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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What Does The NED Community Often Ask Us?

As a membership organisation, and the professional body for non-executive directors and board members in the UK, NEDonBoard and our team often receive similar queries and comments. So, what does the NED community often ask us? If you’re looking to become a non-executive director, or are new to the role, the below might help –

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Thinking of a Portfolio Career for 2018?

On the horizon is a New Year, and new possibilities. For some, a non-executive director or portfolio career may be on your agenda for 2018. So, why should you consider a NED role?  It depends on why you are looking to engage in the role – here are some reasons.  Firstly, it enables you to

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Where do new non-executive directors often go wrong? NED Expert Interview with Annemarie Durbin

Having interviewed Annemarie Durbin , following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear considerations which best enable a Board to work effectively in harmony. From building relationships with the key stakeholders and management team to understanding culture dynamics in order to make a positive impact in any organisation. Following on from last week’s first part,

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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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