Success Stories

Success Stories 2022

Our members gained one new role a day (on average). We love to celebrate your success!

Here are those who were happy for us to publish their success in 2022:

Professor Miranda Brawn has recently secured a number of roles, joining X0PA AI as an Advisory Board Member and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as a NED.

Janet Tyson has recently secured a number of roles, joining Liquid Vibrations as a Trustee, and Be the Business as an Advisory board member.  Janet said: “Your chat pre-interview also helped my confidence especially the phrases ‘they really want to meet you’ and ‘they are looking for someone who has the skills they don’t have’. Thank you.”

Francesca Ecsery has joined Henderson High Income Trust plc as a Board Member.

Sally-Ann Hibberd has joined The Clear Group as Chair.

Jacqui Murray has joined Smart Nano NI (UK Government Strength in Places Challenge) as Chair of the Advisory Board. Jacqui said: “Women on Boards did two things: 1) it helped me realise I was already operating at Board Level (Government Boards count!), 2) That there’s always some way of getting support and it isn’t just a leap into the unknown. Just wanted to say thank you!”

Alexandra Innes has joined Waverton Investment Management Ltd as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Sustainability Committee. Alexandra said: “Women on Boards has been incredibly supportive as I have built up my NED portfolio career – thank you to Fiona Hathorn and the team!”

Alexandra James has become a Local Authority Governor. Alexandra said: “When I joined Women on Boards earlier this year it was to start thinking about what it would be like to go for a Board role ‘one day’. After meeting lots of inspiring and brilliant women at the 10 year celebration in Cardiff, hearing their stories and learning more about what Board positions entail, I thought: I could do that! Women on Boards gave me the confidence to go for it. I’ve found all the resources valuable and everyone has been unbelievably generous with their time.”

Devyani Vaishampayan has joined Saietta Group plc as a NED and Remco Chair.

Abdul Buhari has joined Lloyd Cowan Bursary as a Trustee.

Mandy Lenheim has joined The People Hive as a Trustee. Mandy said: “By virtue of attending the great Women on Boards sessions and learning from Lisa and others experience and knowledge share I felt supported. It is a great program and gave me the realisation of what I can achieve and that I can fulfil a NED/Trustee role while working fulltime.”

Anastasia Roumelioti has joined Kodak Alaris Holdings as a NED.

Elisabeth Stheeman has joined W.P. Carey Inc as an Independent Board Member. Elisabeth said: “Women on Boards resources and support have been invaluable over the years!”

Carol Ann Whitehead has joined The Portico Library as Chair, Public Programming Committee.

Eilish Jamieson has joined the British Business Bank as a Board member. Eilish said: “As ever Women on Boards was an invaluable source of support when I was applying for my recently appointed board role. Not only was the role advertised on Women on Boards, but I was able to use the Women on Boards network to speak with both former and current members of the board that I was interviewing with. This type of support is unparalleled in my opinion.”

Meri Mayhew has joined the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund as a Trustee.

Lindsay Dodsworth has joined Mobeus Income & Growth 4 VCT plc as a NED and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee designate.

Dorothy Burwell has joined Pennon plc as a NED.

Karin Schmitt has joined Stembond as a Board member.

Nicole Finnan has joined Creative Future as Chair. Nicole said: “Thank you for all the brilliant suport in getting my first role.  Please thank Alison in particular who was super helpful.”

Emma Wright has joined Snowsport England as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Emma said: “This was my first attempt at a Board role and Women on Boards were extremely helpful and objective in reviewing my CV and pre-interview preparation.  Women on Boards were prompt to help with very short deadlines and were very insightful regarding my CV and pre-interview support.”

Katy Taylor has joined Kingston University as a Governor. Katy said: “Very generous with their time and set up lots of meetings with other board members and members of the executive.”

Rosie Bichard has joined UBS Asset Management Funds Ltd as a NED and Member of the UK Audit Committee.

Alison Thorne has joined National Dance Company Wales as Chair. Alison said: “Women on Boards encouraged me to take the steps needed for my first Non Executive role and I have continued to learn from them and be supported as I have progressed to Chair roles. It has been invaluable knowledge, insight and support.”

