Non Executive director

NEDonBoard match-making events – Some recommendations from NEDonBoard

Mid-2018, NEDonBoard started running match-making events. Our objective was to further support our members in connecting them with their local business community and securing roles, as non-executive directors and/or advisory board members. Our two pilot events in Edinburgh proved successful. NEDonBoard partnered with the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator and received strong engagement from both entrepreneurs and…

Non executive directors

How to select the right Non-Executive Director by Mark Walmsley

Public and Private companies, both large and small are relying increasingly on Non-Executive Directors to maximise board effectiveness. Their independence and judgment is not compromised by company politics, rivalry or any career progression aspirations. For large listed companies, the UK corporate governance code recommends that half the directors are non-executive. For smaller companies a minimum…


Corporate Governance in Large Private Companies

NEDonBoard had the pleasure to welcome James Wates CBE (more recently knighted, Sir James Wates), chair of The Wates Group and chair of the coalition group for the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies for an event promoting the Wates Principles. A recording of the event as well as an interview with Sir James Wates are available to NEDonBoard members below.

Wates Corporate Governance

An interview with experienced board evaluator and non-executive director Clare Chalmers “Board papers and beyond”

Clare Chalmers chaired the discussion organised by NEDonBoard on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies in May 2019. The event featured Sir James Wates as the keynote speaker, was hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and introduced by Ben Ward, Herbert Smith Freehills partner. In an interview recorded prior to the conversation with…


Why and how NEDonBoard members should highlight their NEDonBoard membership on their CVs and LinkedIn Profile

In this blog post, we highlight why and how the NEDonBoard membership can make a difference in the NED selection process, from being shortlisted to interviews to securing a role. Becoming a NEDonBoard member is part of your journey to achieve your NED aspirations and career objectives. We remind our community of NEDs and board…

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NEDonBoard expert interview: Balancing commercial and charity roles by Denise Jagger, experienced NED and trustee

NEDonBoard is pleased to bring you some expert recommendations from experienced NED and trustee Denise Jagger. Denise Jagger is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland LLP and a portfolio NED. She is currently a NED and SID at Yorkshire 2019, the chair of St Giles Trust, a NED and the chair of the Remuneration, Nominations and…