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Jupiter Fund Management appoints David Cruickshank to its Board as Independent Director

By Debbie Wright May 7, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie - Talent4Boards – UK, London –  Jupiter Fund Management plc (LON: JUP) today announced the appointment of David Cruickshank to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2021. “We are delighted that David will be joining the Board and look forward to ...
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JD Sports Fashion welcomes Andy Long to its Board as Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright May 7, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie - Talent4Boards – UK, Bury –  JD Sports Fashion Plc (LON: JD), the leading retailer of sports, fashion, and outdoor brands, today announced the appointment of Andy Long to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 6 May 2021, replacing Andy Rubin who has stepped ...
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Cazoo announces the forthcoming appointment of Luciana Berger to its Board of Directors

By Debbie Wright May 4, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie - Talent4Boards – UK, London –  Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online, today announced that Luciana Berger will be joining its Board as a Non-Executive Director, following completion of ...
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boohoo group welcomes Tim Morris to its Board as Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright May 5, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie - Talent4Boards – UK, Manchester –  boohoo Group plc (LON: BOO), a leading online fashion retailer, today announced the appointment of Tim Morris to its Board as Non-Executive Director, with effect from today. Tim will become a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration, and Risk Committees on ...
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Admiral Group appoints Evelyn Bourke to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright April 30, 2021 by Talent4Boards Feed Up – UK, Cardiff –  Admiral Group PLC (LON: ADM) today announced the appointment of Evelyn Bourke to its Board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 30 April 2021. “I am delighted to welcome Evelyn to the Admiral Board. She brings valuable experience and will ...
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The latest Non-Executive Director Vacancies

CIMSPA – Trustee

By Debbie Wright Trustee - CIMSPA Business / Organisation Name: CIMSPA Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit Business / Organisation Website: https://www.cimspa.co.uk/ Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit Role Title: Trustee Remuneration: Expenses only Role Description An exciting opportunity has arisen for an independent membership committee member. We are looking ...
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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust We are seeking a Non-Executive Director with senior level commercial experience for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust The opportunity There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to join the Board team, chair the Finance ...
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Royale Union Saint-Gilloise – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Royale Union Saint-Gilloise Business / Organisation Name: Royale Union Saint-Gilloise Business / Organisation Sector: Private Business / Organisation Type: Private Company Role Title: Non-Executive Director Remuneration: Expenses only Role Description Royale Union Saint-Gilloise is a Belgian professional football club in full expansion with a ...
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North Tees and Hartlepool and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts – Joint Chair

By Debbie Wright Joint Chair - North Tees and Hartlepool and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts North Tees and Hartlepool and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts are looking to appoint a Joint Chair to help lead our two Trusts together in the next steps of our journey to ...
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Wiltshire Cricket Limited – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Wiltshire Cricket Limited Company Name: Wiltshire Cricket Limited Company Location: Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Posted Date: 04/04/2021 Closing Date: 23/05/2021 Employment Type: Volunteer Wiltshire Cricket Limited are looking to recruit up to four new Non-Executive Directors who will drive the development of the recreational game ...
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Advisory Council on National Records and Archives – 4 Members

By Debbie Wright 4 Members - Advisory Council on National Records and Archives Body: Advisory Council on National Records and Archives Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sector: Culture, Media & Sport Location: Meetings were normally held in Kew and (occasionally) Central London but are currently being ...
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Tullis Russell – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Tullis Russell Tullis Russell is an independent, private, employee-owned specialist coating manufacturing group. It operates three manufacturing plants in Bollington (Cheshire), Ansan (South Korea) and Weihai (China) with distribution facilities in several countries. The group currently has a turnover of £42m and employs 209 ...
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Restaurant Group – Non-Executive Director (Finance Background)

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director (Finance Background) - Restaurant Group London, Greater London Permanent, Part-Time Senior / Executive 70,000 - 90,000 per Annum Non-Executive Director – Restaurants – Finance Background Position: Non-executive Commitment: 2 days a month Salary: Negotiable We are currently working with a small restaurant group, who have ...
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Tech Nation – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Tech Nation Tech Nation is seeking a Non-Executive Director for its highly experienced Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity for a digital tech leader to help shape and guide the next stage of development of this successful tech industry catalyst. About Tech ...
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Social Work England – 2 Non-Executive Directors

By Debbie Wright 2 Non-Executive Directors - Social Work England Body: Social Work England Appointing Department: Department for Education Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Education, Health, Regulation Location: Meetings will take place in Social Work England’s premises in Sheffield and other locations including London. Skills required: Business / Commercial Number ...
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What is a Non-Executive Director?

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non-executive director (abbreviated to non-execNED or NXD) independent, or outside director is a member of the board of directors of a company who does not form part of the executive management team. They are not employees of the company or affiliated with it in any other way and are differentiated from executive or inside directors, who are members of the board and are also employees of the company.

