The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose

The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose: best practices and lessons learned   In September 2022, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted a hybrid session. We explored some board level perspectives, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned around purpose and strategy. We also covered the journey of framing, implementing, and monitoring purpose. Sarah Bell,…

Expert interview: the non-executive role on subsidiary boards

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Giles Ward to discuss his transition to non-executive directorship and his NED role serving on the boards of several subsidiaries of Chubb, a global provider of insurance products.   Giles Ward: biography Giles Ward is a non-executive director for several companies within the Chubb group (the…

Public appointments: secure your next non-executive role

Public sector NED roles

  In July 2021, NEDonBoard welcomed Dame Christine Ryan DBE and Delroy Beverley for a Q&A session packed with insights and inspiration. The recording is a must-watch for any professional with a public sector appointment or looking to become a public appointee. Both Delroy and Christine provide great recommendations for non-executive directors looking to grow…

How to become an effective non-executive director

How to become an effective non-executive director

How to become an effective non-executive director In this note, Elise Perraud, Chief Operations Officer of NEDonBoard, explains how to become an effective non-executive director (NED). The note answers frequently asked questions about the role and importance of NEDs, the compensation that NEDs receive and outlines the benefits of starting your journey to non-executive directorship…

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5 top tips for persuasive and successful applications

Recommendations to write persuasive and successful NED and board applications In this blog, Nicolina Andall, senior solicitor, trustee, NED and public appointee, shares a few tips for writing persuasive personal statements. She sets out here 5 key tips to make your personal statements and application forms really stand out from the crowd.   Solid due…

NEDonBoard event

Securing a public appointment

As part of the NEDonBoard Diversity & Inclusion series for board members, NEDonBoard hosted a virtual event in partnership with the Department for Education to: promote public appointments with the NEDonBoard community of board professionals and non-executive directors; highlight diversity initiatives in place to increase the representation of under-represented professionals on the board of public…

6 ways NEDs can address Culture, Diversity & Inclusion right now in their workforce and in the boardroom

  Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play to help organisations build more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. NEDs, Chairs and Nominations Committees have a role to play to increase the representation of under-represented groups in the boardroom, including professionals from BAME backgrounds. In this blog,…

Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in managing crisis

  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the role of non-executives came under huge scrutiny. Boards were described as “part of the problem” and non-execs as “poorly trained” and “incapable or unwilling to challenge management”. Things changed. Present non-execs can testify that there’s no shortage of training, particularly as governance standards constantly tighten,…