NEDonBoard is the professional body for non-executive directors in the UK. Our mission is simple: lead the independent director profession. We serve non-executive directors by promoting the highest standards of professional excellence, ethics and professional education for board members. We provide a professional network for NEDs, job board, news, professional development courses, events and insights to enhance our member’s non-executive director life. Our mission is not only to serve non-execs, but ultimately to improve how businesses and organisations operate in the UK. We believe every board member is an agent of progress and each organisation should find its own ways. NEDonBoard is The Professional Organisation for Non-Executive Directors.



To ensure businesses, public organisations and charities thrive. NEDonBoard supported thousands of business leaders to reach the next level in their NED career. It serves hundreds of businesses, public and private organisations, SMEs and charities to identify and connect with non-executives. This is how NEDonBoard contributes to the UK economy: by making it easy for NEDs to lead and inspire wisely Boards that need their experience and expertise. We believe networking, contribution and knowledge are the key determinants of long-term success as a non-executive director.


Who we are

We are The Professional Organisation for Non-Executive Directors. We serve non-execs and the companies that look for their expertise. We connect, brand, inform and prepare business leaders for success in their non-executive director portfolio career. NEDonBoard's mission is articulating around three pillars:

  • Connection: organise online and offline events, publish Board role offers, improve standard of conduct and competence;
  • Knowledge: serve all non-executive directors or business leaders seeking knowledge, professional development or inspiration. Advance knowledge among board members and non-executive directors;
  • Authority: set the standards for effective governance and represent the voice of non-executive directors in the UK. Provide guidance to protect yourself in the exercise of your professional responsibility.


How we do it

We succeed through online and offline networking and market intelligence. Since 2013, NEDonBoard has become the main non-executive directors' organisation. If you are an experienced Non-Exec, we can ensure that you have access to the best market intelligence – wherever and whenever you need it. If you are looking for your first role, we will make sure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest opportunities and we will help you to be first in line, and best prepared.


If you are a non-executive director or interested in a non-executive role, apply to NEDonBoard today. Simply upload your profile, get Board positions, register to our next event, connect with your peers and get instantly identified as a non-executive director by those looking for business leaders.

Insights from a NED Award Winner. Non-Executive Director training

NEDonBoard - Gillian Wilmot Guest Speaker - 25th October 2016

NED Insights From a NED Award WinnerGillian Wilmot is a NED Award Winner 2014 and shares her insights, especially interesting to hear her thoughts on unpaid / paid NED roles and the value of some unpaid roles.

Posted by NEDonBoard on Monday, May 15, 2017

Gillian Wilmot, NED Award Winner 2014, shares her insights, especially interesting to hear her thoughts on unpaid and paid NED roles and the value of some unpaid roles for building your portfolio career

Looking to become a non-exec: Advice from experienced financial services NED

Looking to become a NED? Advice from experienced financial ser...

Nick, an experienced non-executive director and CEO of HP Economics shared with NEDonBoard some of his top pieces of advice for non-executive directors, given his background in financial services. Dated April 2016, his interview is both interesting and succinct.

Posted by NEDonBoard on Monday, May 1, 2017

Nick Beecroft on Financial Non-Exec Career Advice: Nick, an experienced Non-Executive Director and CEO of HP Economics, shared with NEDonBoard advice for Non-Executive Directors in the financial services industry.

Advice from an experienced FTSE Non-exec

Neil Davidson, NED WM Morrison

Part of the Expert Interview series, Neil Davidson shares insights with NEDonBoard.

Posted by NEDonBoard on Monday, June 12, 2017

NEDonBoard Interview with Neil Davidson, FTSE 100 Non-Exec. Neil shares his advice on Non-Executive Director vs. executive director, Non-Executive Director pay and the evolution of the role.

Information on Women on Board trend, diversity and Board evolution

NEDonBoard - Denise Wilson OBE - Guest Speaker Interview - 16t...

The direction of Women on FTSE Boards: NEDonBoard Interview with Denise Wilson, OBEDenise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, spoke with NEDonBoard around the progress and future development of women on boards of FTSE companies. Insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. This interview took place at NEDonBoard's April 2016 panel event. For the latest NEDonBoard events visit: https://www.nedonboard.com/non-executive-director-event/

Posted by NEDonBoard on Monday, April 24, 2017

Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review. Denise spoke with NEDonBoard about the progress and future development of women on Boards. Insightful for both women Board members, as well as Boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the Boardroom.