Aspiring NEDs – know your game plan!

Having a NED plan for your first role is an excellent way to launch and achieve success in your NED career.  It should also ensure that you set yourself up well for future NED roles that you may also like to take on. The process can take time, involve much thought, planning, and of course

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Boardroom Diversity

A recent article by The Guardian, highlighted a panel discussion around recent developments in board diversity.  Of note it focused on conversation around the the movement away from what may have previously been considered the ‘typical NED’, and increase in female NED representation and those from an ethnic minority background. However, more than this, boards are

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Insights: Mixing Business With Enjoyment in a NED Role

An interview with trustee Stuart Lund, around how he combines his interests in his NED portfolio. Born and educated in Australia, Stuart Lund is a Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed an international career with KPMG, Shell and Anglo American. He is currently Chair of Trustees for Tideway Sailability and Board Chairman at London Corinthian Services Ltd,

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Boardroom Dynamics – Chairman Insights, Patrick Dunne

The boardroom dynamic is a crucial factor to a well-functioning board. Following a NEDonBoard interview with renowned Chairman, Patrick Dunne, this article is a succinct highlight of some important contributors, from the perspective of the Chairman. What are the key ingredients for an effective board? Clarity of purpose The right people working together in the right

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Perspective of an International Chairman: Chris Disspain

This month NEDonBoard is focusing on the interaction of the Chair with Non-Executive Directors.  As such we interviewed Chris Disspain to gain insight from his perspective as an internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Exec. He is Chairman of WGP Global, a UK and international corporate advisory company, and a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned

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Creating a portfolio career: Part 2, by Marianne Macdonald

Jan 2017 This article is written by Marianne Macdonald, a NEDonBoard NED Ambassador, expert in non-executive director placement, and as Founder of Non-Executive Directorships Consulting, she is now focused on helping senior individuals from all sectors and backgrounds gain a NED role or create or jumpstart a portfolio career.   Continued from Part 1….. How

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Creating a portfolio career: Part 1, by Marianne Macdonald

Jan 2017 This article is written by Marianne Macdonald, a NEDonBoard NED Ambassador, expert in non-executive director placement, and, as Founder of Non-Executive Directorships Consulting, she is now focused on helping senior individuals from all sectors and backgrounds gain a NED role or create or jumpstart a portfolio career.   What are the two key factors

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For the legal NED: Interview with Ronald Drake

For companies looking to recruit NEDs with a legal background, Ronald Drake’s interview highlights some useful considerations and is likewise helpful to those looking for a non-exec role. Ronald Drake: My advice to Boards seeking to recruit a NED with a legal background is to ascertain whether candidates have corporate law awareness. Though legal training

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Entrepreneurial words of advice: Egan O’Callaghan

Egan O’Callaghan is a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair, and an expert in advising on and delivering cross-functional business turnaround and growth strategies for global SMEs and mid-sized organisations to drive profitability. NEDonBoard interviewed Egan to hear his entrepreneurial words of advice. His insights and bio can be read further below. 1) How have you

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