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How to launch your next career as a non-executive director

By Beverly Landais, Marketing and Business Development Director, Saunderson House

7 May 2014

Smart boards are always seeking ways to gain competitive advantage. You can't help but notice the increasing number of non-executive directors (NEDs) being recruited to the boards of UK companies. This is with good reason. As the economy continues to recover, the strategic decisions taken now will have a profound influence over which businesses rise with the tide.

There is an increased recognition that the perspective, wisdom and know-how of seasoned NEDs can make a significant contribution to developing a winning strategy.

Let's consider what it takes to ensure the right fit between an organisation and the experience and motivations of particular NEDs. After that, we will look at what would-be NEDs, particularly in professional services, should be doing right now to create a pipeline of opportunities for when the time comes.

Characteristics of successful NEDs

The most successful NEDs share four common c...

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