Who we are


NEDonBoard is the Professional Body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK.  NEDonBoard is a member-centric organisation. We inform and inspire the non-executive director and board member community and uphold the highest standards of professionalism, governance, and ethics. NEDonBoard enables effective boards.

Our mission

Our mission is to shape the non-executive and board landscape to improve how businesses and organisations, whether public or private, are run. We inspire and inform non-executive directors and board members and upholding the highest standards of professionalism, governance and ethics. NEDonBoard believes every board member is an agent of progress for the benefit of businesses’ and organisations’ stakeholders and the wider society.


NEDonBoard’s mission articulates around three pillars:


  • We connect businesses and organisations with the community of non-executive directors and board members through our online and offline events.
  • We provide meaningful networking opportunities through our monthly London events and our quarterly events in the regions.
  • We publish Board roles on offer. 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 roles.


  • We serve all non-executive directors, business leaders, businesses and organisations seeking knowledge, professional development and inspiration.
  • We provide support to non-executive directors and board members, enabling them to be effective in their role.
  • Through our courses and our best practice series, we advance knowledge among non-executive directors and board members. We improve standards of conduct and competence.


  • We set the standards for effective governance within the non-executive director  and board level community.
  • We empower businesses and organisations to appoint independent directors and promote diversity in the boardroom.
  • We are the Professional Body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK, and represent the voice of the NED community.
  • We provide guidance to protect independent directors in the exercise of their professional responsibility.

Our audience


We serve non-executive directors and board members by promoting the highest standards of professional excellence, ethics and education.

We support business leaders in how they contribute positively in the boardroom. We ensure that non-executive directors and board members excel in their roles. We provide a safe environment for the non-executive directors and board member community to engage and improve governance in the boardroom. We are the platform for non-executive directors and board members to connect and exchange ideas among peers.

We serve hundreds of public and private organisations, SMEs and charities in helping them to identify and connect with non-executive directors. We support companies who are looking for non-executive directors and board members or would like to engage with them through partnership or sponsorships.

The bigger picture

The board is the highest authority in every organisation. Setting the right tone at the top can impact the world positively. NEDonBoard strongly encourages every board to align its operations with at least one of 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.’

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