Most executives who want to become non-executive directors are unlikely to become one. Here is why:

Over the last 4 years, I’ve met with numerous aspiring non-executive directors. I came to this conclusion: it is probable you will never be a non-executive director. Assuming you show an interest in NEDonBoard or you contact me, here are the rough probabilities you can use as a guideline: your chance of becoming a non-executive…

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Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back…

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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK…

The Direction of Women on FTSE Boards – A step in the right direction, Part I

Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel event, Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, highlighted the progress made, and future development of, women on boards of FTSE companies.  The interview is insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. How has the Davies…

Entrepreneurial words of advice: Egan O’Callaghan

Egan O’Callaghan is a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair, and an expert in advising on and delivering cross-functional business turnaround and growth strategies for global SMEs and mid-sized organisations to drive profitability. NEDonBoard interviewed Egan to hear his entrepreneurial words of advice. His insights and bio can be read further below. 1) How have you…

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…