Non-Exec Directors – Know what you bring to a board

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’. 

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A Frank Non-Executive Director Interview with Internationally Experienced Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis is an internationally experienced chairman and non-executive director with an impressive resume which is available, alongside non-executive director related articles he has written, to view at his website www.franklewis.co.uk.  For anyone looking for very honest, clearly explained insight into non-executive director and chairman roles, from someone whose non-executive director portfolio career is approaching

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Expert Interview: Benjamin Chilcott

Benjamin Chilcott currently sits on three boards as a non-executive, so we asked him what expectations are placed upon him in his NED roles and how he balances his portfolio career. If you are interested to get a some personal insight into these aspects of a NED role, read on! He is: Non-Executive Chairman at

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Expert Interview: David Frost

Written in his own words, David Frost, CBE,  shares his personal journey to becoming, and being, a non-executive director. He sheds light on the challenges of balancing a portfolio career as well as his tips for a NED / Chairman role, in which he has much experience. David: The first point I would make is

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Expert Interview: Mike Sommers, MBE

We are delighted that Mike Sommers, MBE, was kind enough to share with us some of his board experience. Read on to find out more! Mike has held a multitude of executive and non-executive director roles. His non-executive career includes being on the board for the Department for Work and Pensions 2001-2010, The Ordnance Survey

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Expert Interview: Terry Irwin

As Terry Irwin proves in his Expert Interview, a good network goes a long way…. Terry has held non-executive director positions since 1992 when he was appointed to the board of Holt Lloyd, then a £50 m subsidiary of the Morgan Crucible Group. Since that time he has held several board positions including Chairman of the

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Can the NED be self-employed?

The primary function of a non-executive director (NED) is to provide an independent viewpoint to the company board of directors. Thus, can the NED be self-employed? This naturally leads to another question – what are the best careers, skills or aptitudes for a non-executive director? Can the NED be self-employed? Most corporate boards of directors

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