Executive Chair, Founders4Schools
Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Founders4Schools and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and an NxD of Zoopla and the London Stock Exchange Group. She also serves on the Advisory Board of LinkedIn.
Philanthropically, she supports the Prince’s Trust, the Crick Institute and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year’s Honours List 2013, is author of The Scale-up Report on UK economic growth and serves as an Ambassador for London.
Sherry will share her experience of building boards that support growing businesses, and talk about how a good mentor can be an asset to every entrepreneur. As your business grows, the requirements for board support and mentoring will change, and Sherry will travel this journey from start-up to scale-up businesses.