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KPMG Connect On Board – are you considering a non-executive director career?

ICAEW members in the UK can explore non-executive opportunities through an online platform provided by KPMG.

Connect On Board has been designed to help non-executive directors, both aspiring and experienced, find roles. It also helps organisations who are seeking non-executive director (NED) candidates from a wide talent pool.

To attract talented people from diverse backgrounds requires a change in approach and recruitment processes. Melanie Richards, Vice-Chair at KPMG, believes everyone in business should be represented both at board and executive level. A view shared by Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of GSK and Chair of the Hampton Alexander Review, who was interviewed about gender diversity in British business.

Sir Philip said “It is clear that the voluntary business-led framework to improve the number of women at the top of British business is working and it is time to extend the focus beyond the boardroom with FSTE 100 companies aiming for a third of their all-important leadership roles to be occupied by women by the end of 2020. We don’t underestimate the challenge the new voluntary target presents for many FTSE companies. However, we are encouraged by the breadth of experienced women ready and willing to step up, the significant efforts underway in many companies on this agenda and the ability of British business to work together to bring about change when it is needed.”

To watch this interview and others, visit the “Perspectives” page on Connect On Board.

ICAEW members in the UK are invited to register on Connect On Board, for consideration to be included. To join you need to submit a CV showing a solid foundation of executive roles, any prior board experience (UK and/or overseas), thorough awareness of corporate governance issues boards need to comply with, and a deep business/sector understanding. Please note all candidates will be subjected to a verification process.

Alternatively, if you know of anyone seeking a NED we can register them as an organisation, giving them the ability to advertise the role and search from over 750 candidates currently on the platform. Follow the steps above to register and state that you would like to join with a “business” profile.

Connect On Board is free to use and allows members to convey the full breadth of their skills, experience, and career ambitions. It is supported by several organisations including, ICAEW, IoD, CBI, ICAS, Institute for Family Business, the Quoted Companies Alliance and several leading executive search firms. If you have any questions please contact the Connect On Board team.

Corporate Governance Group, March 2017