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 –
From the boards of small businesses and charities through to public organisations and listed companies, non-executive directors can add a wealth of experience, governance and independent perspective to enable the management to focus on the best direction of the business for the benefit of the organisation’s stakeholders. As portfolio non-executive director and chairman Frank Lewis
Some key points to help you raise your visibility and promote your personal brand. By Matt Craven, Founder of The CV & Interview Advisors The Non-Executive Director market is highly competitive and due to the importance of selecting the right NED, organisations rightly perform extensive due diligence on prospective candidates before making a hiring decision.
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
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’.
The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards – an interview with Pyarali Jamal, NED of the Big Issue Invest Given Pyarali’s non-executive and senior management experience (with his first taste of being on a board dating back to his role as President of a university students’ association; followed by a career in banking and
Last week saw the importance of good corporate governance within UK companies feature as a topic in columns of City A.M. and The Times; as well as The Independent highlighting the value of employee representation on boards. As City A.M. phrased it, ‘fixing the corporate governance problem is a national necessity’, and The Times’ article, written by Commissioners of the IPPR
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
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
Jan 2017 This article is written by Marianne Macdonald, a NEDonBoard NED Ambassador, expert in non-executive director placement, and, as Founder of Non-Executive Directorships Consulting, she is now focused on helping senior individuals from all sectors and backgrounds gain a NED role or create or jumpstart a portfolio career. What are the two key factors