Meetings and Membership Information

Planned meetings 

Most ITNEA meetings are structured to enable significant networking and discussion between members on a small group and on a one to one basis.  Guest speakers cover topics of interest to quoted company directors and stimulate debate with the members.  Chatham House rules apply.     

Event information Dress is normally business suits.  Request a place when emailed invitations are received (If you provisionally enter in your diary based on pre announcement do remember to apply when the invitations arrive).  Please note that after the initial confirmation of a place, confirmations or reminders are not sent out nearer the date – Requested bookings by members are taken as firm acceptances.  Presentations are private and confidential – Chatham House rules apply.

If you need to cancel, then please let us know as soon as possible by email at the address used for acceptances – at least 24 hours beforehand so that we can give members on a wait list a place or reduce the catering numbers. 

If you need to cancel with less than 24 hours notice please call the emergency number given with the notice or confirmation of your booking – this may still enable another member to take your place.

News and Information

The ITNEA Group at LinkedIn is open to and only to ITNEA members.  You can apply to join the ITNEA Group from your LinkedIn home page.  To join LinkedIn go to 

Email updates.  Members are reminded of the need to inform ITNEA when they change email addresses.  This is particularly the case when leaving a company whose email address you have used for ITNEA.  Providing a second email helps us keep in touch if you move.

NED, chairman and other recruitment opportunities continue to be emailed to members.  A NED search project advertised to members had such a good response that the shortlist were interviewed and an appointment made within a week.  Another had short listed candidates within 14 days.  If you are a member interested in such opportunities, remember you only hear of them if you have registered – see appointments.  Companies and their advisors seeking NEDs or chairmen see NED Search and Chairman Search re the advertising opportunity.

Past Meetings  (Individual appointments as at the time of the event)

Dec 2014    Dinner in the Saddlers’ Hall,  Speaker is Sir Hossein Yassaie, CEO of Imagination Technologies and Pure, on ‘From leadership in Innovation to achieving global scale – The UK’s much needed transition’.

Sep 2014  Dinner, at the Armourers’ Hall.  Speaker Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Media on “Is the UK fulfilling its digital potential?”.

June 2014 Dinner at the Landmark Hotel.  Speaker Sir Michael Rake on The Risks to the Recovery

Nov 2013  Dinner, in the Great Hall of the Saddlers’ Livery Hall.  Speaker Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, on Cyber Security.

June 2013  Dinner at the Great Hall of the Sadlers’ Livery Hall.  Speaker Sir John Peace, Chairman of Experian plc, Burberry Group plc and Standard Chartered plc. Sir John co-founded Experian.

Mar 2013  Diner at the Landmark Hotel.  Speaker Ken Olisa OBE, Chairman and Founder of the boutique technology merchant bank Restoration Partners.

Nov 2012  Dinner in the Great Hall and Belgravia rooms at The Lanesborough Hotel.  Speaker Paul Walker, ex CEO of Sage plc, the UK’s largest & most successful software company.

Jun 2012  Dinner, in the Empire Room at The Landmark Hotel.  Speaker Dr Martin Read, the Government’s Efficiency & Reform agenda.

Mar 2012  Dinner, in the French Salon and the Drawing Room at Claridge’s. Speaker  Clive Grethe of Atos, the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games.

Dec 2011  Dinner, in the French Salon and the Drawing Room at Claridge’s.  Speaker Jon Moulton, Chairman of Better Capital LLP

Jun 2011  Dinner, in the French Salon and the Drawing Room at Claridge’s.  Speaker Brian McBride, recently retired CEO of Amazon in the UK

Sep 2010 Dinner in the Drawing Room at the Landmark Hotel.  Speaker is John Micklethwait, the Editor of the Economist

Apr 2010 Dinner in the Drawing Room at the Landmark Hotel.  Speaker Richard Holway, the UK’s leading analyst of the technology sector.

Nov 2009  Dinner at the Landmark Hotel -speaker Dr Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader.

May 2009 Dinner at the Mandarin Hotel, Knightsbridge – speaker Angela Knight, Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association.

Oct 2008, dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel – Speaker Sir David Bell, Chairman of the Financial Times & Executive Director of Pearson plc.  The Challenge of Running a Global Business Newspaper in the Age of the Internet.

October 2008  Based on a field trial ITNEA uses spam arrest service to improve filtering of spam and managing valid messages for certain addresses. See Control Spam  for further information and for free trial offer.

July 2008 Megabuyte:  IS Research offers extended free trial to ITNEA members.

June 2008, dinner at the Landmark Hotel – Speaker Bill Janeway, Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus, previously Senior Managing Director and Vice Chairman.

March 2008, dinner at The Landmark Hotel – Speaker Dr Martin Read,  CEO of LogicaCMG plc, 1993-2007 – “The UK IT services industry. – challenges in a globalising world”.

Nov 2007, dinner at The Landmark Hotel, Speaker – Geoff Unwin – Chairman United Business Media plc and Halma plc.  “Remuneration Policies – Shelf Space and Shelf Life”.

Sep 2007,  dinner at the The Landmark Hotel, Sir Dominic Cadbury; Chairman of Misys plc, formerly CEO and Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes “Misys: Corporate Governance and MBO challenges”

Mar 2007, dinner at The Landmark Hotel, Charlie Mayfield – Chairman elect, John Lewis Partnership; currently the Managing Director of the John Lewis division

Nov 2006,  lunch at 3 Noble Street, Andy Green, CEO, BT Global Services.  –  Transforming BT – from telecoms to services.

Sep 2006, dinner at the Landmark Hotel, Sir Peter Bonfield.  Sir Peter is a non-executive director with Sony Corporation, L M Ericsson, Mentor Graphics Inc, and AstraZeneca Group, among others.

