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Advice and tips from and about working effectively with non-executive recruiters to win the more competitive board roles.

Meet the Headhunters

We know the non-executive recruiters who are keen to meet you! Join our regular ‘Meet the Headhunter’ sessions to connect with specialist recruitment partners in the non-exec board space. Open […]

Non-Executive Headhunters: A-Z

We partner closely with select board recruitment practices; plus a listing of approx 70 other boutique and large-scale firms active in non-executive recruitment. Headhunters play a key role in the […]

How to identify which boards will value you most

Rachel Slattery Partner in the Chair and Non-executive Director practice at Odgers Berndtson Rachel Slattery, Partner in the Chair and Non-executive Director practice at Odgers Berndtson, offers a framework to […]

How to interview effectively - virtually

Sophie Eden Co-founder of Gordon & Eden executive search. Sophie Eden shares her tips in the context of virtual interviews and from her 15+years experience of supporting hundreds of candidates into the […]

How to get on a Headhunter's radar

Karoline Vinsrygg Head of Board Practice for the UK at Egon Zehnder Placing around 120 – 150 NEDs a year, around 60% of these to listed companies, Karoline and her […]

Jan Babiak's top 10 tips for becoming a NED

Jan Babiak Portfolio NED Jan spent 28 years with Ernst & Young before starting her ‘portfolio career’ in 2010. At EY, she held board-level and global P&L leadership roles in […]

Making your business plan for a board role

Deborah Cooper Partner and Head of Board services at Miles Advisory Establishing yourself as a NED is best approached as a business endeavour. It is important to be purposeful about what […]

What to Focus on When Pitching for a NED Role

Juliet Taylor CEO of board recruiters Starfish Search Having a wealth of experience to bring to NED positions is a clear advantage. However, it can make summarising the value you […]