Non executive directors for hire

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We’ve over 20 years of NED candidates on the site – please contact us to find out about the latest candidates that match your requirements.

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I have a wide experience of private sector management and professional environments enabling me to bring a distinctive, informed external voice to senior management discussions in small and medium sized businesses. I have worked for two top international law firms, been an Army officer, worked in many countries, been involved in major projects from planning, legal, negotiation, transaction and implementation perspectives, as well as being a legal director of a growing investment house.  Quote: Clarke.

I have Housing, Entrepreneurial business building, NFP, Leisure and Retail experience in Leadership, Communications/Change Management, Strategic Review and Operational roles. I would like to offer a broad-based portfolio of experience and skills as an NED to help an executive team to deliver their ambitions for stability & growth, change, increased impact & influence, and stakeholder and customer service. Ref: FFN.

An experienced and pro-active Board Level Chief Executive now seeking non-executive opportunities, leveraging many years of experience in start-up technology and service businesses to now help other ambitious organisations to grow. Someone who can not only read the numbers, but also empathise, coach, advise, challenge and support executives as they face the day to day challenges of building a successful business. Key skills include Strategy, Sales, Finance, Technology and Service Delivery. Quote: JGuthrie.

A highly experienced Business Manager/Non- Executive Director with a strong strategic background combined with organisational skills. Accomplished in building businesses including turnaround situations and with extensive contacts across the UK / international legal and financial services sectors. Has an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of financial services products and services together with risk management practices. Advocate of Corporate Governance practices with experience in the SME and the financial services sectors. Please email keithgrahamuk@gmail.com

I have over extensive advisory experience, a wide network of senior contacts, global experience and a track record of making change happen. I have advised some of the most prestigious companies on their strategies and through key transactions, my approach is always to coach and support whilst providing challenge to move forward. I have managed significant energy consulting practises and I am as happy in new environments building businesses from scratch, as I am in established larger organisations. My functional expertise is in finance, business strategy and transactions. Quote: Nanson.

An experienced and financially astute Managing Director/CEO with a strong track record in growing successful and profitable technology businesses. Leadership experience built on a track record of success in sales and general management. Previously roles include; board member of two major global IT/BPO companies, equity partner of SME business and Managing Director of FTSE listed business. Significant international experience.  A collaborative style and fanatical about customer satisfaction and ease of doing business with. Quote: Parrish.

John William Wates M. A. [Oxon] B. Sc, FRICS, Fedalah Ltd, 148, King Street, W6 0QU. T. 0208 741 7080. Former Chairman of the Wates Foundation [2010 – 2015] and Keymer Tiles Ltd [2012 – 2016].  Since 2006, Trustee of Hammersmith United Charities; since 2009 Founder and MD of Fedalah Ltd.  I have an MA degree in Modern History from Oxford University, B Sc Degree in Building Surveying from South Bank University and I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

An experienced international businessman with strong knowledge of sustainability.  In order to be as professional as possible, I have taken the FT Diploma for Non-Executive Directors, which allows me to understand how to optimise my contribution as an NED.  Quote: Fahy.

A highly strategic and pro-active Board Director with extensive experience of building/transforming companies for shareholder value.  Skilled in Corporate Strategy, Portfolio Management, Manufacturing & Technology Innovation, M&A/Divestments/IPO and Commercial Business Development, he also serves on the IET Innovations & Emerging Technologies Panel and as a mentor to SMEs for the Satellite Applications Catapult.  An Interim Manager of the Year finalist in 2014 for a major corporate transformation, he offers an enviable record in delivery, inspiring trust in working with stakeholders including private equity.  He is looking to add to his Board appointments to help steer the growth agenda or turnaround Companies.  Quote: Verkroost.

I have considerable experience working with both SMEs and charities as a Director, advisor and Company Secretary.  Sectors include technology, advertising, medical and religious charities.  I have also been a Pension Trustee.  Quote: Blumenthal.

A KPMG-trained chartered accountant [FCA] and accredited procurement professional [MCIPS].  I have worked for thirty years in many financial/accounting roles and have tremendous broadly-based business experience and acumen with excellent interpersonal, analytical and influencing skills. I currently run my own cost reduction company and have a proven record of adding real value to clients by generating savings of many millions.  With KPMG and PwC I specialised in strategic and business planning, improving corporate governance and commercial reorganisations for many high profile organisations [FTSE 100 companies, World Bank/IMF, UN, British/German Governments].  Also currently NED of a London-based company with specific responsibility for monitoring and managing risk.  I bring jargon-free, informed, impartial support and advice and City contacts.  Quote: PHM

A highly accomplished senior executive having worked in leading private and public companies in both the UK and overseas.  My career has included both leading a global business, doubling its size to over $300million, and also a long period in corporate finance.  Currently the Non-Exec Chair of a green energy firm. My passion is helping businesses realise their growth plans (either organic or acquisitive) whilst promoting sustainability.  Quote: MRF.

An entrepreneur with broad business experience gained from over 40 directorships over the past 30 years, principally in the financial services sector. Previous roles range from launching innovative start-ups, working with private equity and running large mature organisations with 2,500 employees and international operations. Operating in both growth and turnaround situations I have gained invaluable insight to help board members and shareholders manage growth, secure finance and realise their vision. Excited by innovation, new ideas and disrupting established markets, I’m interested in working with similar minded people to create value in rewarding situations. Quote: Bescott.

