Getting your first NED role and appropriately preparing – Expert Interview: Maria Harding

Understanding how others go about developing their non-executive career can help create a blueprint to follow, so we interviewed Maria Harding to find out more about her experience and advice. With a background in food & drink and professional services, Maria Harding moved into a portfolio career of NED roles after having her family in…

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Role, responsibility and what to review when joining a board – Expert Interview: Nick Beecroft

If you are interested to know more about the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors, as well as what to review prior to starting a new role, the following interview with Nick Beecroft will prove insightful. Nick holds three NED positions in financial institutions, one as Chairman, one as Senior Independent Director, and memberships of…

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Expert Interview: Jackie Ballard – What are boards looking for?

Jackie Ballard has had a long and varied career which has encompassed social work, further education lecturing, training, Local Authority leadership, a 4 year stint as the Member of Parliament for Taunton and, more recently, Chief Executive roles at the RSPCA, Action on Hearing Loss and Womankind Worldwide. She has been the Chief Exec at…

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