Our panellists will share their board career journeys, offer advice to those considering NED roles in public sector and government-owned companies, and help to demystify the recruitment process. We'll discuss the advantages of these boards, including the social impact they have on UK public life, and the opportunity to cross-pollinate experience between the public and private sectors. 

Hosted by Board Intelligence in partnership with UK Government Investments (UKGI), the centre of excellence in Government corporate governance who lead recruitment for a range of organisations like The Royal Mint and the UK Infrastructure Bank. This invitation-only event is for executives and board members looking to further their board careers.


Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga has been Chair of UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI) since 2021. He has held the role of Chair at Marie Curie, Senior Independent NED at GlaxoSmithKline plc and Haleon plc, NED of the The Economist Group board and board member at The International Chamber of Commerce (UK chapter). Vindi was invited by The Rt. Hon Mrs Theresa May MP to join her Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in August 2023.

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

Baroness Neville-Rolfe was appointed Minister of State in 2022. Lucy has been on the board of Tesco Plc, Chair of Crown Agents and the UK ASEAN Business Council. Lucy has also been a Non-Executive Director of Capita PLC, Secure Trust Bank and Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company. She has served on the boards of ITV, PwC, Metro AG and the China Britain Business Council and was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc. Prior to this she was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office.

Sir John Manzoni

John Manzoni served as Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office from August 2015 to April 2020 and Chief Executive of the Civil Service from October 2014 to April 2020. He joined the Cabinet Office in February 2014 as Chief Executive of the Major Projects Authority. John was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy Inc, and held senior leadership roles at BP plc, having sat on the main board from 2003 to 2007.

Jamie Carter

Jamie is a Director at UK Government Investments (UKGI) where he has worked since October 2016, where he also leads the Corporate Governance practice and management of the portfolio, and until July 2021 was a Non-executive Director on the Board of the Royal Mint. Prior to joining UKGI, he spent 10 years at HM Treasury where he specialised in public spending, including being involved in several spending reviews and major infrastructure policy. During this period, Jamie took a two-year career break to work as a Governance Specialist at the World Bank based in Jakarta.

Event Details:
20 February, 17:00 - 19:30 GMT 

In-person event, Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS

  • 17:00 - 17:30: Arrivals
  • 17:30 - 18:30: Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 18:30 - 19:30: Networking, drinks and canapés

This is an invitation-only event, open to those in senior roles in business. Please email ruby.tomlinson@boardintelligence.com or events@boardintelligence.com to confirm your place.