How to become a non-executive director – An expert view with Tracey Bleakley

Expert interview with Tracey Bleakley   Note: the article originally written in 2015 was edited by the NEDonBoard team in October 2021   Tracey Bleakley joined Hospice UK in January 2016 as CEO. Before then was CEO of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. Her previous roles include Chief Executive of the Personal Education Group…

Finding the right training course(s) or programme(s) for non-executive directors

How do I find the right training courses as a non-executive director?   There are a myriad of training courses dedicated to non-executive directors. To select the right course for you, consider: learning objectives: What are you trying to achieve? delivery: How do you want the learnings to be delivered: self-paced, online interactive, in-person, a…

What is the best Governance Framework – and why?

The manner in which a corporate board of directors is governed is directly connected with the industry in which the business operates. However, with that recognised, there are governance framework considerations that transcend both industries and individual corporations. There is a board governance framework that is generally appropriate to virtually any type of corporate enterprise operating…

What does a firm want from their NEDs?

What is expected of non-executive directors?   A non-executive director (NED) plays an important part in many organisations. Because non-executive directors aren’t actually employees of a company, they have a unique role that’s slightly different than a traditional executive who is part of the management team.  Whether you’re thinking about becoming a non-executive director or…