Sabine Vandenbroucke has joined The Soil Association as a Trustee.

Sarah Clark has joined Mobeus Income & Growth VCT 2 as NED and Chair of Investment Committee. Sarah said: “Women on Boards was instrumental in getting me my first paid NED role. I attended a half-day workshop to prepare my Board CV and pitch and later, the Bespoke NED Search team highlighted several potential opportunities for me. I was ultimately successful with one of the flagged opportunities and am really grateful for all of the support I have received.”

Teresa Moss has joined Kemberton Parish Church Council as a Member. Teresa said: “The behaviours you talk about (and demonstrate) have helped me at the meetings. I’m not afraid to make my view.  I have attended your masterclass and they were extremely useful.”

Alexandra Innes has recently secured a number of roles including Chair of Management Engagement Committee and iNED at Schroders Real Estate Investment Trust plc.

Sophie Wright has joined the Lifelong Learning Committee for the IFoA Risk Management Board as Chair.

Fiona Scrimgeour has successfully secured a third 3-year term of office at Montrose Port Authority as a NED.

Sandra Adamson has joined Regents Opera as a Trustee.

Paola Bergamaschi Broyd has joined American International Group Inc (AIG) as an Independent Director.

Nemone Wynn-Evans has joined The Income & Growth Trust VCT plc as a NED. Nemone said: “I spoke to Fiona a few months ago when I was first applying for another role in this sector as I had no experience of it at all! – she was hugely helpful and I checked back to my notes of our conversation before I went to interview.  This was only the second VCT role I applied for and the first for which I was fortunate enough to make the shortlist. Go Women on Boards – you do such an amazing job.”

Pam VIck has joined Hendeca Group as a NED. Pam said: “Women on Boards has always been an amazing support in every way and at every stage of each and every role I have applied to – pre application, at interview stage and as a working NED once appointed. I could never have done it without Women on Boards’s support – if nothing else, I wouldn’t have known  where to start!”

Emma Ashby has joined Milton St Johns CofE Primary School, Mossley as a Governor.

Rachael McCullough has recently secured a number of roles, joining N-Compass as a Trustee and Inwell Valley Homes as a Board Member (co-opted). Rachel said: “I found out about this role after applying for a different housing association that was on the Women on Boards job board but for which I was not successful.  The recruiter then suggested I apply for this one. I had a 1:1 session with Rachel Tranter prior to final interview.  In addition, I’ve joined a couple of the Women on Boards events and enjoy listening to the podcast, which has provided me with inspiration and a reminder of different paths that are possible. I also joined a Women on Boards intro to the board room session at work (Morgan Stanley) several years ago, which sowed the initial seed.”

Trisha McAuley has joined Independent Strategic Board for Heat and Energy Efficiency Scotland as a Member.

Li li Long has recently secured a number of roles including Vice-Chair of Partnership Learning Multi- Academy Trust and Independent Governor of Middlesex University Board.

Sharon Collins has joined The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret as a Trustee. Sharon said: “Having pulled together my Board CV by following your brilliant course, I found this role on your vacancy board. It really leapt off the page at me and I had to apply. I took your advice, had a conversation with the director and some trustees before submitting my CV, then went through the interview process and secured my first board role on my first attempt. I am still slightly in shock but very happy. Women on Boards definitely gave me the confidence to believe I could do this and I’m looking forward to expanding my skillset, broadening my network and doing something very different to my day job!”

Victoria Bradley has joined Get Berkshire Active as a Trustee. Victoria said: “Women on Boards has, without doubt, been a driving force behind me being offered and my accepting of my first NED role so THANK YOU to you and the team at Women on Boards. Without your organisation I wouldn’t have had the confidence to apply for such roles nor indeed would I have had a CV worthy of submitting for the roles. I have done 4 or 5 or your online courses including the build a board CV online course and Stephanie Hughes’ virtual communications masterclass.  All the courses I’ve done gave me the confidence to start applying for NED roles. Despite being an experienced, self employed consultant, I wasn’t quite sure where to start with a NED career. The website material was great at demystifying the the role and the process to being appointed as a NED.”

Tracey Lenthall has joined Surrey Cross Country League as Treasurer.

