Why should you have a Non Executive Director on your Board?
- Your business is a start up and / or looking for funding. A NED can bring a wealth of experience in many business areas that may be lacking in the boardroom of a new business. Even financial backing!
- Connections and contacts. As an experienced NED, I come with a wealth of contacts in different industries. Useful for opening doors to new customers and markets or getting better deals on services or equipment
- A fresh pair of eyes. As a NED doesn’t work in the business full time I can often see issues more objectively and that fresh input can often lead to objectives being met quicker
- A NED will hold you accountable. Ever held a Board Meeting and then not carry out the action points because you’re “too busy”? As a NED, I will check in with you at regular intervals and you have more chance of getting things done if you’re accountable to someone
- A NED can add value to a board by not only providing experience and knowledge that other directors may not have, but also by being able to take a more objective view of issues affecting the business. As a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IoD my training and qualifications combined with real life experience can definitely add value to your board.
Colin Findlay, CEO Severn Glocon Group:
“When looking for a Non Exec to support your business, it’s important that you find the knowledge and experience, but also that you find incisive thought, encouraging support and someone that looks ahead not just at the present. Tim has all of these attributes and wraps them up in a very social and professional way.
I’d recommend Tim to any business looking to develop culture and manage change.”
Rob Bartlett, Director and CEO of The British Valve & Actuator Association:
“I have had the great pleasure of working with Tim on the BVAA Board, most of his 7 years with us being as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Tim always had a superb grasp of the issues, and importantly always instinctively knew the correct way in which we should tackle them, even when sometimes these could be challenging or unpalatable.”