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18.08.2020 : Uncover NED opportunities with the Department for Education

August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A virtual and interactive discussion organised by NEDonBoard and the Department for Education.

A virtual and interactive discussion organised by NEDonBoard and the Department for Education.

This event is aimed at non-executive directors (aspiring and experienced) who have an interest in becoming public appointees. The event will consist in presentations from the speakers (Delroy Beverley and Dame Christine Ryan), followed by a Q&A session.


This event is open to NEDonBoard members (complimentary with their membership) and non-members (a £40 + VAT fee applies). Participants are requested to send their questions in advance of the event.


Delroy Beverley, who is Managing Director at York NHS, has a wide range of qualifications and business distinctions. An alumnus of both Oxford and Cambridge Business Schools, he is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a former Institute of Directors Director of the Year for Yorkshire and Humberside. He was named in 2018, one of the UK’s pre-eminent black business leaders. Delroy has also delivered keynote addresses at major conferences and has published articles on topics that include skills shortages within the construction industry, and remains an in demand business speaker at Schools and Universities throughout the UK.

Delroy Beverley’s current public sector board roles include Ofqual and the British Library.

Dame Christine Ryan’s public sector board appointments include Member of the Board of Ofqual, as well as her recent appointment as Chair of Ofsted. She is also a Chair of Trustees at TalentEd and Founding Partner of Ryan & Grunsell.

Dame Christine Ryan’s previous background includes Chief Inspector / CEO of the Independent Schools Inspectorate and ISI Consultancy Ltd.

Additional information:

Every year, the Government makes over a thousand public appointments to the boards of public bodies, which collectively spend over £200bn a year. Varying from arts councils to the National Health Service, these boards impact upon the lives of people living across the UK.

Public appointees provide leadership and guidance. Responsibilities include:

  • setting the organisation’s strategy, agreeing business plans and recruiting key staff;
  • holding senior staff to account on how the body is managed, business plans are delivered, and budgets are spent;
  • representing the work and views of the body to ministers, parliamentarians, stakeholders and the wider public.

Appointments vary in time commitment and remuneration, and are normally held for a period of three to five years.

Departmental Non-Executive Board Members (NEBMs) provide independent advice which informs the central department’s decision making process. NEBMs are also appointed by ministers through an open recruitment process.

Becoming a NEBM or public appointee provides an opportunity to play a real part in shaping our society and the decisions that affect our lives.

As a public appointee you will also have a unique opportunity to develop new skills, widen your network and gain valuable board experience to help and progress your career.

The Department for Education is focused on equality of opportunity and particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities, LGBT candidates and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Both UK nationals and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

Registered attendees will be sent further information about the public appointment recruitment process as well as joining instructions a few days prior to the event.

This workshop is intended for NEDonBoard members and non-members (a fee applies )

The event will be interactive.

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