What are the key differences between an executive and a non-executive directors?

In this blog post, we explore the differences between the roles of executive and non-executive directors. An executive director is a member of the board of a firm (or a non-profit organisation) who also has management responsibilities. A non-executive director (NED) is a board member without responsibilities for daily management or operations of the company or…

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5 intrinsic capabilities and 10 questions to Become a Non Executive Director

“Spencer Stuart, the search firm, has identified five “intrinsic capabilities” required of a non-executive director in an effort to widen the pool of potential candidates, writes Peter Whitehead. They are: intellectual approach, independent-mindedness, integrity, interpersonal sills, and inclination to engage. The firm tests for these attributes using interviews. In its Point of View report for 2013,…

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