Public Events

Details of Changing the Chemistry events that are open to non-members can be found on this page.  For details of members’ events please access these here.


Women on Boards are in Edinburgh again on 10th October, on their mission to get more women and minorities onto boards. They are holding two events which support this in very different ways:
• Boardroom Insights on the 10th October from 6pm – 8pm. You can find out more about this evening via the following link. This is free for CtC members
• Getting Started workshop on the 10th October, 9:30am-1pm. You can find out more about this morning via the following link.
Do register for the Boardroom Insight event if you are around and interested in listening to experienced board directors and governance experts in Scotland, as well as connecting with current and aspiring NEDs.   Please register via this link
Should you have any questions or issues with signing up, please contact Tracey on or 0771 770 8947. There is more information on the Women on Boards website –


Dundee, Monday 24th September, 2018

Dundee and Angus College, in collaboration with Changing the Chemistry, is running a free event in Dundee to encourage more people to consider applying for board positions generally, and Dundee and Angus College specifically. Dundee and Angus College will shortly be advertising for new Board members with appointments to be taken up for an initial four year term from end of December 2018.
You may never have considered a board position before – but your experience and skills may be invaluable. At Dundee and Angus College we are very keen to increase the diversity of our non-executive Board members. Although this is a non-remunerated position, it could be a great career opportunity for you! Speakers include:
Angela McCusker, Chair of Dundee and Angus College
Grant Ritchie, Principal of Dundee and Angus College
Amanda Millar, Chair of Changing the Chemistry and Miles Harrison, of Changing the Chemistry
Sign up on Eventbrite here.

Dundee, Monday 10th September, 2018

The Scottish Government Public Appointments Team is holding an event, “Come on Board: delivering diversity in Public Appointments” at Venue Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA (17:45 for an 18:00 start, speakers until 19:40, closing at 20:00). You will hear from current Board Chairs and members about their experience and from the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team about the process. Speakers include:

  • Paul Edie, Board Chair of the Care Inspectorate,
  • James Stuart, Convenor Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority,
  • Beth-Anne Logan, Board member of Children’s Hearings Scotland,
  • Luan Grugeon, Board member of NHS Grampian and
  • Simon Little, Board member of the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Dundee, Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Tanya Castell MBE will be guest speaker at Dundee Third Sector Interface’s “Spotlight on: Volunteering on a Board” event, at Volunteer Dundee, 7 Luna Place (5:30-7:00pm).
The discussion will cover how your experience could be relevant to a board, the benefits to you, what being on a board involves, and the support and help available to you should you wish to consider such a position. Details of current board volunteering opportunities will be available at the event.

Inverness, Tuesday 20th March, 2018

The Scottish Government’s public appointment’s team held a quarterly “Come On Board” event in Inverness on 20th March. The session included an outline of the public appointments process, and heard from current Board Chairs and Board members about their experiences. Speakers were: Amanda Bryan, Board Chair of Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management); Andrew Thin, Board Chair of Scottish Canals and Scottish Land Commission; Dr Gaener Rodger, Board member of NHS Highland.

Glasgow, Monday 19th March, 2018

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) held an informal event at their headquarters to explain more about the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s plans and how board members can make a difference. The Chair of the SFRS spoke about SFRS’ transformation plans and Changing the Chemistry explained the support available for those applying for roles on the board.

Edinburgh, Wednesday 7th March, 2018

A UK Public Appointments event, hosted jointly by The Cabinet Office and Changing the Chemistry, was held at the Scottish National Gallery on 7th March. This event provided the opportunity to hear speakers from a range of public bodies including the British Museum, the Marine Management Organisation, the Big Lottery Fund and others; to learn more about Public Appointments and to find out how to apply for exciting UK-wide opportunities.

Dundee, Thursday 8th March, 2018

Dundee and Angus College, in collaboration with Changing the Chemistry, ran an event to encourage more people, particularly women and younger people, to consider applying for board positions generally, and Dundee and Angus College specifically.

Edinburgh, Monday 4th December 2017

The Scottish Government Public Appointments Team held a “Come on Board” event in December 2017. The session covered the benefits of being on a public body board and the experiences of those on boards; the appointment process for public sector boards and the support and help available; the range of boards looking for people like you and upcoming vacancies.