Grace Suleyman has joined Generations Multi Academy Trust as a Trustee. Grace said: “Women on Boards has given me the confidence to take my first steps in my NED career and put myself out there to apply for this school governing role, in order to expand on my governance and board experience. I am hoping in the long run this role will enable me to gain valuable insight and knowledge, increase my confidence, as well as making me more attractive to companies wishing to appoint a NED.”

Maria Semedalas has joined Roleshare as a NED.

Ijeoma Okoli has joined the Museum of London as a Board member.

Christina O’Donovan-Rossa has joined Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as Chair. Christina said: “Attending the Becoming an Effective Chair programme was extremely helpful. Although conducted online due to the pandemic it was a great way to start building my network of fellow trustees and chairs. My fellow students were based in the UK and the Caribbean. Hearing about the diversity of experiences and approaches to shared issues and challenges was particularly beneficial.”

Sharon Barber has joined National Cyber Advisory Board as Co Chair.

Polina Zabelina has joined London Branch of Institute of Corrosion as Chairperson.

Katy Taylor has joined Kingston University as a Governor. Katy said: “Women on Boards Bespoke NED Search Team were very generous with their time and set up lots of meetings with other board members and members of the executive.”

Rebecca Buckley has joined North York Moors National Park Trust as a Trustee. Rebecca said: “Women on Boards was instrumental in me getting my first Trustee role, including with interview help. I built on that support for the interview for this role and was delighted to be successful.”

Nicole Coll has joined Credit Suisse Asset Management Ltd as a NED. Nicole said: “Women on Boards is my go to for NED roles and the team provide tremendous support throughout the process.”

Rachel Ashley recently secured a number of appointments including North Wales Recruitment Advisory Committee for Magistracy as a Non-Magistrate Committee Member and FairPlay Employer as a Trustee. Rachel said: “I had interview preparation help from Rachel Tranter (twice) and she kindly connected me with Alison Thorne. I really wanted to say thank you so much for all the help with interview preparation that Rachel gave me, it has paid off. Rachel has a brilliant coaching style that is encouraging and builds confidence in those that you speak to – thank you! Alison’s insights and coaching about both of these opportunities was immensely helpful and thank you so much! Both are quite different but very interesting opportunities and I am excited to be starting my board journey with them.”

Lucy Bushill-Matthews has joined Respect as a Trustee and Chair of Sustainability Committee. Lucy said: “Women on Boards gave me everything I needed to confidently apply for, interview for and then accept my first Board position at a national charity. From the CV webinars and templates, to the pre-interview chat and the post-offer chat (both with Rachel), I found I received just the right mix of general and tailored support. Thank you!”

Liana Logiurato has joined Intesa Sanpaolo Bank as a NED and Member of ReCo, Member of Related Parties Transaction Committee.

Isabel Liu has joined Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc as a Board Director. Isabel said: “Hearing real-world experience from other senior women directors on their board journeys, and from directors and experts grappling with governance, effectiveness, and other board issues has been invaluable.  Already an experienced board director, I have been able to achieve my goal to transition from my initial portfolio of UK domestic organisations to international listed companies in my next phase through the information, skills and networks I gained at Women on Boards.  Women on Boards provides a very supportive environment which helps sustain me through the long and lean journey!”

Heather McKinlay has joined Dale Managing Agency Limited as a NED and Chair of Audit Committee.

Rebecca Ormond has joined The Scouts Association as an Independent Member, People and Culture Committee.

Roisin Donnelly has joined NatWest Group plc as a NED. Roisin said: “Women on Boards has helped me throughout my NED journey. Women on Boards gave me great insights on my first board CV. They have always provided support, encouragement and an inspiring network to help me achieve my goals and develop a successful NED portfolio.”

Sarah Fahy has joined the University of East London as an Independent Governor, and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Sarah said: “I attended a Women on Boards workshop a few years back which talked about what it meant to be an NED and the qualities which were needed – including an exercise where we all scored ourselves on our experiences.  I was shocked to discover that I had scored more highly than anyone else in the room – up to that point I had been assuming NED roles would be beyond me.  I learned some very useful things that day and it gave me the confidence to apply for roles now I’ve stepped back from full time employment.”

