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Exceptional Non Executive Directors

By The Academy Team Boards are a balance of personalities and skills. Those operating in the business look to Non Executive Directors for an independent, external view of business strategy and operations. A recent Korn/Ferry report asks the question, “What Makes an Exceptional Independent Non Executive Director? In the Foreword to the report, Mary Francis […]

Successfully Choosing A Non-Executive Director

By Jeremy Thorn Hiring a Non-Executive Director is a big step for many smaller companies, especially when they have never had one before.  What should you look for?  Jeremy Thorn has been a Director of many boards, both large and small, in the UK and overseas, not only as ‘a hired hand’ but also as […]

Pre appointment due diligence – by Jo Haigh

The excitement of being offered a new post on the board of directors is fairly self-evident for the ambitious manager. It may involve the obligatory new car, salary, and other benefit increases, along with the prestige of a nice flashy title. In a tough economic environment, to take a step back and ask ‘’should I […]