I am innovative and a sense maker. I have the ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way for all to understand.  I am a strong strategic thinker and I like solving complex issues related to strategic issues and innovation.  I have completed the certificate course at the IOD and would like to, in addition to my current work as head of Strategy and Research with small and medium companies in the digital ICT sector with specific focus on Digital Transformation.  I have an MBA.  Quote: Tersia.

Forward thinking CIMA qualified finance professional who has held senior roles within large multinational and small specialist Financial Institutions. With more recent experience gained advising fast growing small and medium enterprises. I have experience in Financial Services and Technology as well as a range of other sectors. I have experience of working as an interim/Part-time CFO & COO as well as an advisor to help companies plan for growth, uncover new opportunities, improve control and have insightful management information to make the right business decisions.  Quote: Boll.

Business lawyer with over 27 years of worldwide experience of working in leading multinationals such as GlaxoSmithKline, Colgate-Palmolive, Gillette, Parker Pen and Amgen, including 11 spent in Switzerland. Significant business development and project management experience at board level; M&A; Go to market structures/ corporate structuring and restructuring; High value commercial work including contract deals with major customers and suppliers; Compliance Programme development and delivery; Appointed as director to BoDs across Europe and in Switzerland; team leadership, recruitment and development; Leading cross functional teams in large scale business projects. Quote: BThomas.

I will get you there! Surrey based Economics graduate and MBA, Commercial Director/ MD, with corporate automotive, logistics and franchising transformation experience. Comfortable with strategy, planning, operations and sales and marketing, strong facilitation, coaching and public speaking skills, yet able to handle detail. Interested in NXD role where independence and integrity are needed. Quote: RWorlsey.

Internationally qualified lawyer with, Risk Management and Financial with over 15 years’ experience. Currently a NED for 2 UK and 1 European Financial Services Providers; key areas of experience include corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance and financial crime. Approved by UK and European regulators (banking, investments, payment services, Fintech). Able to combine commercially sound decision making with strategic and hands on approach to risk management. Qualifications – LLB, MA, MICA, Chartered FCSI. Quote: ICS.

Global Reach Partners helps businesses and individuals manage their foreign currency exchange risks through a wide range of products. We offer partnership opportunities to NEDs and C-level execs, through a mutually beneficial referral program. We mostly support SMEs, assisting them with managing currency exposure and maximising money savings during international transfers. The core benefit to our NED partners is they continue to earn commission after the introduction has been made, creating a substantial additional passive income stream. To find out more please email quoting Global Reach.

I have managed at, or near, board level for 20 years both in the private and public sector, also in the UK, Europe and the US, in a range of industries from Telecommunications, IT and Transport. I have set up and managed two very different companies, Telecoms/IT contracting and importing Orthopaedic shoes, been instrumental in the review and revision of the Articles of Association of a business consultancy network, a professional body and trade association.  Mentored a Managing Director in programme and project management and led Bid management teams in this country and Europe.  Quote: Runciman.

Experienced senior financial services professional. I currently hold Non-Executive Director positions on three bank Boards, including one as Chairman. Member of Audit, RemCo, and Credit Committees. Previously-senior regional and global managerial roles at Citibank,(UK Treasurer), Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank. Balance sheet and interest rate risk management, foreign exchange and options roles. Credit and lending experience in a Senior Banker relationship management role-invited to become a member of an elite global twenty-person team at Standard Chartered Bank responsible for bank’s top 100 clients, leading to Board level interaction through the financial crisis. I am a facilitator and problem-solver, with a highly developed appreciation of the pre-requisites for successful Board dynamics. Quote: Hessle.

A trusted professional company director with plenty of “grey hairs”, City, MBO/MBI, restructuring and corporate governance experience – also involved in substantial start-ups.  Seeking new challenges both nationally and internationally.  Quote: IFletcher.

Many opportunities in our globalised world lie at points of intersection, whether between public, private and social sectors; or between fast growing Africa and the established skills and expertise of the West.  I am a citizen of both Ghana and the UK, with a deep understanding of private, public and social sectors and their relationships, and strong experience of board governance and of developing and implementing strategy. I am looking for a NED role in a business wanting to strengthen its links to Africa. I am particularly interested in businesses that deliver social benefits as well as commercial results. Quote: Abraham.

Sector Experience Profile: Education Strategic Manager at Director Level; Project Management at director Level; Interim Management  at  Director Level; Sport In the Community Development Specialist (Non-Profit Making); Equality and Diversity Strategic Management at Director Level; Business Planning at Strategic Director Level; Corporate Governance (Chair); Human Resources and Industrial Relations ( including  TUPE).  Personal Skills: Natural Team Manager and Team Player; Excellent Communication Skills with Partners and Stakeholders; Excellent Analytical and Evaluation Skills; Proven ability to, manage people at all levels within an Organisation; Excellent attention to detail.  Quote: Emery.

Previous NED at Focus Wickes Ltd. Now Non Exec Chairman of MBO at plastic extrusion business [T/O £15M backed by private equity]. Also mentor at leading UK Garden Centre [family business T/O £10M]. Looking for 2 or 3 more NED positions in DIY/Gardening retail or manuf. Have turned round loss making retailers, acquired and integrated businesses and am now supporting executive management teams in SMEs in business planning, sales and marketing strategy and management KPI’s. Quote: David Pearson.