In Conversation with Susanne Given, Chair of

Enabling growth: placing bets, maintaining agility and avoiding pitfalls




For executives and board members, rapid growth is a high-stakes balancing act, with ever-expanding priorities, stakeholders, information sets, and regulatory requirements competing for time and focus.

It’s no mean feat, but those who get the balance right go further, faster. How can you make sure your board and executive team place the right bets, and responsibly fuel your growth?

Join us on Thursday 7 October for an online Q&A with Susanne Given – who as chair steered online retailer through its recent LSE IPO – to find out. We’ll explore how boards and executive teams can:

  • Prepare for key growth milestones
  • Avoid the common pitfalls that boards and executive teams in growing organisations fall into
  • Maintain agility in an increasingly complex organisation
  • Set executive and non-executive hires up for success – by getting up to speed, building trust and developing relationships quickly

Susanne is chair of and Hush Homewear and a non-executive director of Morrisons plc, Forward Partners, Tritax Big Box REIT plc, and Trent Holdings. Previously, she held senior roles at SuperGroup plc, John Lewis, TK Maxx, Harrods, Homebase and House of Fraser.

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