Amanda Hado-Bodfield has joined Bedford (Boys) School Board & Association as a Governor. Amanda said: “I have been an ambassador for Women on Boards for a few years now and wholeheartedly recommend their services and platform for those seeking a board position. They are so inclusive and supportive and their CV masterclass is a great motivator to get you focused on applying – it fast tracks your CV and boosts your confidence to apply for roles.”

Salli Shapcott has joined Solent Local Enterprise Partnership as a Non Executive Business Board Member. Salli said: “I would not have had a clue what to do on my CV for a board role, the step by step support transformed my executive CV into board appropriate.”

Belinda Moore has joined University of Essex Campus Services Ltd as a NED. Belinda said: “Women on Boards has been so helpful both in advising on my CV and in  helping me prepare for interviews. It was a great support and a huge confidence boost.”

Lily Ahaiwe has joined Parallel Learning Trust as a Trustee.

Giulia Rosato has joined Parallel Learning Trust as a Trustee. Giulia said: “Rachel helped me throughout the whole process. She is the one who highlighted this position to me from the vacancy board and has supported me all the way till appointment.”

Rosie Bichard has joined UBS Asset Management Funds Ltd as a NED and Member of the UK Audit Committee.

Julia Fuller has joined Parallel Learning Trust as a Trustee.

Elisabeth Maråk Støle has joined Folketrygdfondet as a NED.

Julie Currie has joined State Street Global Advisers as a NED.

Supriya Prakash Sen has joined Azure Power as a NED.

Galina Bezuglaya has joined The Bute House Parents’ Association (BHPA) as Treasurer. Galina said: “Women on Boards has highlighted the importance of networking, “raising the hand” and focusing on the skill set & outlook required for such positions.”

Liv Corbishley has joined MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter) as Chair.

Karen Thomas-Bland has joined Optima Partners Ltd as Chair.

Vicky Morris has recently secured a number of appointments including Local Authority School Governor for St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newtown, Powys and Non-Executive Member for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board. Vicky said: “Having completed my Executive career, I joined Women on Boards in July 21. I used their resources through webinars, CV support and accessed their 1:1 support prior to the initial first few interviews, which was invaluable. I achieved my first NED role 4 months after joining Women on Boards and aspiring for a portfolio career continued to look at advertised roles on the Women on Boards website. A big thank you to the team for your help and support in helping me achieve this next stage of my career.”

Katie Maycock has joined RSPCA – Kent North West as a Trustee. Katie said: “I wouldn’t have known about this role if I hadn’t been a member!”

Alison Vincent has joined Digital Twin Hub as Chair – Strategic Board. Alison said: “Women on Boards were instrumental in supporting me when I was starting my portfolio and the personal contacts were the nudge I needed to go for my first Chair role.”

Julia Porter has joined Hollywood Bowl Group plc as NED and Chair Designate, Remco. Julia said: “The Women on Boards team regularly identify roles I might be interested in and this was one of them. Their advice was very useful and helped make the interview process run very smoothly. They are an excellent team.”

Alison Croft Jackson has joined Lancaster University as a Co-opted Member Estates Committee

Jacqueline Nnochiri has joined Independent Monitoring Boards as a Board Member. Jacqueline said: “I have used and enjoyed the resources that Women on Boards provided. I have attended many Women on Boards networking events where I have met like minded women. Women on Boards and the women on the website inspire me and have given me the confidence to apply for public and private appointment roles.”

Madeleine Milne has joined English Speaking Union as a Trustee

Stephanie Jacques has joined Harris Junior Academy Carshalton as Chair of Governors

Trisha McAuley has joined ICAS Regulation Board as a Board Member. Trisha said: “I have been a member of Women on Boards since 2014 and have received various means of help and support on several occasions.  I would not have the successful portfolio career that I have today without that invaluable support.”

Erika Schraner has joined HgCapital Trust plc as NED and Chair of the Management Engagement Committee.

Bulbul Barrett has joined Bradford College as an Independent Governor.

Jo Gander has joined Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as a Clinical NED.  Jo said: “The advice and online workshops on preparing for your first NED role and advice pre-interview were really helpful.”

