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9:30 am Marketing for Non-Marketing Dire... @ Zoom Video Conference
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Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Marketing for Non-Marketing Directors – Interactive Video Course, Tuesday 19 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
How directors and boards can take great strides in their understanding of strategic marketing Course Leader: Duncan Hall An energetic business leader, with significant experience in sales, marketing, business, product, and process development gained in …
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9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Zoom Video Conference
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Video Course 20 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.
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2021
9:30 am Sales for Non-Sales Directors – ... @ Zoom Video Conference
Sales for Non-Sales Directors – ... @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sales for Non-Sales Directors – Interactive Video Course, Thursday 21 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Everything directors and boards need to know about sales but were afraid to ask Course Leader: John Hanson A highly engaged sales and results focused Business Leader / Sales Director, with strong execution skills and …
Jan
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9:00 am Diversity and Inclusion in the B... @ Zoom Video Conference
Diversity and Inclusion in the B... @ Zoom Video Conference
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom – Video Course Friday 22 January 2021 @ Zoom Video Conference
Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom A practical interactive video course for Chairs and Board members If you are wondering how you can promote diversity and inclusion on your Board then the Diversity and Inclusion in …

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The latest Non-Executive Director News

Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior Independent Director

Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior Independent Director

By Debbie Wright By operator Feed Up Talent4Boards - Great Talent builds Great Boards – UK, London –  Close Brothers Group plc (LON: CBG) today announced the appointment of Mark Pain as an independent non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2021. On joining the board, Mark will become a member ...
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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 years, boards have developed skills in financial and operational oversight and the practices that allow good governance of finance and operations are well known, firmly regulated, and expected by directors ...
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Farmers & Merchants Bancorp welcomes Lori Johnston to the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp welcomes Lori Johnston to the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank

By Debbie Wright By Talent4Boards Team Talent4Boards - Great Talent builds Great Boards – USA, OH –  Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMAO), the holding company of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, today announced the addition of Lori Johnston to the Board of Directors of both the Company and ...
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Levi Strauss & Co. appoints Elliott Rodgers to its Board of Directors

By Debbie Wright By Talent4Boards Team Talent4Boards - Great Talent builds Great Boards – USA, CA –  Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) today announced the appointment of Elliott Rodgers to its board of directors, effective immediately. Rodgers currently serves as chief information officer of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and has ...
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ASA International Group announces Guy Dawson as next Chairman of the Board of Directors

ASA International Group announces Guy Dawson as next Chairman of the Board of Directors

By operator Feed Up Talent4Boards - Great Talent builds Great Boards – NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam –  ASA International Group plc, (LON: ASAI), one of the world’s largest international microfinance institutions, today announced the appointment of Guy Dawson as Chairman of the Board as of 1 January 2021, succeeding Shafiq Choudhury, co-founder and ...
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The latest Non-Executive Director Vacancies

Specialist Drainage Manufacturer – Non-Executive Chairman

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Chairman - Specialist Drainage Manufacturer Job Title: Non-Executive Chairman Location: Lancashire Salary: Dependent on time commitment - excellent bonus package Are you currently a Non-Executive Chairman or Non-Executive Director with experience in the Manufacturing or Building Materials Industries? Are you looking for a strategic growth-focussed post ...
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Dewhurst Plc – Non-Executive Director

Dewhurst Plc – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Dewhurst Plc Role: 1115 To apply for role click 'here' to complete application form. For further company information please see links below: www.dewhurst.plc.uk www.dewhurst.co.uk Annual Report Board of Directors A Non-Executive Director (Non-Exec) is required for Dewhurst Plc an AIM listed independent global supplier ...
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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director - Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Location: Crewe Job type: Permanent Sector: Health Salary: £13,000 per annum for circa 3-4 days per month Client: Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Ref: GSe69711 Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality care to a population of approximately 300,000 people ...
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director / Associate Non-Executive Director

