The Better Boards Podcast Series

Finding your voice in the boardroom | Orna NiChionna, Chair/FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski

October 01, 2020 Dr Sabine Dembkowski / Orna NiChionna Season 1 Episode 26
The Better Boards Podcast Series
Finding your voice in the boardroom | Orna NiChionna, Chair/FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski
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The Better Boards Podcast Series
Finding your voice in the boardroom | Orna NiChionna, Chair/FTSE NED & Dr Sabine Dembkowski
Oct 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 26
Dr Sabine Dembkowski / Orna NiChionna

Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. 

Many directors at the beginning of their directorial career often worry that they will not make the impact they want or that they expect to make. This trend is more pronounced with directors who are women and those from a minority background. But how can new board members find their voice in the boardroom?

In this podcast I am delighted to speak to Orna NiChionna. Orna spent 18 years at McKinsey’s London office, where she was the first women to be elected partner. Since leaving McKinsey she has served on many boards including Bupa, HMV and Royal Mail. She has been an advisor to Apax LLP and to EdenMcCallum LLP. She is currently on the boards of Burberry and Saga and is Chair of Founders Intelligence. She was Chair of the Soil Association for 6 years and is currently Deputy Chair of the National Trust. 


Show Notes

Welcome to the Better Boards podcast series. I am Dr Sabine Dembkowski, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards. We make the boards of the most ambitious organisations more effective. We do this by providing clients with an evidence-based approach for board evaluations and board development programmes. 

Many directors at the beginning of their directorial career often worry that they will not make the impact they want or that they expect to make. This trend is more pronounced with directors who are women and those from a minority background. But how can new board members find their voice in the boardroom?

In this podcast I am delighted to speak to Orna NiChionna. Orna spent 18 years at McKinsey’s London office, where she was the first women to be elected partner. Since leaving McKinsey she has served on many boards including Bupa, HMV and Royal Mail. She has been an advisor to Apax LLP and to EdenMcCallum LLP. She is currently on the boards of Burberry and Saga and is Chair of Founders Intelligence. She was Chair of the Soil Association for 6 years and is currently Deputy Chair of the National Trust.