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'What to Expect of the NED Role'
As well as being able to download What to Expect of the NED Role, the June 6th launch event speeches and Q&As are available to watch in the video below. NEDonBoard was delighted to be joined by the guide's primary authors, Charlotte Morgan and Jos Creese, as well as key contributor Mark Cardale that evening, and many of the non-executive directors who contributed their experiences to the guide.
With special thanks to the following NEDs, board members and board experts for their consultation and review in the development of What to Expect of the NED Role:
Dr. Helen Glenister
Helen Pitcher OBE
Dr. Sarah Blackburn
and Steven Reed
Why Should You Consider Becoming a NED?
Typically, a NED will offer broad experience in fields relevant to the activities of the organisation to which they are appointed. For many NEDs, this is an opportunity to apply their existing experience in a wider context. But it often calls for the development of new skills, as well as using existing skills in new ways.
Being a NED is not an easy option. It carries onerous legal responsibilities and may require the NED to think about, discuss and make decisions on a wide range of issues, possibly across a number of different disciplines.
The main reasons for appointing a NED are to bring independent perspective and objectivity to the board.
External experience in the sector, or with customers or regulators, is particularly valuable as it should improve the understanding and management of the risks in the sector and help support business growth. NEDs can also bring diversity of skills and interests to the board whereas the experience of the executives may be homogeneous.
What Else Does the Guide Cover?
The Commonalities and the Differences
Types of Organisation