact of hers which then led me to another contact and on to another. Before long I was interviewing with one of the Age UK branches in London and I am delighted to say that I have been appointed as a Trustee there. Nothing is a greater example of the power of focus and the power of networking.
Chair Aziz Corporate, Chair/Fellow Member
I joined a Chairman’s Network session recently hosted by technology and 5G expert Peter Curnow- Ford. It was clear Peter has unparalleled expertise in matters tech. As a result of that session we have now appointed him as Trustee for Gilbert White’s House and Gardens where I am Chairman. Chairman’s networking in action!
Member, Managing Director, SCAD Software UK Ltd
I attended a monthly network meeting, which proved to be highly valuable in creating new important new connections. During the meeting, I asked if anyone had any introductions that could help us with partnerships in the UK. I also wanted to tap into the international nature of the Chairman's Network to see if I could find someone to help us find an agent in the USA. Thanks to two excellent introductions we achieved both things. I was introduced to Curt Bloom of Foresight One in the USA who has now become our agent in the USA as a precursor to setting up a formal presence. The other introduction has led to us signing a UK Partnership and we are in the process of launching a joint proposition with agility Digital.” What could be better than attending meetings where you learn, meet interesting people and can gain valuable connections?
The chairman’s network forum was excellent, we had great conversations a willingness to help each other. Participants were engaged and sought ways to help each other. A really great event. Caroline superb host ensured all were engaged and many participants have already followed through. (Business Networking session)