Contributors, experts, panellists and chairs

NEDonBoard’s emiment speakers, Board Best Practice chairs and panellists over the years

Board Search Firms

Chris Seabourne, AIMS International

David Rason, Veredus Executive Search

Emily O’Shea, The Zygos Partnership

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Fidelio Partners

Jill Ader, Egon Zehnder

Michelle Dunne, Taggart Search

Mike Clancy, Walgrove Executive Search

Chris Diogenous, WhiteRock Partners

Patricia Keating, Tech Manchester

Peter Reichwald, Harvey Nash

Susanne Thorning-Lund, Odgers Berndtson

Experienced Chairs

Alastair Lyons, CBE, portfolio incl. Chairman of Admiral Group; Deputy Chairman of Bovis Homes

Gillian Wilmot, award winning NED & Chairman of Sports Coach

Iain Cornish, Chair of St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Sir James Wates, Chair of The Wates Group and The Wates Corporate Governance Principles

Joe Hall, Experienced Chair, NEDonBoard Member

Kathie Child-Villiers, Chair of the Audit Committee of Utilitywise

Mary Campbell, OBE, international corporate finance strategist & chair

Olivier Garrigue, portfolio incl. Chairman of XEIAD

Patrick Dunne, portfolio incl. Chairman of D3O

Paul Boyle, OBE, portfolio incl. Chair of Public Concern at Work

Sarah McKenna, Chair MBSLeaders

Sharon Constancon, Chair at SACC

Sir Win Bischoff, portfolio incl. Chairman of FRC

Dr Yvonne Thompson, CBE, portfolio incl. Chair of The Radio Academy

Vanda Murray, OBE, FTSE 250 Chair

Vijay Thakrar, portfolio listed NED and Chair

Experienced NEDs

Annemarie Durbin, FTSE portfolio incl. Santander UK plc; and WH Smith plc

Bryan Foss, portfolio incl. the FRC

Charlotte Morgan, portfolio audit committee roles

Elisabeth Stheeman, portfolio financial services NED

Francesca Ecsery, portfolio incl. Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Joanna Baldwin, portfolio incl. HM Revenue & Customs

Jos Creese, portfolio digital NED

Mary Reilly, portfolio incl. Travelzoo

Daryn Edgar, NED and VP, Angel Investor

Michael Bartholomeusz, NED including Flood Re, AIG UK, Prudential UK

Pauline Egan, Pinsent Masons Intl, Morley College

Ruth Cairnie, FTSE portfolio incl. Associated British Foods

Sally Penni, Barrister and portfolio NED

Mike Perls, CEO, MC2 and Portfolio NED

Kathie Child-Villiers, International NED

Steve Baldwin, international portfolio incl. Elegant Hotels

Sundeep Bhandari, iNED and risk expert

Mary Hardy, Audit Committee Chair of Sensyne Health plc, Oil and Gas Authority and Royal Navy

Bob Beveridge, portfolio AIM listed SID

Denise Jagger, porftolio NED, SID and Chair

Jane Anscombe, FTSE NED

Sally Bridgeland, portfolio NED

Dr. Shefaly Yogendra, FTSE 250 and SME NED

Board Experts

David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance at the FRC

Denise Wilson, OBE, NED & CEO of the Hampton-Alexander Review

Helen Pitcher, OBE, portfolio incl. Chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence

Jeremy Small, Company Secretary at AXA Plc

Matt Craven, MD at The CV & Interview Advisors

Mark Cardale, author of the Practical Guide to Corporate Governance

Rod Cullen, Vistage UK Chair

Darshita Gillies, NEDonBoard advisory member

Dr. Sabine Dembkowski, Partner at Better Boards

Annemarie-Durbin, Expert Chair, board member and executive coach

Hans Christian-Iverson, Chairman & NED

Lorraine Clinton, Portfolio NED and Chair

Paul Mullins OBE, Chair at Unilink Group

Sharon Constancon, CEO at Genius Methods

Giles Boothman, Ashurst LLP

Kate Holton, Thomson Reuters

Lucinda Case, Thomson Reuters

Laura Cooke, Partner, Clyde & Co

Francis Kean, Director, Willis Towers Watson

Jonathan Hayward, Co-founder of Independent Audit Limited

Clare Chalmers, NED and board review expert

Ben Ward, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Jane Williams, people and remuneration NED

Michael Hatchard, previous partner at Skadden LLP

Helen Pitcher OBE

Bryan Foss

Alastair Lyons

Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

Annemarie Durbin

Sir Win Bischoff


NEDonBoard is positively received by board experts and practitioners who attend our events, October 2016

NEDonBoard is the platform for non-executive directors and board members to connect, network and exchange ideas among peers

“I am happy with the individual interview content. (…) I would be happy to contribute to future panel discussions and other interview content.”

Annemarie Durbin, FTSE 250 NED, September 2017.

“I very much enjoyed it as the conversation continued. We seemed to have something for those on audit committees and some not!”

Bryan Foss, experienced non-executive director; Board Best Practice, Audit Committee, November 2017

“Many thanks – it has been a pleasure, excellently chaired, as always. We could have easily gone on for hours…!”

Elisabeth Stheeman, external member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee; experienced non-executive director, NEDonBoard Conference, March 2018

“Enjoyed being involved thank you – a real win!”

Steve Baldwin, portfolio NED; Board Best Practice, Audit Committee, November 2017.