By Debbie Wright Non-Executive Director / Associate Non-Executive Director - Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Job Reference: 150-SF5060-COR Employer: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Department: Brighton General Hospital Location: Brighton Salary: To be confirmed Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex. 5,000 full ...
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority – 3 Non-Executive Directors

By Debbie Wright 3 Non-Executive Directors - NHS Counter Fraud Authority (VAC-1704) Body: NHS Counter Fraud Authority Appointing Department: Department of Health Sector: Health Location: London/Various Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, Legal / Judicial, Major Projects, Regulation, Transformation Number of Vacancies: 3 Remuneration: The NEDs are remunerated at ...
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The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

By Mandy The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a new Non-Executive Director to join their board. After significant recent success in working collaboratively, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust were merged to form the Black Country ...
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South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

By Mandy South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation which exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. Our compassionate, dedicated and enthusiastic staff are committed to living our values every day: We put the person first and in the centre ...
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Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) – Chair

Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) – Chair

Chair – Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) Recruiter: Ministry of housing, communities and local government. Location: Nationwide Salary: Remuneration - £65,000 per annum Posted13 Nov 2020 Closes: 13 Dec 2020 Job Function: Chair Industry: Public, Central Government Chair – Regulator of Social Housing The Secretary of State for the Ministry ...
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NHS Digital – Non-Executive Directors

NHS Digital – Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors – NHS Digital Recruiter: NHS Digital Location: London Salary: Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month. Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Closes: 03 Dec 2020 Job Function: Non Executive Director Industry: Health, Public Non-Executive Directors – NHS Digital The ...
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Consumer Scotland – Chair & Members

Consumer Scotland – Chair & Members

Chair & Members - Consumer Scotland Reference: 3854 Remuneration: £306 per day for the Chair and £225 per day for Members Location: Various locations throughout Scotland Closing date: 11 December 2020 at midday Consumer Scotland Board Recruitment 2020 Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be ...
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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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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Charity Boardroom

By Debbie Wright The recently updated Charity Governance Code includes clearer recommended practice in the renamed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ...
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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

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 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?

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?

Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account ...
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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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Specialist Drainage Manufacturer – Non-Executive Chairman

Specialist Drainage Manufacturer – Non-Executive Chairman

Non-Executive Chairman – Specialist Drainage Manufacturer Job Title: Non-Executive Chairman Location: Lancashire Salary: Dependent on time commitment – excellent bonus package Are you currently a Non-Executive Chairman or Non-Executive Director with experience in the Manufacturing or Building Materials Industries? Are you looking for a strategic growth-focussed post to add to your portfolio? About the company: Our client is a privately-owned manufacturer of specialist drainage solutions catering to House Building, Water, and Commercial/Industrial Sectors. The business has been established for over 10 years and has made excellent progress penetrating the existing drainage market with new technology. About the role: To guide […]

Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior Independent Director

By operator Feed Up Talent4Boards – Great Talent builds Great Boards – UK, London –  Close Brothers Group plc (LON: CBG) today announced the appointment of Mark Pain as an independent non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2021. On joining the board, Mark will become a member of the board’s Nomination & Governance and Risk Committees, and will also become the … Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior Independent Director Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior Independent Director From:: Close Brothers Group appoints Mark Pain to its Board as Senior […]

Dewhurst Plc – Non-Executive Director

Dewhurst Plc – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Dewhurst Plc Role: 1115 To apply for role click ‘here’ to complete application form. For further company information please see links below: www.dewhurst.plc.uk www.dewhurst.co.uk Annual Report Board of Directors A Non-Executive Director (Non-Exec) is required for Dewhurst Plc an AIM listed independent global supplier of quality components to the lift, transport and keypad industries. The company was founded in 1919 and the Dewhurst Group now has sales of around £50 million and employs over 300 people in locations around the world. UK headquarters are in Feltham, Middlesex. The Group’s business sectors include Lift, Transport and Keypad. The […]