The demand for Non Executive Directors never drops. If anything the competition for these positions increases in times of uncertainty.
Commercial board appointments are appealing for many because they offer an opportunity to build your career and you are likely to be remunerated.
Each sector (Government; Private and Not for Profit) have different sorts of board opportunities and all of which have different degrees of governance responsibilities risk and rewards.
Starting early on developing your board career is great in theory – but what do you do when life gets in the way.
People incorrectly think that they don’t have the right level of skills or experience to sit on boards. This is untrue if you are clear on what sort of board you would like to sit on.
Where to begin with no board experience: Leveraging your executive experience into a board appointment
A vast number of skills and level of experience are valued at board level. It is not just those with board experience who get appointed to boards.
An effective board profile can make the difference between being appointed or not even seen for an interview.