What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs?

Having interviewed FTSE 100 Chairman, Alastair Lyons, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a NED to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities. What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs? A: I think the excellent NED is one who really

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Role, responsibility and what to review when joining a board – Expert Interview: Nick Beecroft

If you are interested to know more about the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors, as well as what to review prior to starting a new role, the following interview with Nick Beecroft will prove insightful. Nick holds three NED positions in financial institutions, one as Chairman, one as Senior Independent Director, and memberships of

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Expert Interview: Peaches Golding

Connecting with experienced non-executive directors is good practice to understanding the reality of becoming and being an effective non-executive director. Peaches Golding OBE is just such, being an experienced non-executive director in regulated and unregulated businesses operating in the media, healthcare, education, tourism and charitable sectors.  She became England’s first black High Sheriff (an appointment of

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Expert Interview: Michael Wilton-Cox

In this week’s interview, Michael Wilton-Cox provides some invaluable advice for being an effective Non-Executive Director and helps distinguish between roles for private, public and charitable boards. Michael is an experienced board director and has held executive, non-executive, chairman and business advisor roles for the last 26 years. He has private and public sector board

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How to find the right non-exec for your business

A Good NED Advances the Future of a Business Every board needs a good, level NED. Whilst non-executive directors are not in charge of day-to-day duties, they are vitally important to the corporation or charity’s future because their role is to create long-range plans and policies that will be embedded for years to come. A

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How to become a Non-Executive Director – An expert view

Recently, Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, offered some invaluable advice for candidates aspiring to become a non-executive director. Mr. Bleakley, non-executive director of the Insolvency Service and also a trustee of the Money Advice Trust, which operates the National Debtline and Business Debtline, said applying for the first non-executive

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What are the potential liabilities for a NED?

A non-executive director (NED) is typically an objective, independent, and unbiased individual who provides both a creative and unique contribution in the boardroom. NEDs are expected to concentrate on matters of the board and to stay clear of making any executive decisions. In doing so, they provide a keen insight as well as an independent

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