Round Table Discussion: The Transition from CEO to Chair

With James Robson

1 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:30

Business Central, 2 Union Square, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1GL

While CEOs and Chairs work closely with one another, their roles and responsibilities are very distinct.

Transitioning from CEO to Chair presents its own unique set of skills and is something that Exwold Technology founder and former CEO James Robson MBE - will explore further during our discussion.

Sharing his own experiences from his career, James will focus on: what it means to be a Chair, the transition from one role to another, clarity and bigger picture planning, stakeholder management, roles and responsibilities as well as changes in mindset.

Entrepreneurs with experience in the area are also invited to come along and share their advice too.

Our round tables are shaped by your views and experience, so while we hope to cover the topics above, we may discuss other subjects related to succession and sale during the session.

About our host

Take a look at James Robson MBE’s CV and you’ll find someone dedicated to helping support local entrepreneurial talent – in addition to his four Chair positions, he also holds NED roles at an additional four companies.

Amongst his many titles he is the Non-Executive Director of Exwold, the company he founded in 1993 and scaled from 7 members of staff to over 120. Now, he shares the lessons he’s learned throughout his career to help benefit North East SME’s on their own growth journeys.

Passionate about angel investment and mentoring, James also provides business consultancy services through his company Alexander Jewitt & Co which he founded in 2009. He was awarded an MBE for Services to North East Businesses in the New Year’s honours list in 2011.

The small print - Due to limited capacity Round Table Discussions are exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Forum.

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