Melanie Hind has recently secured a number of roles including: NED and Audit Committee Chair at Talbot Underwriting LimitedNED and Chair of Risk Committee at OneFamily and Independent Trustee and incoming Honorary Treasurer at Disasters Emergency Committee.

Elisabeth Stheeman has joined Edinburgh Investment Trust plc as Chair. Elisabeth said: “Women on Boards have been a wonderful resource and support on my NED / Chair journey.” 

Fiona Spencer has joined Lilian Faithfull Care as Chair of Board of Trustees.

Nia Roberts has joined M-SParc (Menai Science Park Ltd.) as a Board Member. Nia said: “The guidance, information and support I have received from Women on Boards has not only boosted my confidence but also given me the practical tools I needed to take my Board journey forwards.”

Sophie Ewen has joined The Junction – Young Person Mental Health & Wellbeing as Vice Chair. Sophie said: “Having only been working for 7-8 years at the time I signed up to Women on Boards, I didn’t understand the ins and outs of what a board role might look like. I felt the advice, templates and other resources so helpful in understanding the things I had to bring/that were unique to me.”

Bami Adenipekun has joined Citizens Voice Body as a NED.

Singam Thirumalai has joined Bewick Bridge Community Primary School as a School Governor. Singam said:  “I would like to thank Julia for the tips and Woman on Boards team for the Board CV course and the support throughout the process.”

Rebecca Chamberlain has joined International Pharmaceutical Federation as a PT Advisory and Symposium Advisory Committee

Carolyn Schuetz has joined Altus Group as a Board Member.

Jenny Watson has joined Enforcement Conduct Boars as a NED.

Chrysoula  Zervoudakis has joined OFI Asset Management as an Independent DIrector.

RIta Bajaj has joined Wesleyan Assurance as a Board Member.

Lucinda Charles-Jones has joined Rank Group plc as a NED. Lucinda said: “I left my executive role at AXA last month and am delighted to let you know that I have just been appointed to the board of the FTSE 250 Rank Group plc as a non-exec. I am really pleased and am looking forward to working with the business.  I thought I would let know know as Women on Boards have been so helpful to me.”

Charlotte Pedersen has joined Lagapim S.A. (CSSF Regulated Family Office in Luxembourg) as a NED.

Manjit Lall has joined Age UK – East London as a HR Trustee. She says: “When I joined Women on Boards I didn’t think I would find a suitable HR Trustee position so quickly.  I want to thank Rachel Tranter for all her support and messages prior to my interview and second interview with the CEO.  Thank you for all your help.”

Mary Hockaday has joined the British Library as a Trustee. Mary said: “Women on Boards gave me the confidence and practical advice to start on my board journey which was invaluable.”

Helen Stevenson has joined RM Plc as Chair.

Lesley Giddins has joined Mid Pennine Arts as a Trustee. Lesley said: “I have used the webinars and been to training events that have put me in an excellent place to apply for positions. I also hooked up with another member through a webinar you gave me advice on my application.”

Helen Copinger-Symes has joined The Pension SuperFund as a NED.

Bimpe Nkontchou has joined the Church Revitalisation Trust as a Member of the Board of Trustees.

Kalpana Shah has joined the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries as President Elect.

Catherine Ward has become a Non Executive Director for HR Policy and Strategic Support Working Group, House of Commons.

Fennemiek Gommer has joined TESYA Group as a Member of Board of Directors.

Dianne Walker has joined Victorian Plumbing Group plc as a NED and Chair of Remuneration Committee. Dianne said: “Women on Boards has been a source of support and inspiration as well as a great network over the years.”

Liz Williams has recently joined City, University of London Student Union as a Strategy Lead and Dorset Local Economic Partnership as a D&I Lead.

Sally MacDonald has joined Evelyn Partners Fund Solutions (was Smith and Williamson Fund Administration Ltd until 15.06.2022) as an INED. Sally said: “The resources Women on Boards provides allow me to keep in touch with current topics of Boardroom concern.”

