Lecture to address how to be an effective non-executive director
The free event, which is in partnership with the Institute of Directors, is open to all and will be held from 6pm-7pm on Tuesday 7 February at the University’s city centre Rose Bowl building.
Terry launched his own business, where he advises on inspirational leadership, following a 40-year career working for not-for-profit and government organisations.
The lecture is part of Leeds Business School’s annual lecture series which sees high profile individuals from Yorkshire’s business community and beyond share their experiences and expertise.
Paul Houghton of Leeds Business School, who organises the series, said: “Terry will be discussing the role of the non-executive director and what makes an individual effective within the role, drawing on his vast experience.
“He led the regional development agency Yorkshire Forward as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the agency in growing the economy of Yorkshire and Humber with an annual budget of £350 million.
“Since leaving Yorkshire Forward he has launched his business, undertaking various roles including Chair of the awarding body for education in colleges and schools throughout the UK, the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) and a non-executive director post at RESET Certification Scheme Ltd.”
Terry, who was honoured in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday honours list with a CBE for services to ‘business and regeneration’ has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors as well as a Chartered Director, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield. He is a Visiting Professor attached to Leeds Beckett’s Business School and is also Chair of The Integrity Foundation CIC. Terry also runs The Alchemists Foundation raising aspirations and creating a platform for young people to acquire new skills.