Who we are


NEDonBoard is the Professional Body for non-executive directors and board members. NEDonBoard is a membership organisation.

NEDonBoard is the Institute of Board Members.

NEDonBoard is the authoritative platform made by board members for board members.

Our mission

The NEDonBoard mission is to accelerate sustainability and development.

NEDonBoard does this by sharing wisdom and insights across generations of board decision-makers.
NEDonBoard supports board members responsible for the strategic direction of businesses. NEDonBoard promotes modern and contemporary business governance practices.
The Institute maintains the oversight of the knowledge, skills, conduct, practice of non-executive directors and board members. The Institute is a not-for-profit organisation.


NEDonBoard’s mission articulates around three pillars:


  • We connect businesses and organisations with the community of non-executive directors and board members through our events, jobs board and direct introductions.
  • We provide meaningful business and networking opportunities through our weekly on and offline events.
  • We publish and advertise on average of 20 board roles a week. Our jobs board is updated on an on-going basis so that our members receive the most recent and diversified offering of non-executive director and trustee opportunities.
  • We connect NEDonBoard members with start-up, scale-up businesses and organisations looking to appoint non-executives or advisory board members.


  • We serve all non-executive directors, business leaders, businesses and organisations seeking professional development and contemporary business governances practices.
  • We provide dedicated training courses for business professionals looking to embark on a non-executive career. We offer a clear path to secure your first appointment as a board director, trustee, non-executive or board advisor.
  • As the awarding professional body for non-executive directors and board members, the Institute of Board Members offers an internationally recognised qualification for board members.
  • We provide continuous professional development opportunities for organisations of all sizes and across sectors: their members discharge their duty effectively and position their organisation for long-term success. We ensure they stay current in boardroom topics and being effective in their role.


  • We set the standards for effective governance within the non-executive director and board level community.
  • We guide and protect independent directors in the exercise of their professional responsibility.
  • We empower businesses and organisations to appoint independent directors and promote diversity in the boardroom.
  • We engage with policymakers and take part in public consultations on behalf of non-executive directors and board members
  • We lead the professionals working at the board level by promoting the highest ethics and professional excellence standards.

Our audience

We serve executive professionals during their careers at the board level.

We serve individual aspiring and transitioning non-executive directors:

  • Speed up their boardroom journey from a few years to a few weeks
  • Source and secure NED roles
  • Expand their network of professionals operating at the board level
  • Be effective and impactful in the boardroom
  • Contribute your skills and experiences to the community

We serve experienced non-executive directors and their boards of directors who are looking to

  • Benchmark board practices with boardroom experts, experienced non-executive directors, chairs, SIDs and executive directors
  • Demonstrate how they discharge your duty under section 172
  • Be up to date on contemporary boardroom topics from independent non-executive directors and subject matter experts
  • Meet their board-level peers in a safe and enjoyable environment
  • Protect themselves in the exercise of your director role
  • Expand your NED portfolio

Finally, we serve organisations and businesses looking to appoint non-executive directors to their boards in a cost-effective way.

The bigger picture

Board members are responsible for the strategic direction of businesses. NEDonBoard encourages every board to embrace the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

‘In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.’

The NEDonBoard mission to accelerate sustainability and development is aligned with UN SDGs goals.

These are the challenges we need to tackle for ourselves and the generations to come.