Jane Crombleholme has joined UNICON – The International University Consortium for Executive Education as a Board memberJane said: “I have always found Women on Boards has many useful resources for understanding Board level responsibilities. I found the sessions on how a NED CV differs from an exec CV very useful and would suggest everyone looks at this. I have also found the networking events very useful and look forward to them returning face to face as well.”

Lisa Issac has joined St Helen’s Book Stop as a Trustee.

Susanne Svensdotter has joined the Royal Aeronautcial Society as a Council Member.

Katrina Shenton has joined Applerigg Limited as a NED.

Busola Sodeneide has joined Hargreave Hale AIM VCT as a NED.

Anne Davies has joined Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman as a NED. She said: “I did the online CV course and found it really helpful. Although this isn’t my first board appointment, the course enabled me to look afresh at my CV and make it less academic and more appropriate for board positions.”

Amy Booth has joined Hillcrest High School, South Africa as a Director of the Board of Trustees. She said: “I have only just joined the Women on Boards network. I am looking forward to gaining more from the Women on Boards network and am sure that it will provide significant support and guidance going forward. I would definitely be interested in taking up other board roles, perhaps outside of the NGO space.”

Sally Bennett has joined Innate Pharma SA as a Supervisory Board Member.

Rebecca Khanna has joined The Makaton Charity as a Director and Trustee.

Amanda Turner has joined South Downs Leisure as a Trustee.

Annabel Venner has joined TML Partners as a NED.

Sibylle Tretera has joined Artsdepot as a Trustee. She said: “I found the Headhunter session did it for me. I felt well prepared for the Interview. Whilst this role is not remunerated, it builds my confidence that I can move into remunerated roles now.”

Paula Haynes has joined Guildhall School of Music and Drama as Chair of the Non-Executive Audit and Risk Management.

Sophia Vasquez is now a Board Trustee of Insole Court Trust. Sophia said: “Women on Boards have been invaluable. Through attending the CV Masterclass and receiving 1:1 interview support and advice for previous roles I applied for my new role with confidence. The resources available through Women on Boards have been fantastic. Listening to Success Stories podcasts and reading the wealth of online resources helped keep me fully abreast of issues relevant to boards and their effectiveness. Thank you for the fantastic support!”

Veronika Neyer has joined Young Minds as a Lead Safeguarding Trustee. She said: “Rachel’s 1-1 pre-interview support has once again made all the difference. It is a real confidence booster and helped me to refine my pitch for this role.”

Frances Mancktelow has joined Malmesbury & District Foodbank as a Trustee. Frances said: “I attended an initial meeting with Women On Boards and I read the emails sent. It has motivated me to look for what is available to me locally, also to feel that I am capable and experienced enough to be brave and apply. If I had not been involved with Women On Boards I would not have been pushed to take the steps that I have. Thank you.”

Claudine Horgan has joined Portabl as a Board Member. She said: “Great help with getting my Board CV ready and general advice on the best way to go about getting my first board role – amazing support all round! Wonderful guidance and always there on the other end of the line for advise and guidance – hugely greatful for the support and encouragement.”

Alexandra Innes is now a NED at Securities Trust of Scotland PLC. She said: “Women on Boards has been incredibly supportive and offered excellent resources and networking opportunities.  I have found being a member extremely valuable as I have built up my NED portfolio.”

Rowan McNay has joined Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Ltd as a Board Member.

Carrie Stokes has joined Turn2us as Chair, and has joined Elizabeth Finn Care Homes as a NED. Carrie said: “In no small part thanks to the insights gained through being a member of Women on Boards I’ve secured a position as Chair of national charity Turn2us and NED of ELizabeth Finn Care Homes. I’m delighted. And wanted to say thanks to you and the team.”

Mei Xin Wang has joined the Advisory Board of Be the Business. She said: “Women on Boards has been invaluable in the whole process of getting NED roles. The journey would have been much harder without the help of Women on Boards.”

Jane Scott has joined Circularity Scotland Limited as a NED.

Nicola Gordon has joined Scottish Ensemble as a NED. Nicola said: “I enjoyed excellent support in getting prepared for interviews in the past. I picked up key points that can be applied over and over again.”

