Becoming Boardroom Ready

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Boardroom Ready specialises in brokering personal development opportunities for senior executive employees from top-ranking organisations to join the boards of non-conflicting AIM listed, privately owned and SME companies as ‘guest observers’* for 12 months to gain real commercial boardroom experience.

The Boardroom Ready process:

  • We research a wide range of industries to find AIM listed, privately owned and SME companies to act as host boards
  • We interview the senior executive to understand their drivers, needs, motivation and commitment
  • If selected, they are coached to prepare them for discussions with potential host board, and then matched with a host board based on mutual benefits
  • Over the 12-month programme they have 3 further coaching sessions with one of our experienced NED coaches
  • They are mentored informally with the CEO / Chair of the host board throughout the programme
  • Our experts work with them to refine and enhance their Executive Bio and LinkedIn profile
  • They receive a signed copy of The Independent Director by Gerry Brown

* The role is for a ‘guest observer’ and is a non-paid role. To ensure that there is no confusion about their legal status, they are not appointed, nor do they act as a director, nor are they paid. They have no voting rights, do not instruct or direct the board in any way and are not part of the formal decision-making process. They do not form part of the quorum of a board meeting and are bound by the host board’s confidentiality rules. They can offer insights and opinions based on their expertise or experiences.

The benefits 

The sponsor organisation benefits by gaining practical experiential learning for the next generation of leaders by:

  • Retaining your top talent
  • Gaining boardroom ready executives
  • Creating fresh thinking from external insights / influences
  • Stimulating innovation and cross-industry ideas
  • Bringing diverse talent to board level

The senior executive gains real commercial board level experience through exposure to:

  • Decisions and governance at board level
  • Observation and contribution to board discussions
  • Non-conflicting, industry knowledge
  • External knowledge to be brought back to benefit their organisation

The host board gains:

  • A highly experienced executive
  • Market/ industry expertise to help grow their business
  • Fresh thinking from an organisation larger than their own
  • Insights and networking opportunities

For more information download the Executive Summary above and contact Heather White on:

Email:   heather@smarter-networking.com         Tel: +44 (0)129 670 6044   

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Independent Director

Clients of Boardroom Ready will receive a free, signed copy of The Independent Director