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Diversity Research

Suggested reading on the benefits of diversity. Have more to share? Tweet us and let us know – @changingthechem. McKinsey regularly publish insights on the value of diversity and inclusion which you can find here. Of interest are their findings on why diversity matters and diversity and financial performance. This article explains how diversity makes us smarter. Need evidence of the impact o... »

Prakash Shankar

Prakash Shankar talks to CtC about his board appointments and drive to supporting governance in organisations whose aims and values accord with his own. Prakash’s day job is Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist currently working at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, with specialist interest in managing complex conditions that straddle physical and mental illness using holistic approaches. Details of Boa... »

Graduate Group (for those with Board roles) | June 27 | Driving Board performance and scrutiny

27/06/2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm - Driving Board performance and scrutiny – meeting cycles and focus Boards have a large range of responsibilities and duties, and unlike the exec team these are usually dispensed within a small number of time-limited meetings each year and through restricted supporting work.  High performing boards need to manage their annual cycle for maximum impact, ensure [...] »

For CtC members with board roles (Graduate Group) – Beyond the annual staff survey: what are the board’s responsibilities for people and culture?

18/04/2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm - The April Graduate Group meeting for CtC members with board roles will take place on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 6.15pm at Remarkable, Apex 3, 95 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD (NOTE THIS IS A CHANGED VENUE).  (For regulars, please note this is the third, and not fourth, Wednesday of the month). This session's theme is: Beyond the annual [...] »

CtC Social Event (non-members welcome)

20/11/2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm - If you are interested in finding non-executive director or trustee board roles, then building and extending your network is very important. Why not come along, perhaps just for half an hour, to meet other members of Changing the Chemistry to learn how they've secured board positions and the experience they've had or to give us [...] »

Board Journey – Alison McGregor, CEO, HSBC Scotland

27/11/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Please join us for a Board Journey, led by Alison McGregor, HSBC Bank plc, CEO Scotland - an opportunity to learn from an experienced executive and non-executive Director. Alison is a CtC member and will share her top tips on what helped her along the way, as well as the challenges she faced and how [...] »

Podcast: CtC CEO Tanya Castell with iMultiply

iMultiply, a market leading recruitment business, launched its new podcast series with our CEO Tanya Castell. One in a series of conversations with influential business professionals, in this episode, founder & managing director Kirsty Mackenzie discussed the importance of diversity on the board with Tanya. Listen here: link   »

CtC 2016/17 AGM 

The 16/17 AGM was held on 12th June in Edinburgh.  The annual report was presented, as approved by the trustees in May. Link: CtC 2016-17 Annual Report of the Trustees   »

Trustee appointment news 

Changing the Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of four new trustees to its board. Yvonne Greeves, Ian Roberts, David Robinson and Martha Walsh were appointed at CtC’s June AGM, replacing retiring trustees Julie-Anne Jamieson, Janet Unsworth and Miki Fairfax; and Jenny Campbell, who retired in November 2016. New trustees 2017 announcement   »

Organisation seeking to improve board diversity

Changing the Chemistry will circulate details of board or committee vacancies and board observing opportunities to its membership for free.  Please email the job description and details of the organisation to For a small fee Changing the Chemistry will also provide advice on role descriptions and adverts, board recruitment and training for organisations on h... »