Sue Douthwaite has recently secured a number of board roles:  Chair for NHS Business Services Authority and NED at British Business Invesments. She said:  “Belonging to the Women on Boards Directors Circle has given me the confidence and support to pursue interesting and challenging roles. Thanks Fiona and for all your support – I will definitely be needing all the knowledge I acquired on the Chairs course I attended at the beginning of the year.”

Ellen Farrell has joined The Wheel as a NED and member of Audit and Risk Committee. She said: “Women on Boards has been very supportive. I’ve attended several Women on Boards events and found them most helpful. I used Women on Boards website to draft my board CV and obtain feedback from attending a Women on Boards event. I also had a brilliant interview prep session with Rachel. Hence I’ve recommended Women on Boards to others.”

Lesley Cowley has joined Public Digital as a NED.

Beverley Simms has joined The British Horse Society as a Trustee – Specialist in EDI. She said: “From meeting you when you launched Women on Boards, to finally becoming a fully-fledged member. I look forward to developing myself in my new role and taking part in the various development opportunities Women on Boards has to support board roles.”

Laura Miller has joined the Advisory Board of Thames 21. She said: “The pre-interview prep with Rachel Tranter was of immense value in solidifying my confidence before I met with the interview panel. There was a very quick turnaround between the invitation to interview and the interview itself—I was able to fit into Rachel’s schedule the day before the panel occurred. Going through the brief with her in detail and talking about the organization and what I have to offer them put me into the right frame of mind to transition right to the interview the next day. Also, I believe one reason my CV and covering letter made such a good impression in the first place is because Women on Boards provides not only templates of how to do these, but through course and other online resources, the rationale behind them, the reasoning why they work.”

Liz Wilson has joined The Place, home of London Contemporary Dance School as a Governor. She said:  “Just wanted to thank you and Women on Boards for your help and support over recent years – particulary the interview coaching you gave me a couple of times.  It all eventually paid off! Women on Boards has been a brilliant resource in establishing and growing my board career, and I’ve benefitted greatly from many of the resources on offer. I particularly valued the masterclasses – which felt like a big investment at the time, but which were hugely worthwhile – and the one to one interview preparation coaching. Both helped me understand how to think like and present myself as a non executive rather than an executive, and that’s been a big part of my success in being appointed to the Board of Governors at The Place.”

Helen Dodds has joined Human Tissue Authority as a NED.

Kirsten Achtelstetter has joined Caredig as a NED. She said, “Women on Boards has been instrumental in helping me secure my first board role. From the Getting to C-Suite training course that forced me to reevalute how to add value as a senior leader to the “Succeeding to the Boardroom” workshop and the 1:1 CV review Julie did for me shortly after, they have all prepared me to present the best version of myself to the interview committee and ultimately secure the role.”

Caroline Bault has joined British Business Investments as a NED.

Catherine Hearn has joined the University of Roehampton as an Independent Member of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Catherine Waller is now a NED at Office of Rail and Road.

Cynthia Gordon has joined Bodycote plc as a NED.

Julia Goh is now a NED at Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Limited (BGHL).

Johanna McDowell is now an Advisory Board Member at Be the Business.

Vanessa Leung is now a Trustee at Lifting Limits.

Natalie Fortescue has joined Clean Power Hydrogen plc as a NED and Chair Audit Committee as well as being a Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Kristina Spasic has joined Northbank BID Limited as a NED, and is also now a Governor at Royal Grammar School Guildford. She said, “I attended a Women on Boards half day course at Natwest Group offices back in 2019 – this gave me the impetus to begin to consider Board roles as a way of broadening my experience and to help support other businesses and organisations with my experience and finance background.”

Janet Astall has joined Devolver Digital as a NED and Chair of Audit & Risk.

Karla Capstick is now a Trustee at Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. She said, “The Board CV Masterclass really supported my understanding and development to prepare for my first Board roles.. I found the sessions really insightful and helpful and really gave me the extra push I needed.”

Kathy Byrne has been appointed to two new NED roles at Just Retirement Limited and Partnership Life Assurance Company Limited.

