Events Archive

The SIMA Annual General Meeting will take place 24th September 2019. 

The AGM will include entertainment, as well as a very few short presentations from a series of charities. Our esteemed members will have the opportunity to vote on the charity which will receive the surplus funds from the 2018/2019 SIMA season.


Event Date Tuesday, 24 September 2019

We are again delighted to invite our esteemed members to join us for our Summer Drinks Reception.


Event Date Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Helen is an experienced Chairman, Board member, Board facilitator and Coach. She works across the range of FTSE, Professional Service, Private Equity and Family firms, where she has led some of the biggest Board Evaluations. Helen is also a coach to many leading CEOs, Chairman and NED's. She was awarded an OBE for services to Business in 2015.

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role Helen holds the following high profile Board roles: Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi) Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director at C & C Group Plc.  Helen is President of KidsOut (a National Children's Charity) and INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN); Board member CIPD, and Chairman of a number of Committees across these Boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). Helen is also on the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty.

Helen was previously Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel until February 2017.

Helen holds an MA, LLB (Law), IDP-C (INSEAD International Director’s Programme – Corporate Governance Certificate).  She is the only Consultant in the UK Board Effectiveness arena to hold this INSEAD qualification.  She recently graduated from the INSEAD Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes and has commenced the INSEAD Diversity Programme.  Helen is also an alumnus of the ground-breaking INSEAD Challenge of Leadership Programme.  She both attended and now features on the INSEAD Leading from the Chair programme.

Helen is an APECS accredited coach, a Fellow of the IoD, CIPD, CIM, RSA and a Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Event Date Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Andrew is a financial services professional with over 25 years' experience in key account management, business development and marketing. Andrew has developed close partnerships with several large blue-chip organisations as well as being a primary interface for SMEs.

Andrew’s current role at NS&I (National Savings and Investments) is to proactively engage with the financial advice community, and to promote the 100% security, HM Treasury backed, financial products that they sell.


Event Date Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Carole Railton started her life in the UK and has travelled extensively, whilst also working and studying in Africa.

Working for Datapoint, IBM & Xerox where she was area manager for the Middle East & North Africa Sales, breaking new ground for women in business.

Constantly evolving with the times and technology she has worked as a General Manager of a .com company, given talks in UK, France, Jamaica, Germany & Hong Kong on subjects close to her heart and had worldwide clients as well as individuals wanting to improve their life and awareness.

Her recent qualifications in NLP, Coaching, Homeopathy are combined with her business experience to bring all her clients to a higher awareness and satisfaction with their lives.

She has written articles for on coaching for over 6 years, produced a book for Pansophix on personal branding and has recently finished writing a book on body language for the fast moving world of technology titled The Future of Body Language.

Carole is also the founder of Life After Branding (LaB) which specialises in behavioural change in individuals for commercial results. Clients of LaB have included Shell UK, Konica Europe and Travis Perkins.

Event Date Tuesday, 09 April 2019