FREE EVENT: De-mystifying the World of Non Executive Directorship

12:30 pm
1:30 pm

Exploring the Non Executive Directorship route is a popular option amongst our community. Due to its popularity, there are a lot of organisations who will be interested in selling you a service to help you get ‘NED ready’.

​Our facilitator for this event is experienced recruiter Lisa Kim MacLaren, who has spent some time looking at what is available. She’s been really impressed with what Sarah from Dynamic Boards has been doing, so we’ve invited her and a couple of non executive directors to come and share answers to:

  • ​What the landscape for NED work looks like right now
  • ​What are people recruiting NEDs looking for?
  • ​What practical steps can people take to get NED ready and what are the best resources?
  • ​What are the key things an NED does?
  • ​What can people expect to get paid?
  • ​What are the good/bad things about NED work?

​Owing to the small and interactive nature of most of our meetings, we are limiting numbers and will be operating on a first come, first served basis. It will be free to anyone to attend, but priority is offered to Brave Starts members.

About the Panel Members:

Sarah Pierman

​Sarah is a Non-Executive Director with experience on the boards of a specialist bank, a banking software company, a home care franchise operator and a charity. She is challenging the stuffy exclusive Non-Executive Director marketplace by making it free and easy to view all the NED roles from across the UK on

Sue Milton

​Sue is a governance specialist, covering corporate and IT governance.  Sue advises organisations on how to increase corporate effectiveness.  She also encourages company directors to take a more proactive and granular approach to risk and control management over their IT to support business resilience, and to integrate and demonstrate ESG within the strategy and culture of the organisation.

Thomas Saltiel

​Thomas was born and educated in Paris, France. After university in the UK, Thomas had a 30 year career as an International, Corporate and Institutional banker for major UK and US banks - in the UK, Europe and North America.

​Thomas graduated with the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and was a Public Elected Governor then an interim NED with St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust in SW London.

​Thomas has been chair of XTEND - The Executive Network, a self-help not for profit professional network - with 4 Special Interest Groups: Coaching, Interim, Lifelong Finance and NED (ably led by Sue Milton) - for the last 3 years.

​Additionally, Thomas is on the board of a Family Property Company in Paris.

Lisa MacLaren

​Lisa started her recruitment journey in 1997 with Hays.  Her expertise spans talent operations, sales, solutions, implementation, and client services.  She’s held senior leadership roles across Talent Acquisition and Total Talent Solutions with leading companies, and brings a wealth of expertise crafting talent strategies to drive forward business objectives. Lisa worked in Japan and Canada, has traveled globally and is passionate about leading diverse global teams and nurturing talent.

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