Not all non-executive directors are considered to be independent – NEDs holding a significant shareholding and those who have recently been executive directors of the company are not considered to be independent. The UK Corporate Governance Code recommends that Chief Executives should not take on a Chairman position in the same company.

Non-executive directors have responsibilities in the following areas, according to the Higgs Report published by in 2003 and subsequently enshrined in the 2006 Companies Act.

  • Strategy: Non-executive directors should constructively challenge and contribute to the development of strategy.
  • Performance: Non-executive directors should scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitoring and where necessary removing senior management, and in succession planning.
  • Risk: Non-executive directors should satisfy themselves that financial information is accurate and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • People: Non-executive directors are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors and have a prime role in appointing and where necessary removing senior management, and in succession planning.

Non-Executive Directors should also provide independent views on:

  • Resources
  • Appointments
  • Standards of conduct

Non-executive directors are the custodians of the governance process. They are not involved in the day-to-day running of business but monitor the executive activity and contribute to the development of strategy.

In 2011 the Financial Times launched the first formal qualification specifically for Non-Executive Directors. The Non-Executive Directors Certificate is a level 7 masters postgraduate qualification accredited by Edexcel.

Excellencia provide a 1-day course for aspiring Non-Executive Directors – How to become a Non-Executive Director

NEDXChange - The Non-Executive Director Exchange
NEDXChange - The Non-Executive Director Exchange
A non-executive director (abbreviated to non-exec, NED or NXD) independent, or outside director is a member of the board of directors of a company who does not form part of the executive management team

Opinion

Data governance is as important as money management

Data governance is as important as money management

Written by Julie Garland McLellan Does your board have a firm grasp on your company’s data and technology strategies? Over the ...
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10 things Non-Executive Directors can do to satisfy their legal responsibilities

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 ...
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Working with the board in the 21st century

Working with the board in the 21st century

Challenges Boards of organisations of all shapes and sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors face new challenges due ...
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The UK Corporate Governance Code 2014 Update

The UK Corporate Governance Code 2014 Update

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) The latest ...
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Exactly what should directors do?

Exactly what should directors do?

For the first time in law, the 2006 UK Companies Act sets out what a company directors duties are The ...
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Is your board dysfunctional?

Is your board dysfunctional?

Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account ...
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nhs non-executive director

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 Both Francis ...
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What skills do Non-Executive Directors need?

What skills do Non-Executive Directors need?

Use this checklist to see if you have the skills Non-Executive Directors need to be effective Regardless of any specialist ...
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How to write a Non-Executive Director CV

How to write a Non-Executive Director CV

A Non-Executive Director CV is different from an Executive CV The skill-set required to be a successful Non-Executive Director is ...
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New Year Resolution: Do more for charity as a Non-Executive Director

New Year Resolution: Do more for charity as a Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director appointments & Charity Trustee roles in the voluntary sector are a way of giving something back by using ...
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Interview with Newly Appointed Trustee Colin Lewis

Interview with Newly Appointed Trustee Colin Lewis

A newly appointed trustee explains how he got his current trustee role Reprinted from the Non Executive Director Hub 3 December 2013 ...
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What should Non-Executive Directors focus on?

What should Non-Executive Directors focus on?

At a time when businesses need to focus on growth why is it that most Non-Executive Directors see their primary ...
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Non-executive directors need to move on to stay truly independent

Non-executive directors need to move on to stay truly independent

Don’t become part of the furniture - Non-executive directors need to move on to stay truly independent Re-printed from the Sunday ...
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News

CIMSPA – Trustee

Trustee – CIMSPA Business / Organisation Name: CIMSPA Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit Business / Organisation Website: https://www.cimspa.co.uk/ Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit Role Title: Trustee Remuneration: Expenses only Role Description An exciting opportunity has arisen for an independent membership committee member. We are looking for a dynamic independent membership committee member from within or external to our sector to support us in our work. You must have a passion for sport or physical activity and wish to support CIMSPA’s objective of the people within our sector, having the highest standards of service delivery. We are looking for […]

Jupiter Fund Management appoints David Cruickshank to its Board as Independent Director

May 7, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie – Talent4Boards – UK, London –  Jupiter Fund Management plc (LON: JUP) today announced the appointment of David Cruickshank to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2021. “We are delighted that David will be joining the Board and look forward to benefiting from his broad experience and detailed understanding of business transformation and ESG matters. His previous experience and financial expertise will also be invaluable to the Group’s Audit and Risk Committee and the wider Board.” said Board Chairman, Nichola Pease. David will join both the Company’s Audit and Risk and Nomination Committees with […]

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust We are seeking a Non-Executive Director with senior level commercial experience for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust The opportunity There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to join the Board team, chair the Finance & Performance Committee and attend the Audit Committee. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and commercial / financial expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of the one million people served by the Trust. There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. LPT want to […]