June 2006:  Bridgewell/ITNEA Technology Sector reception in the Macmillan Ballet Studio & Terrace at the Royal Opera House

May 2006, lunch at 3 Noble Street, John Leighfield CBE, Chairman of RM plc, Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists – From Blackboard Jungle to Whiteboard Paradise?

Feb 2006, dinner  at The Landmark Hotel,  Rae Sedel, partner Russell Reynolds and NED Agere Inc

Nov 2005, lunch at 3 Noble Street, Ian Watmore,  Head of e-Government and Government CIO

Oct 2005, dinner  at The Landmark Hotel, Sir Frederick Crawford, who set up and chaired the Criminal Cases Review Commission, held non-executive roles at Powergen, Rexam and Legal & General, and was the Vice-Chancellor at Aston University.

Sep 2005,  lunch at 3 Noble Street, Brian Larcombe, until recently CEO of 3i, advisor to the DTI and experienced NED with current appointments ranging from Smith & Nephew to PartyGaming plc

July 2005,  summer cocktail party at the Royal Opera House, MacMillan Ballet Studio & Terrace

Jun 2005, lunch at 3 Noble Street, Sir John Chisholm, CEO of QinetiQ.  QinetiQ was formed out of DERA, the Defence Research Agency

Mar 2005, dinner at the Landmark Hotel, Sir Brian Pitman, chairman of the Carphone Warehouse, and is also on the boards of ITV, Tomkins and Singapore Airlines: Remuneration matters

Feb 2005, lunch at 3 Noble Street, Sir George Cox, until recently the Director General of the IOD, Chairman of the Design Council

Dec 2004, lunch at 3 Noble Street,  Virginia Bottomley MP addressed Appointments & Disappointments: Westminster, Whitehall and the City

Oct 2004, dinner at the Landmark Hotel, Gerald Corbett, Chairman of Woolworth’s and ex-Chief Executive of Railtrack

Sep 2004, lunch  at 3 Noble Street, Richard Granger, Director General NHS IT. leader of the NHS’s major National programme for IT

Jun 2004, lunch at 3 Noble Street, Barrie Morgans and Peter Bertram spoke on their experiences at Azlan

Jun 2004, lunch at 42 Berkeley Square, W1J 5AW, David Carter, Chairman Merryck & Co led a discussion on Motivating and Developing CEOs.

May 2004, dinner at the London Capital Club, Bill Emmott, Editor of the Economist spoke on the international economic scene.

Mar 2004, lunch at the Landmark Hotel. Jon Moulton of Alchemy Partners highlighted examples of some governance challenges.

Feb 2004, celebration of ITNEA’s 5th anniversary at The London Capital Club.

Nov 2003, lunch at the Ivy. Peter Rowell, Executive Chairman, Regent Associates spoke on growth strategies in an improving market.

Oct 2003, dinner, at The London Capital Club.  Peter Gershon, the Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce gave a personal insight of the Government’s view on IT suppliers.

Jun 2003, dinner at The Landmark Hotel.  Our guest speaker was Derek Higgs, addressing progress since his report on Corporate Governance.

May 2003,  lunch at the Ivy.  Sir Robin Saxby, Executive Chairman of ARM Holdings plc, addressed “creating the right cultural environment for success”

Mar 2003, seminar on legal issues impacting the non-executive director, including the Sarbanes-Oxley act.  At Tower 42.  Speakers: David Hargrave, Partner PwC and Matthew Tait, Manager PwC and Charles Severs, Partner and Bob Bishop, Partner from Shaw Pittman LLP.

Feb 2003, dinner at the Armourers’ Hall.  Digby Jones, Director General of the CBI, presented his views on the challenges facing directors in the changing governance climate.

Oct 2002, dinner at London Capital Club.   Michelle Edkins of Hermes presented her perspective as an institutional investor on corporate governance and the non executive’s role.

May 2002, dinner at Trinity House. Steve Vaughan, CEO of Synstar plc gave us a CEO’s perspective on the role of the non-executive director -and his view of the ideal non-executive!

Mar 2002, dinner at the London Capital Club. Edward Lightfoot a Senior Manager in Barclays Business Support Unit, spoke on “corporate recovery” with emphasis on the listed sector.

Nov 2001, dinner at the London Underwriting Centre.  Ian Spence of Granville Baird presented his analysis of TMT IPOs in the last few years.  Victor Basta of Broadview presented on “The Role of the NED in Mergers and Acquisitions.

May 2001, dinner at the Berkeley Hotel, Andrew Pinder, e-Envoy – a review of initiatives to enable the UK to achieve a leading role in the application of information technology.

Oct 2000, City of London Club, Michael Jackson Chairman of  Sage plc and Elderstreet Investments, with a personal view of what non-executive directors should do on a Board.

Jun 2000, dinner at the Lanesborough,  Paul Kavanagh of Killik & Co on the Market’s view of the IT sector.

Mar 2000, IOD,  George Cox, DG of the IoD on “The Professional Non-Executive Director – the Combined Code plus…”

Sept 99,  2 Analysts of the IT sector: Habib Annous and Andy Crossley of Mercury Asset Management and Invesco Asset Management respectively, on what Fund Managers want from non-executive directors.

Apr 99, IOD, Lars Turndal & Bert Morris on personal experiences of being a non-executive director in good times and bad.

Jan 99, IOD, First meeting of ITNEA.  David Brooks of MEIS on Executive Share Option schemes, ABI guidelines and how to structure effective CEO’s packages.

June 1998, Pilot meeting held with discussion on potential priorities for the ITNEA and to conform wider support for the associations. The ITNEA was established with a founding committee and two executives.

Early 1998, David Tebbs initiated founding the association and gained support from a core of fellow chairmen / NEDs and the founder sponsor