NEDonBoard is the platform for non-executive directors and board members to connect, network and exchange ideas among peers, as well as to meet businesses which can benefit from their NED experience and expertise.

Interested to better understand the NED journey and how NEDonBoard can support your NED career? NEDonBoard interviewed Ruth Rawling, a NEDonBoard member, about her NED journey.

Why Sir James Wates,

Chairman of the government appointed coalition group which produced The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies,

is a NEDonBoard member, and the importance of corporate governance evolution in large private companies.

What do board members like and find useful about engaging at NEDonBoard events?

Read more testimonials from the NEDonBoard community

“A very useful day. Professional and well run. I attended NEDonBoard’s ‘Become a Non-Executive Director’ course in February 2017. The content was well focussed, with good advice on role search, Board conduct and legal frameworks. I would highly recommend the day for those new to the NED environment, or as a refresher.”

Malcom Ward, Experienced Non-Executive Director in the Environmental sector, NEDonBoard member

“I have been very impressed by the quality of events organised. Thanks to these regular events and presentations made by NEDonBoard, I had the opportunity to develop my network, with people from various sectors, meet with high level profiles and understand better NED roles. Trainings are also fantastic and very useful. I would definitely recommend NEDonBoard to anyone who is pursuing a NED role”.

Laurence Carbillet, Project Director at HM Treasury, NEDonBoard member

“I would like to thank JP and his team for the useful process and platform which we used to recruit two new non-execs for our Board. We received numerous high calibre applications directly through the platform, among which 1/3 where selected for interviews and are pleased to welcome one of them as a new NED to our Board. We would like to thank NEDonBoard for helping us get the message out. Separately we also attended one of the London events which were excellent learnings and networking opportunities – we highly recommend these for anyone looking to connect with suitable non-exec professionals.”

Bertrand Beghin, co-founder and Board Member, Number for Goods

“My company works with NEDonBoard as partners, offering content, resources and services related to personal branding, CVs and LinkedIn. We have attended and sponsored a number of events which are always well run and high quality. They are nice people and really focus on their members, striving to be extremely professional in everything they do (…) world-class service and has led to a mutually beneficial partnership”.

Matt Craven, The CV & Interview Advisors

“Thank you all for being excellent panellists today. We covered a great deal of territory and provided some practical pointers for moving the dial on Board diversity. It was also a rare pleasure to be chairing an all-female panel on this or any other topic!”.

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Founder of Fidelio Partners and experienced non-executive director, panellist at the NEDonBoard 2018 Conference

“I learn more about being an effective NED and legal responsibilities: all was very useful and to the point”.

Dean James CBE, CEO at Future Care Capital

“It was a great network meeting outstanding and unconditional people”.

Dario Ferraro, Non-Executive director, NEDonBoard member

“We received an excellent candidate for our Chair vacancy via your website, who we have met informally. He will start next month (…) Thank you very much.”

Gilles Holmes, Managing Director YMCTA

“I very much enjoyed it as the conversation continued. We seemed to have something for those on audit committees and some not. Well done to Mary as our chair of course!”

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

“The responses we have had for this role are strong. It was quite difficult to recruit […] I found the service I received to be very prompt and professional and of very good standard and I’m sure that we will be coming back to NEDonBoard to recruit in future.”

Alice M., Head of HR THET

“The opportunity to understand more about the best way to present your CV, develop more targeted approaches to securing NED roles and once in role the way to be most effective in working within and collectively acting as a Board.”

M. Heaton, change leader and NEDonBoard member

“The advert for Non-Exec on NEDonBoard has proven very useful as we have had more response than over a 12 month period when advertising on others websites. We have now recruited 1 high caliber person to our Board and have 2 others to interview. We are very pleased with the service and would recommend it.”

Sarah Bird, CEO at Timebanking

“The Conference was very enjoyable, with some interesting delegates to talk to. I particularly enjoyed the panel session on diversity – by far the best session with an extremely talented panel and great Chair”.

Allan Blake, experienced non-executive director and NEDonBoard member

“We were looking for someone with finance experience to support our fast growing organisation and we not only found a range of excellent candidates through NEDonBoard but the process was also very easy. Thank you for your support”.

Sarah Galvin, Director Phase Worldwide

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Friday and found it to be of immense value”.

John Geddes, Professor and Head of Department, NEDonBoard member