Directors' Circle Package

Unlock your full potential

Sign up for our Directors’ Circle Package today to get your first year’s membership (usual price, £360) plus Becoming an Effective Chair Programme (usual member-discounted price, £750) for just £995 – saving 10%.

Elevate yourself as an effective Chair and join our circle of support for experienced non-executives for under £1,000.

Save 10% when you book onto one of our Chairs Programme in 2024 and join our Directors’ Circle membership. Please note – this package is only suitable for those already serving on complex boards.

Price : £995.00

Our Directors’ Circle membership provides confidential connections with established NEDs, highlights suitable board roles, and offers expert insights. It includes:

  • 12 events a year
    Connect with other experienced NEDs and get fast-paced expert updates via our virtual and in-person events (usually in London).
  • Ask a Director service
    We offer confidential connections to discuss boardroom issues with other NEDs who have ‘been there, done that’ (or as close as possible).
  • Board Vacancy targeting for roles which suit you
    We will highlight roles which may suit your skills and interests. Our Bespoke Search team does not sift applications but can offer informal support to determine if the role suits you.
  • A closed WhatsApp community
    Share information, make informal connections with other experienced NEDs and ask for recommendations via the community.
  • Tailored content and membership offers, curated by Fiona Hathorn our CEO.
    Fiona is highly connected in the board space and will share timely updates on current boardroom issues and opportunities to participate in key industry events and initiatives.

Aimed at current and aspiring Chairs, our ‘Becoming an Effective Chair’ programme combines leading board effectiveness research with practical experience. This programme is perfect for non-executives seeking to become board or committee Chairs or current Chairs targeting more complex positions and looking to enhance their skills and effectiveness. Participants must have sufficient board experience.

This is an excellent programme that I would highly recommend to new or existing Chairs. The content is perfectly targeted, the speakers are great and the opportunity to learn from them and from peers was really valuable. I was able to apply what I had learnt in a new setting very soon after as a Chair establishing a new body and its governance, culture and ways of working. I still apply that learning today.” Trisha McAuley, Becoming an Effective Chair participant

Join either of our 2024 Becoming an Effective Chairs programme cohorts:

June cohort – 13th, 14th and 20th June

October cohort – 3rd, 4th and 10th October

On registration for this package, you will receive a coupon you can book for either programme cohort.


Directors Circle membership eligibility

This is a membership tier for those with an established track record in complex boards only. You should have current or recent board experience in one or more of the following boards:

  • listed companies;
  • ambitious Angel/VCT/PE start-up and scale-up businesses;
  • national public sector bodies;
  • NHS boards;
  • university boards;
  • med/ large housing associations (1000+ properties);
  • large charities (£10m+ turnover).