Board KickStarter Breakfast
Board KickStarter Breakfast- March 2015
Take away messages:
Use your contacts - you don't need 300 of them, just five that matter.
Develop a one page resume.
It could take 6 - 12 months to find the right role for you - maybe more. Be patient.
Assess your appetite for risk and do your due diligence on any organisation you are considering joining as a NED.
A common - but not the only - pathway is to join a a not-for-proft board, then a government board and then a commercial board.
Don't be the Chair as your first NED role!
Feedback about the speakers:
"tips and hints from working Directors"
"hearing the real stories - strengths and weaknesses"
"two speakers and each with varied stories"
"hearing from speakers, especially their practical tips/experience"
"people speaking candidly from personal experience"
"speakers were both fantastic"
"great speakers - honest, forthright, practical"
"good presentations by both speakers and good structure having Q&A at end"
"passionate speakers - inspiring"