So you want to be a Non-Executive Director?

There has never been a better time to become a Non-Executive Director. With a growing emphasis on Corporate Governance in boardrooms around the world there is a growing demand for skilled directors who are qualified to be effective board members in organisations of all sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Yet competition for NED roles is stiff with many more applicants than there are available positions – so how do you stand out from the crowd and get yourself on NED interview short-lists?

Fortunately, there are a number of courses you can attend which will give you the information you need to make successful NED applications. Varying in length from half a day to six months, with costs varying from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand and with venues across the country, there are plenty of courses to choose from.

10 things Non-Executive Directors can do to satisfy their legal responsibilities

Falling foul of the law can have serious consequences for Non-Executive Directors – here are 10 steps you can take to avoid it happening The 2006 UK Companies Act, which sets out the legal duties and responsibilities of Company Directors, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever written. Falling foul of the lawContinue reading “10 things Non-Executive Directors can do to satisfy their legal responsibilities”

Working with the board in the 21st century

In pursuit of these objectives, with the goal of creating and maintaining sustainable businesses, boards can make use of the guidance and support provided by Non-Executive Directors, Consultants, Coaches and Mentors.

If you have the skills to work with boards in these roles, then it is vital that you have a thorough understanding of the issues facing boards in the 21st Century which are shaping the way in which businesses of all shapes and sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors need to be run.

What skills do Non-Executive Directors need?

Use this check-list to see if you have the skills Non-Executive Directors need to be effective Regardless of any specialist expertise, Non-Executive Directors must be independent, have integrity and the respect of the other board members, be prepared and able to look at the business from a ‘big picture’ perspective, be well-informed and manage difficultContinue reading “What skills do Non-Executive Directors need?”

What makes a good NHS Non-Executive Director?

The Francis and Keogh reports highlight the need for good governance and effective Non-Executive Directors in the NHS First the Francis report and now the Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh have highlighted the crucial role played by Non-executive directors inContinue reading “What makes a good NHS Non-Executive Director?”

The Effective NHS Non-Executive Director – Oxford 16 July 2013

The effective NHS Non-Executive Director is an interactive one-day course specifically designed for aspiring, newly appointed and serving Non-Executive Directors of NHS Trusts and NHS provider organisations including Social Enterprises The course provides an essential grounding in corporate governance in the context of the NHS and wider healthcare provision during a period of great change. InContinue reading “The Effective NHS Non-Executive Director – Oxford 16 July 2013”