For The Aspiring Non-Exec: Commonly Asked Questions

As a membership organisation which hosts and participates in a multitude of non-executive director dedicated interviews, meetings and events each month, our team at NEDonBoard has excellent insight into the many pertinent questions on the minds’ of experienced and aspiring non-executive directors. From aspiring non-executive directors, common questions include: What does the role entail? How

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Non-Exec Directors – Know what you bring to a board

In looking for non-executive director roles, it’s important to know what value you bring to a board, and what particular experience and expertise a particular board is looking to cover. It’s a common theme, when engaging with those who are looking for a non-executive role, to be hold ‘I’ve got lots to offer a board’. 

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Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of

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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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Routes to becoming a non-executive director

As part of our expert interview series, NEDonBoard has interviewed nearing 30 NEDs. Having asked the question ‘how did your first non-executive director role come about’ it is evident there are a number of tried and tested routes to becoming a non-exec. For some, having become known for a particular skill set, successfully completing a

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Top NED tips from NED & entrepreneur, Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke is a portfolio NED and entrepreneur.  We asked him what his top three pieces of advice are to being a successful non-executive director….. How did your first non-executive role come about? After successfully managing an exit from my own company – I thought I knew a thing or two and wanted to pass on

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How did you become a NED: Interview with Lucy Armstrong

There’s no one-way to become a non-executive director, so asking experienced non-executive directors ‘how did you become a NED?’ can provide a blueprint for your journey to being a non-executive director. As such, NEDonBoard interviewed Lucy Armstrong. Amongst other things Lucy is chair of an angel investment network and non-executive director of a national qualification business.  She was chair of the

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