Six steps to becoming a paid non-executive director
This webinar was delivered by David Duffy, founder & CEO of The Corporate Governance Institute. For many aspiring directors, getting a non-executive director role will be part of planning as they come to the end of their executive careers.
So, at this stage in their life, they are asking themselves how to be more applicable in the boardroom.
It’s a fact that in most countries there are more unpaid than paid non-executive director roles. The unpaid ones tend to be on the boards of charities, sports bodies, community groups or even state-funded organisations. For example, there are over one million non-executive directors on the boards of charities in the UK.
The primary six steps include:
- Assess your potential
- Position yourself in the market
- Build a market profile
- Harvest your network
- Make a plan
- Start today, not tomorrow
David W Duffy is the founder & CEO of the Corporate Governance Institute, an experienced board member, governance consultant and Ireland’s leading author on corporate governance. His last two books are “A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance” and “A Practical Guide for Company Directors”. David is considered an innovator in governance research and engagement and is an authority for all things board-related in Ireland and across Europe.
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