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How to Secure your next Non-Executive Role and Build an Efficient Board

January 25 @ 12:00 am

Join us for an insightful, expert led evening, tailored to those of you who are:



  • Aspiring NEDs looking to better understand what boards are looking for, how to raise your profile to be recruited for a NED role and what onboarding looks like when you join a board;





  • Experienced NEDs looking for your next role and want to better understand the variance in boards;





  • CEOs and board members looking to better understand the process of recruiting for NEDs




Guest experts in their field, Dr Sabine Dembkowski  (Founder and Managing Partner of Better Boards), Michelle Dunne (Director at Taggart Search) and  Patrick Dunne (Chair of D30, EY Foundation, and Founder of Warwick in Africa), will address the following during a panel discussion, after which guests will have the opportunity put forward individual Q&As:



  • When structuring a board, what considerations are there, especially in reference to non-executive directors?



  • How does this vary between startups, SMEs and large complex organisations?





  • What does the recruitment process for recruiting a non-executive director usually look like?





  • How do executive / non-executive recruitment agencies come in?





  • What onboarding should new non-executive directors expect when joining a board?





  • What can aspiring NEDs do to raise their profile and increase their suitability to be recruited for NED positions?





Panel Speakers:



  • Dr. Sabine Dembowsk – An international board advisor. She established Better Boards, an independent consultancy focused on developing executive and governing boards. Sabine has distinctive know-how in working for and with leading investors / Private Equity firms and views board development as the next lever for value creation.


  • Michelle Dunne – Executive Search Consultant at Taggart Search, with 15 years’ experience in placing senior positions, specialising in Executive Search, Board and C Suite Appointments. Michelle also has a MSc in Gender and Development from LSE.


  • Patrick Dunne – Experienced Non-Executive Director and Chairman. He is currently Chairman of smart materials business D3O, board consultancy Boardelta, the charity The EY Foundation and of the Chartered Management Institute’s Board of Companions. Patrick is also member of the advisory boards of The Entrepreneurs Fund, a € 200m venture fund, Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the FT NED club.








Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?


[email protected] is the easiest way as we love to keep a record. Liv Noble is our event manager, [email protected].


How do I become a NEDonBoard member?


You need to apply on our website. We reviewed each profile individually, the process can take up to 24h.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Yes, as long as you update the details before the event. There is a security check at the entrance of the building. We need all names before the event.


Can I update my registration information?


Yes, just send us an email: [email protected]


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Yes or your ID.


How many attendees?


Our events are designed for 60 to 100 members.


What will be the format of the evening?


Three parts. A panel discussion will adress the questions presented above followed by an interactive session. Network opportunities to conclude…always served with a glass of wine.


January 25
12:00 am