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How to become a Non-Executive Director (NED)

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Looking to become a NED? Perhaps you're an existing NED wanting to expand your portfolio? This workshop, hosted in partnership with Ford Hastings, will answer your burning questions and provide practical advice to help you thrive as a NED.

What you'll learn:

Legal framework and compliance:

  • Director responsibilities even if not registered
  • Governance
  • Conflicts of Interest

Practical skills you need as an NED:

  • Financial literacy - understand balance sheets, P&L, Cashflow, key ratios
  • Operational literacy - understanding processes and procedures, systems, dashboards, supply chains etc
  • People skills - mentoring, coaching, advisory, recruitment
  • Leadership and mindset training

Risk considerations:

  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Reputation
  • Overtrading


  • Understanding your Strengths
  • Creating a Non-Exec CV
  • Creating a unique value proposition
  • Relationships and go to market - existing network, recruiters, databases
  • Marketing yourself

Identity and client culture:

  • Vision Values Capacity and Interest
  • Time horizon
  • Owner mindset
  • Sector Expertise
  • Business Model Expertise
  • Remuneration agreements

Events like this fill up quickly so book your space now to avoid dissapointment. 

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Wednesday 30 October, 2019 9am

The Office Group, Tintagel House, Vauxhall