Aspiring NEDs – know your game plan!

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

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Creating a portfolio career: Part 1, by Marianne Macdonald

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

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For the legal NED: Interview with Ronald Drake

For companies looking to recruit NEDs with a legal background, Ronald Drake’s interview highlights some useful considerations and is likewise helpful to those looking for a non-exec role. Ronald Drake: My advice to Boards seeking to recruit a NED with a legal background is to ascertain whether candidates have corporate law awareness. Though legal training

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Routes to becoming a non-executive director

As part of our expert interview series, NEDonBoard has interviewed nearing 30 NEDs. Having asked the question ‘how did your first non-executive director role come about’ it is evident there are a number of tried and tested routes to becoming a non-exec. For some, having become known for a particular skill set, successfully completing a

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How to be visible for your next NED position

The key to your next NED role is to network with both experienced and aspiring non-exec and board members. Why is this relevant?  Often the first people who know of an upcoming NED role are the board members of that organisation. When they are looking for the next position to be filled, you should be on

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How To Become A Paid Non-Executive Director

On Tuesday 25th October, NEDonBoard hosted a guest speaker panel discussion on how to become a paid non-executive director. With insights from Jill Ader of executive search firm Egon Zehnder; Gillian Wilmot, Founder & CEO of Board Mentoring and an award winning NED; remuneration expert Nicki Demby of Deloitte; and experience Chairman Michael Chuter, there were

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Structure and requirement for an effective board of directors – Frank Lewis

For companies considering an IPO on the stock market, Frank Lewis presents the structure and requirement for an effective board of directors. Frank Lewis is a seasoned, internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a demonstrable track record of operational success in distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources across Europe, China, Africa and Middle East. Structure and requirement

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Expert Interview: Raphaëlle Vallet

As evidenced through our interview with Raphaëlle Vallet, boards can benefit from diversity, including the insights of the younger generation and those still green to being on a board. For those of you wondering if you are ready for board life, why not read on and follow in Raphaëlle’s footsteps? Raphaëlle graduated with a BA in Geography at

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