29 Oct 2013
Lawyer, chartered secretary, coach and mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
A lawyer, chartered secretary, coach, facilitator and accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution mediator, Tesse works with knowledge of company secretarial matters, governance,leadership challenges and group dynamics.
Tesse is interested in change management, board development, personal development, strategic diversity and relationship management. She works with boards to enhance their effectiveness and to minimise and manage risk. She has served as an equal opportunities commissioner. A consultant with OnBoard (a division of Bates, Wells and Braithwaite Solicitors) and an approved National Council for Organisations consultant. A trainer with Independent Theatre Council, she is an associate of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at City University's business school and of the Centre for Strategy and Communication. Tesse has been appointed as consultant to Marga Inc, based in New York, USA and of Partners for Innovation based in Ohio, USA.
Appointed as non-executive director in April 2002. Tesse is a member of the quality and risk management committee, the remuneration committee and the Mental Health Act managers committee. She has recently been appointed as Trustee of International Students House.
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Tesse Akpeki reports on the key findings from the US-based BoardSource Non-Profit Governance Index 2012.
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