Writing a non-executive CV that does you justice takes time and requires insight into what board members actually do. We will help. We can’t write it for you, but we can then review and comment.
Please note that we don’t review executive CVs, so the time to consider getting this product is when you have a first draft of a Board CV.
The Board CV review takes the form of a 30 minute phone call with one of our experienced Board CV reviewers. Coming to your important document without prior knowledge of your skills and experience they will give you impartial advice and insight into what elements are working and which might need more consideration.
“What you explained in the short time we had has brought more clarity and focus to me around the way to draft my CV than any of the other resources I have used.
I truly feel I can move forward with your advice with greater confidence and conviction.”
If you need help getting started with a draft of our Board CV, our Full members can access our ‘Build a Board CV’ online course as part of your membership. We also have plenty of advice and tips in our Resource Centre.
You will be matched with one of our mentors, who both have extensive experience in coaching and mentoring, as well as being Board Chairs and NEDs themselves. Do let us know if you have a preference at booking or we can match you with the mentor most suited to you.
Our Board CV Review team
Julie is Chair of the Board of the University of Aberdeen and Vice-Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland, as well as being an Advisory Board member for the Scottish Business Network. Julie is CEO of Broadreach, providing specialist leadership consulting services to global blue-chip companies. Julie works extensively as an Executive Mentor and coach with various FTSE 100 companies.
Julie has previously held non-executive roles with George Watson’s College , the Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh among others, and spent 3 years as Chair of an award winning retail tech start-up. She has held Retail Director roles with Liberty of London and Punch Taverns and was Executive Partner at IBM with responsibility for retail across EMEA and the US. She began her corporate career with Tesco, leaving her role as a senior executive to compete in the Round the World Yacht race.
Julie leads Women on Boards ”Getting to the C-Suite’ Leadership programme and delivers different types of our Board CV support offer, as well as offering mentoring. She lives in Edinburgh and is our Women on Boards Lead for Scotland.
Alison has developed a non-executive career and is currently a Governor of Cardiff Metropolitan University; an Independent Panel Member of the Welsh Government’s Public Appointments service; and a Board Member of Sport Wales. Until 2021, she was Chair of the leading equality charity Chwarae Teg and a trustee for six years.
Alison previously held executive board and leadership positions at Otto UK, George at Asda, Mothercare, Lego Retail, and Kingfisher with B&Q. Following 2 years as a partner in a boutique executive search company, Alison set up ‘atconnect’ an executive search and people development company in 2010 which includes mentoring individuals at transition points in their careers.
Alison is based in Cardiff and is the Women on Boards Lead for Wales. She delivers Women on Boards’ CV Masterclass and our ‘Becoming an Effective Chair’ programme, as well as providing 1-on-1 Board CV reviews and mentoring across non-executive and executive careers.