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Showcase: 21st Century Director Mentoring

Thanks to the remarkable evolution of Corporate Governance over the past two decades, Boards of Directors have become Learning Boards. Being a Director is now a profession; Directors do not “sit” anymore but “serve” on a Board. Duties and responsibilities of Directors have seen a dramatic increase. Listen to, learn from and engage with key speakers, Charlotte Valeur and mentor Patrice Lasserre.


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Charlotte Valeur

Founder Global Governance Group (GGG)

Charlotte is a corporate governance expert and a keen advocate for diversity in the boardroom.


She has an extensive portfolio career with a number of Non-Executive Directorships and Chair roles. Over the last two decades, Charlotte has been a director of 9 public companies, including three appointments as chair. Charlotte also has board experience with a range of unlisted companies including international engineering firm Laing O’Rourke, BT Pension Fund, Chair of Institute of Directors U.K. and Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice and the Global Institute of Neurodiversity ION.


Board Apprentice was founded in 2013 and is a not-for-profit organisation that provides individuals hands-on experience at the very top of business. Addressing the need of providing a pipeline of board ready individuals, Board Apprentice places appropriate individuals as board apprentices on boards for 1 year to gain first-hand experience, through observation, of the workings and dynamics on boards. Board Apprentice has been cited in the U.K. Government’s recent reviews on ethnic and gender diversity in UK boardrooms as a resource for bringing about real change.


Charlotte is a regular public speaker and delivers training in corporate governance around the globe. She particularly enjoys getting to the heart of challenging governance issues and helping her clients find successful ways to move forward towards best practices. In addition, she conducts board reviews and advises boards on corporate governance through her company, Global Governance Group. Charlotte has over 40 years of experience in finance, primarily as an investment banker in Denmark and the UK.

Patrice Lasserre

Board Whisperer, Director / Mentor

Patrice has served on the Boards of various organisations for more than twenty-five years. This has given him extensive knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and in the functioning of Boards of Directors.

He has spent over forty years in diverse corporations, in Europe and in South Africa:

  • Telecommunications (9yrs)
  • Information Technology (2yrs)
  • Consulting (3yrs)
  • Chemical Industry (5yrs)
  • State-Owned Enterprise (8yrs)
  • Oil Industry (14yrs)

During his professional career, he travelled to forty-five countries around the world to do business; this gave him profound insights into scores of cultures. It also enhanced his natural ability to relate to individuals of widely different backgrounds. In addition, Patrice’s formal education and vast business experience are combined with a passion for mentoring and learning.

In 2010, Patrice created Board Whisperer, a private practice focusing on making young leaders board-ready, forming professional Boards and assessing innovatively the performance of Governing Bodies.

Patrice currently serves as Director on the Boards of Capital Governance (Pty) Ltd (Executive) and Markzuri Group (Pty) Ltd (Non-Executive).

His qualifications include:

  • MBA – CEPAC, University of Brussels, Belgium
  • BSc(Eng) – ECAM, Brussels, Belgium
  • Pr(Eng) – South Africa
  • Certified Executive Coach – Leadership Coaching Academy, Johannesburg.

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