Jillian van Turnhout speaking at Odgers Berndtson Ireland Established and Emerging Female Leaders group

I was honoured to be asked to participate in a stimulating panel discussion hosted by Odgers Berndtson Ireland titled “How to transition from an Executive to a Non-Executive Director”.

Susan Kelly, Partner at Odgers Berndtson Ireland, served as the MC for the event which took place at the RDS. The distinguished panel featured Caroline McDonnell, Non-Executive Director at Scotia Bank; Davina Saint, Independent Non-Executive Director at Stripe, and myself.

Susan Kelly said, “The panelists, renowned for their expertise, shed light on the essential attributes of a successful board member and shared personal insights into the challenges and benefits they encountered on their paths to becoming Non-Executives.”



This event was significant because it was the first meeting of the year for the Odgers Berndtson Ireland Established and Emerging Female Leaders (EFL) group. The full house’s active participation indicates a promising future for Boards in Ireland.

I would like to express my gratitude to Odgers Berndtson Ireland for inviting me to be on the panel. Additionally, I thank the audience and fellow panellists for a stimulating and engaging conversation.