Much has been written on the importance of strong governance and over recent times, we have seen a marked increase in the number of experienced executives considering non-executive director appointments as a career option.
When in discussion with many of these aspiring directors, most appear well prepared in terms of understanding the roles and expectations for such appointments. However, completing the technical training requirement is only one step in the process.
I suggest that anybody considering a non-executive director appointment reflects on the following questions:
Finally, don’t leave it too late. It is increasingly common for Boards to seek candidates in the early to mid-forties age range with relevant experience to contribute. Remember non-executive director appointments are fiercely contested in today’s marketplace and you will need to be well prepared, well networked and skilled to stand out from the crowd.
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