Isabel Liu has recently been appointed to two roles: Board Director, Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited and Board Director at Utilico Emerging Markets Trust plc. She said: “I thought that I was already an experienced NED, but WoB has given me invaluable support, both general and specific, from how to pitch how I add value both in the CV and in interview, to how to be an effective board member or chair working with the executive.  Through webinars, networking and courses I have learned so much from the experience of other female NEDs, which is very hard to access otherwise.  Individuals at or introduced by WoB have supported me with their time and counsel to help me prepare for interviews or understand how to address a market sector. With this support I was simultaneously appointed to my first two listed company boards.”

Paula Jefferson is now a NED at Lakemor/CHPK.

Sarah Templey is now a Trustee at Thames Water Trust Fund. She said:  “The Women on Boards CV Masterclass and guides helped me focus my CV for a board level role.”

Maria Cussell has joined Andover Mind as a Trustee.

Kelly Kuhn is now a NED at SSP Group plc.

Amy Woolf is now a Trustee at Jewish Care.

Annie Coleman is now a NED at Strategic Equity Capital plc.

Carol Hagh has joined Chesnara plc as a NED.

Angela Spang is now Board Member and CEO at EveryBaby Ltd.

Sue Douthwaite is now a NED at British Business Investments.

Henrietta Hughes is now a NED at South Central Ambulance Service.

Alice Page is now a Trustee at The Racing Foundation.

Sophie O’Connor is now the Chair at Embark Group.

Laurie Benson is now a NED and Chair of RemCo at Bonhill Group plc.

Jackie Newbury is now a NED at Coriolis Technologies Limited.

Debbie Beaven is now Chair of Finance and Risk Committee at Community Forest Trust.

Helen Ramsay has recently secured a number of board roles: Technology Board Advisor at WTA Group; Trustee at The Engineers Trust; Public Governor for Oxfordshire at South Central Ambulance Service.

Becki Bradshaw is now a Member of Church Leadership Council and Trustee at Headington Baptist Church.

Henrietta Jowitt is now an Associate Fellow and Member of Principle’s Circle at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

Vikki Macleod is now a NED at AND Digital.

Margaret Rice-Jones is now a NED at Calnex Solutions.

Alison Thorne is now a Governor at Cardiff Met Uni.

Joanna Smart is now the Chair at Oxford Cancer Biomarkers. She said, “Women on Boards has been an invaluable source of timely advice, guidance and support, particularly on key governance issues.”

Jess McBeath is now a Member of the Advertising Advisory Committee at Advertising Standards Authority.

Amrita Aurora is now a Trustee at GirlGuiding UK.

Devyani Vaishampayan is now the Audit Chair at Norman Broadbent Group plc.

Sarah Cooper has joined the board of Wild & Kind as a NED.

Maryanne Matthews has joined the External Council of Queen Mary University of London.

Charlotte Morgan is now a Member of Court of Governors at the University of Westminster.

Georgina Mitchell has joined the board of Orbis Investments UK. She said, “Women on Boards has provided support throughout my journey to build a portfolio of NED roles. From advice on my CV to putting me in touch with people in similar roles prior to interview, the assistance provided has been invaluable”.

Toyosi Ariyo has joined the board of Five Talents UK.

Jackie Newbury, has joined the board of Coriolis Technologies Limited as a NED.

Debbie Beaven, has joined the boards of both NHS Trust IOW and Leap- Confronting Conflict.

Jane Ibbotson, has joined Canterbury Catherdral as NED of Chapter.

Lucy McClements, has joined Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as a NED.

Carys Williams, is now NED at IBAS- Independent Betting Adjudication Service.

Sue Douthwaite, has joined NEXA Finance as a NED.

Kirstie Macdonald, is now a member of the board of trustees at Fife Health Charity at NHS Fife.

Rhian Head, is now a Board Trustee at Sherman Theatre.

Sally Macdonald, is now NED at Fidelity Asian Values.

Charlie Hills, has joined the Family Holiday Association as a Trustee.

Mandy Donald, is now NED at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Hannah Nixon, is now Chair of the SSRO.

Palvi Shah, is now a Trustee at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Janet Dawson, is now a Trustee at Derbyshire community health services NHS Foundation Trust.

Trisha McAuley, is now Chair of the Strategic Panel for the Business Retail Water Market in England. she said, “Women on Boards has been hugely influential in the development of my non-executive career.”