Upcoming Events

Apr
30
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? <img data-attachment-id='211' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/how-to-become-a-non-executive-director-bristol-21-january-2013/boardroomlr/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/boardroomlr-e1403708151819.png?fit=600%2C486&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,486' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}'[...]
May
23
Thu
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2019 @ Institute of Directors
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':'','orientation':'0'}' data-image-title='NED3' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=300%2C177&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=695%2C409&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-113603′ src=’https://i0.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31-300×177.png?resize=300%2C177&ssl=1′[...]
Jun
11
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0'[...]
Jun
25
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Birmingham 25 June 2019 @ Cornwall Buildings
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.   <img data-attachment-id='2823' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/become-non-executive-director-manchester-24-september-2014/ned1/' data-orig-file='https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,300' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}' data-image-title='NED1' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=300%2C149&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=695%2C347&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-2823′[...]
Jul
16
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ 111 Piccadilly
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ 111 Piccadilly
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Manchester 16 July 2019 @ 111 Piccadilly
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. <img data-attachment-id='2823' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/become-non-executive-director-manchester-24-september-2014/ned1/' data-orig-file='https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,300' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}' data-image-title='NED1' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=300%2C149&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=695%2C347&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-2823′ src=’https://i0.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709558124-300×149.png?resize=300%2C149&ssl=1′[...]

Sportscotland – Board Members

Board Members – Sportscotland Reference: 1615 Remuneration: £168.30 per day Location: Largs Closing date: 22 March 2019 at midnight Do you believe in the power of sport to change lives? Then why not take a step to changing your own life and join the board of sportscotland. The national agency is looking for three people […]

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Press release: Timeshare claims specialists wound-up by courts

Courts have shut down two rogue timeshare claims specialists based in Chester for failing to deliver advertised services. […]

Grand Union (Housing Assoc) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Grand Union (Housing Assoc) Title: Non Executive Director (House Building) Salary/Rate: £6000/annum payable monthly Location: Cranfield, Central Bedfordshire Posted: 20/02/2019 (15:58) Company: Grand Union Estimated annual time commitment – 3 days per month Here at Grand Union, we are more than just a financially strong Housing Association, we are making an impact […]

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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) Job Title: Non-executive Director Job Reference: TACAIB Closing Date: Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK. It serves a diverse population locally and nationally with an annual turnover […]

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Public Weather Service Customer Group – Chair

Chair – Public Weather Service Customer Group Body: Public Weather Service Customer Group Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Sectors: Defence, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Location: London and UK various Number of Vacancies: 1 Remuneration: The full remuneration package will be up to £20,000 per annum. Time Requirements: 54 days work […]

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Essentia Trading Ltd (ETL) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – Essentia Trading Ltd (ETL) Essentia Trading Ltd (ETL) is a unique consultancy specialising in supporting public and private sector organisations, both nationally and internationally, to maximise the value of their built assets. Following ETL’s continued success, the business is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to help lead the company into […]

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South East London Doctors Co-operative (SELDOC) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director – South East London Doctors Co-operative (SELDOC) London – Circa £10K Description Six board meetings, four committee meetings and two away-days spread throughout the year as well as some ad hoc work. Face to face attendance is required. Three-year term of office. Meetings are held at our head-office opposite Norbiton train station, Kingston-upon-Thames. […]

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Former AFL boss Demetriou grilled in court about $145m corporate collapse

Crown Resorts director and former AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou is grilled in court over the $145 million collapse of education group Acquire Learning.

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United Social Ventures – Trustee

Trustee – United Social Ventures Organisation: United Social Ventures Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 31st March 2019 Region: Nation Wide Vacancy Details Help us incubate youth-led social start-ups in Uganda, and grow to elsewhere, by becoming our trustee for fundraising and communications. Improve outreach to small-donors and messaging in general of our young and growing […]

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Business minister’s intervention on board diversity is long overdue

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This weekend we learned that business minister Kelly Tolhurst has written to FTSE 100 chairs calling them out on their failure to welcome non-white members to their boardrooms and warning that change had to accelerate if business was to avoid government intervention.

We saw back in October with figures from Sir John Parker that things were not improving. Just 84 of the 1,048 directors, or around 8%, in the FTSE 100 were from black or ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds.

Tolhurst’s letter, reported in The Sunday Times, is therefore the right thing to do, though it should have emerged soon after the Parker figures.

Pressure is what is needed, while admitting that progress is not always lightning fast. FTSE 100 companies have been asked to have at least one BAME director by 2021, the FTSE 250 by 2024.

Green Park, a specialist search agency, has noted an improvement in the talent pipeline but has also warned that Brexit, if it goes ahead, adds urgency to the issue. If British companies are to do more business with non-European companies, they will want to see boards that look more like themselves. Currently, most don’t.

Suki Sandhu, chief executive of INvolve and Audeliss, argues that boards should reject all-white shortlists when looking for board appointees.

Not only is it right, but the business case is clear: McKinsey argued in 2015 that companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective industry medians.

But it does require action. Diversity policies need to be revisited and redrafted, as well as promotion and hiring criteria; chairs must lead their boards, non-execs and executives, to endorse change; shortlists and search agencies must be challenged to deliver the right candidates and not the same old names because they are top of their contacts list.

Changes have happened on gender representation and it is well within the capabilities of board to transform their BAME representation. As Sandhu says: “You can’t be what you can’t see.”

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