Practical approach to mentoring at the board level
David Clutterbuck is visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at four universities. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, the primary professional body globally in this field, he is now its Special Ambassador, tasked with spreading good practice internationally. David led the research team that created the industry standards for mentoring. Author or co-author of more than 70 books, he was recently named as no 1 influencer on coaching in Europe. He is a distinguished fellow of The Conference Board. He aims to take on a new learning challenge each year. (The toughest so far was learning to be a stand-up comic!)
Aude started her career in 1999 as an equity portfolio trader and portfolio manager in New York and London as well as a Senior Risk Arbitrage specialist for ICAP.
In 2009 Aude co-founded Link Management, an art wealth management firm and launched in 2017 an art-backed securitization fund with the banking Group Reyl & Cie to provide non-recourse art loans to collectors and offer asset-backed notes with fixed interest rates to investors.
Aude is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the audit committee of AXA Wealth Europe since 2016 and the Chairman of Equilibre, a Think Tank that promotes gender complementarity in middle and top management.
Since 2020 Aude is a member of the Board at Ruffer SICAV and Ruffer Protection Strategies, collective vehicles at Ruffer LLP and a member of the Board of Private Equity International.
Thomas Seale works as an Independent Director in the investment industry.
Before that, he was CEO of European Fund Administration (EFA) from 1997 until 2017. EFA is a leading independent provider of fund administration services to third parties in Luxembourg.
Thomas has been an active member of the European and Luxembourg fund industries, sitting on the Board of the Association for the Luxembourg Fund Industry from 2001-2019. He was elected Chairman of ALFI in 2003, re-elected in 2005 and also served as Vice Chairman from 2005-2009. He helped found Luxflag in 2006 and Chaired this finance labelling agency from 2012-2019.
He is a member CSSF GFI (Asset Management) Committee and before that served on the CSSF Comité OPC from 2003-2016.
Before EFA, he was Managing Director and Country Corporate Officer for Citibank Luxembourg.
He completed the INSEAD International Directors Program and sat on the board of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN) from 2018-2021. He is certified as an independent director from the Luxembourg Directors Institute (ILA). In June 2022, he was elected to the Board of the Luxembourg Directors’ Institute (ILA.)
Thomas holds an MA in Economics and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and he spent a year studying abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
With his wife and three children, he founded a family olive oil business in 2010, which produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil on their farm in Provence. The oil won a Gold Medal at the 2022 French Agricultural Fair. For more information see: www.lestempliersdeprovence.com