In 2008 Elin set up the UK Professional Boards Forum with business partner Jane Scott hosting similar events in London. The Forum is supported by leading UK companies such as Vodafone, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pearson, Accenture and PwC. More than 50 FTSE100/250 chairmen including Sir Philip Hampton, Sir John Bond, Roger Carr, Sir Peter Bonfield, Alison Carnwath, Sir John Parker and Donald Brydon have met and worked with out-standing women board candidates. So far more than 50 Non-executive appoiontment have been made to UK PBF alumnae. The 2013 UK Forums will be on 15th May and 14th November, see www.boardsforum.co.uk for more information.
In 2012 Elin hosted the fist Dutch Professional Boards Forum in cooperation with Direction and with the support of Shell, Heineken, Accenture, PwC, SNS REAAL and Gasunie. Speakers were Hans Wiers, Chairman of Heineken and Deputy Chairman of Shell and Dick Benschop, CEO of Shell Netherlands.
The next Dutch Forum will be on 29 May 2013 when Alexander Rinnooy Kan and Adri Baan will be keynote speakers.The Forum continues to expand and Elin is currently in discussion with partners in Switzerland, Poland and Hong Kong.
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