The Role and Responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors

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Price £595 plus VAT

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The Role of Non-Executive Directors practical and inter-active course provides delegates with the essential knowledge and understanding to discharge these responsibilities. It gives an up-to-date review of best corporate governance practices. Delegates will learn the business benefits and drivers of good governance and gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of NEDs and of the dynamics of the boardroom.


  • The definition of a director and the different roles: chairman, CEO, executives, NEDs
  • Directors’ duties – legal responsibilities, degree of skill and care required, concept of “fit and proper”
  • The purpose of the board of directors – leadership, setting strategy and managing risk, monitoring the performance of management and creating an ethical business culture
  • The role of non-executive directors: challenge and scrutiny of the executive; adding value; and the issue of independence
  • Committee work
  • The key qualities required of NEDs
  • Practical steps: basis for appointment; the induction process; developing and assessing performance
  • Teamwork and board dynamics – inclusion and understanding
  • Governance hot topics: risk governance; accountability and the Senior Managers’ Regime; succession planning and the Nominations Committee; audit independence; directors’ remuneration


Executives, senior managers and professionals who are looking to become NEDs; existing NEDs looking to update and refresh their knowledge; company secretaries; members of the senior management teams in the public sector; internal auditors; in-house lawyers; HR professionals; ethics officers; directors and managers of companies seeking a listing in the UK; and executive search consultants.

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