What Makes an Exceptional Independent Non Executive Director?

The role of the NED continues to evolve in line with the accelerating changes in the business environment. Boards need to be constantly looking ahead to ensure that their NEDs have the required skills and experience to drive best performance. The report investigates how the requirements of the role have changed since 2005 and provides valuable insight into the new demands being placed on NEDs, and on the evolving skill set of the very best. The research identifies in detail the factors that mark-out high performers, makes some timely recommendations on the NED recruitment and training process, and includes some thought-provoking opinions on the issues of age profile, experience and remuneration.