Most executives who want to become non-executive directors are unlikely to become one. Here is why:

Over the last 4 years, I’ve met with numerous aspiring non-executive directors. I came to this conclusion: it is probable you will never be a non-executive director. Assuming you show an interest in NEDonBoard or you contact me, here are the rough probabilities you can use as a guideline: your chance of becoming a non-executive

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Why NEDonBoard launched its board best practice series and why best practice documents and panel events benefit non-executive director and board members

NEDonBoard launched its board best practice series in 2017. Here are the 3 reasons behind our commitment to publish board best practice guides: Connection: NEDonBoard connects professionals around a best practice topic. Professionals include seasoned executives, non-executive directors, consultants and boardroom experts. They constitute our taskforce and contribute to the various brainstorming sessions that lead

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How to Best Engage in Your Role as a NED

Top 5 take-aways on how to best engage in your role as a NED – an interview with Michael Winslow During your due diligence / induction, impromptu visits into the business can help better understand it and what is going on. This means being proactive; when things are not purposely and perfectly setup, then you

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The Top Workplace Trends of 2018

Predictions by Ian Lloyd, Director at Vistage UK. Human interaction is back- the link between positive working relationships and increased collaboration and job satisfaction is nothing new. Look at Apple’s new facility and Google Cafés as examples of what’s possible when people stop emailing and start talking. While technology can make us more efficient we

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Insights from the Boardroom: NEDonBoard Conference 7 Main Take-Aways

On 20th March, NEDonBoard hosted its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In this article, we are sharing some of the insights given by our outstanding speakers and panellists:  Jeremy Small, Anna Marks, Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Elisabeth Stheeman, Jemima Coleman, Neil Sinclair, Abeed Janmohamed and Sharon Constancon. For those who attended the

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Diversity Matters in the Boardroom

Today, NEDonBoard is hosting its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In organising the conference, we made the choice to feature a Culture and Leadership panel to discuss once again the importance of achieving diversity in the boardroom. Diversity takes many forms and UK boards have room for improvement to achieve broader representation in the

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Our Response to the FRC Consultation and How Our View Might Differ From Other Contributors

On 5th December 2017, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published proposals for the latest revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code (Code). The Consultation period ended on 28th February and the FCR received over 250 responses from various parties. NEDonBoard sent its response on 27th February on behalf of its members and the community of

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NEDonBoard: “Happy International Women’s Day in the Boardroom”

We truly appreciate just how much more effective better-balanced boards are thanks to the many inspiring women we have worked with, including our outstanding advisors and our remarkable NEDonBoard community members. For example, FTSE 250 NED Anne-Marie Durbin, spoke with us during an interview addressing questions around boardroom culture, the positive and negative factors relating to engagement in

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NEDonBoard’s Response to the FRC Consultation on the Revised UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC has invited interested parties to respond to the Consultation by Wednesday 28th February.  NEDonBoard has coordinated a response on behalf of its members and community. NEDonBoard focused its response on Part 1 of the consultation related to the UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness Questions. We acknowledge that the FRC will publish on

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