​WorldSkills London Board

Nadine was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of the WorldSkills London Board by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This was for the duration of the ‘Skills Olympics’ 4-year project to promote best practice apprenticeships and vocational training in the UK.WorldSkills London

Nadine played an integral role in changing the way apprenticeships were perceived by pupils, parents, teachers, employers and policy makers in the UK. In doing so, she helped lay the foundations for ‘WorldSkills UK Live’ – the biggest experiential skills, careers, and apprenticeship event in the UK.

At the time, WorldSkills London was the world’s largest international skills competition and education event that set out to positively change attitudes towards learning, particularly with young people.

Held in London, the scale of the event was enormous. It was the second largest consumer event in 2011 with 250,000 pupils and students attending from schools and colleges across the UK. As well as 200,000 visitors from 58 countries, with 1,000 competitors taking part, assisted by 2,000 volunteers and 2,500 international delegates in attendance.

Nadine’s Contribution to WorldSkills London

  • Appointed to provide strategic leadership and direction to the WorldSkills London executive team. This included overseeing legal, financial, risk management and operational issues.
  • Played an instrumental role in supporting the delivery of an outstanding event that went on to exceed all of its targets. And despite the economic downturn, secured over £17.6m commercial sponsorship.
  • Represented the board on the audit committee; supported the delivery of a fully audited set of accounts; monitored and reported on key risks, revenues and cash flow for the company.
  • Supported and advised the executive team in operations, sponsorship and marketing. This included the appointment of team members and agencies to run elements of the event. All agencies appointed performed above expectations.
  • Chaired WorldSkills Premiere Experience working alongside Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning; Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC; Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills; and Sir Peter Rogers, Mayoral Advisor, Regeneration, Growth & Enterprise, Greater London Authority, Mayor’s Office.

Reconnect Studio

Reconnect StudioNadine is a Non-Executive Director for Reconnect Studio.

Reconnect make podcasts for businesses. Offering a complete solution from planning to a finished MP3, helping clients build and market their brand through podcasting. 

With experience in working with some of the biggest brands in the world on outlets such as BBC World and Wall Street Journal.

PwC Non-Executive Director Programme

By invitation, Nadine is on the PwC boardroom development programme for NEDs.

pwcThe programme keeps Nadine up to date with all the relevant NED issues including boardroom leadership & effectiveness, climate governance, sustainable development goals, cyber security risk, fraud risk management, data ethics, big data, operational resilience, executive remuneration, audit, pensions, competition policy, risk assessment and key trends.

Nadine’s NED and Business Advisory Skills:

  • Impartial
  • Wide experience
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Different perspective
  • National & International outlook
  • Diverse in profile & thought
  • Ability to assimilate, assess and analyse information
  • Critical thinking, creativity and strategic awareness



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