Non-Executive Directorship

Rigorous governance, empathy with organisational aims, support to the board as a team, ambassadorship.

Current Portfolio:

  • Chair of Finance Committee and Governor, CityLit
  • Chair of mySociety ltd and Trustee of its parent’s charity UK Citizens Online Democracy
  • Independent Chair, Improvement and Development Board for Town and Parish Councils.

 

Portfolio Growth Areas:

  • Commercial organisations engaging with public sector/local government
  • Social enterprises or public-sector spin outs who need someone who can bring commercial rigour but “get” the public sector history
  • Public sector organisations that require professional non-exec input (eg NHS Trusts, Housing Associations, NDPBs, Agencies)
  • Programme boards, audit committees or other governance boards that would benefit from independent external perspective.

Outline Credentials/Experience:

  • 18 years successful experience of being a non-exec
    • A large commercially innovative college
    • A BBSRC Research Institute
    • A high growth community charity
    • A turnaround job on a small arts charity
  • Understand commercial disciplines (Senior roles in NatWest, Veredus and Capita)
  • Experience: OD, HR, Search, Finance, Audit & Risk
  • Know how the public sector works, especially local public services
  • Deeply “get” the difference between non-exec and exec roles, the importance and the tools of board governance.