A number of our members have expressed an interest in Non-Executive Director roles as part of their longer-term career development, particularly as the composition of boards is changing over time to become more diverse across many dimensions including gender, background, and age.
In support of these members’ ambitions, this post shares some questions individuals can ask before considering a non-executive directorship.
Boards of organisations (companies and other) consist of two main types of directors. The first is those who work for the organisation on a day-to-day basis, making decisions, leading the organisation, and implementing the organisation’s strategy. They are executive directors, and we’ve previously written about lessons learnt from shadowing executives. Executive assistant / business manager roles are a great way for ambitious talent to gain exposure to executive decision-making at an earlier stage in their careers.