Non-Executive FD / NED FD.
Do you need an experienced Finance Director to join your board on a non-executive basis? We have a panel of experienced finance directors who are available for a few days per month or more to offer the support your business needs.
So, what is a NED?
A fresh pair of eyes from the outside looking in.
A non-executive director brings an external perspective to discussions around the board table. A fresh pair of eyes on the organisation’s performance, trends, strategy, culture, and much more. Their careers will likely bring useful complimentary skills to a board.
Approaching a non-executive role with the right approach is essential as the role provides challenge whilst bringing external perspectives. A trend evident in other companies and markets may for example be appearing in the company and this needs to be highlighted and addressed.
The executive management team are immersed within the company and sometimes may not see the wood for the trees, the role of the non-executive is to highlight issue as they develop as an experienced “outsider”.
An experienced person.
Boards need a complimentary combination and mix of skills to help them make effective decision on all aspects the business strategy and operations.
A board may be weak in areas such as finance and bringing a qualified accountant on to the Board makes sense.
Increasingly companies are bringing in skills SEO / Search Marketing professional to join their boards, bringing online marketing and digital skills to address weaknesses in companies’ online strategies.
An ear to the ground.
Building contacts and a network within an organisation and externally is a great skill to develop, by meeting the team underneath the executive layer on a regular basis, its possible to gain insights and an understanding that allows for more effective challenge to the executive. Likewise building contacts and experience within the industry helps to increase understanding of the niche a company operates in.
A committed board member.
A key part role of the non-exec is to attend and contribute to board meetings.
Meetings can be a few hours, or up to a full day, its important to read the papers before hand and develop relationships within the board so you can be effective and contribute appropriately. Each board will have their own dynamics and the Chairman is a key person as they set the scene and drive the agenda.
Often there will be sub committees to sit on, such as the Audit Committee and Remuneration committee.
Training for non-executives.
Its important that an Non-executive has appropriate training and the Institute of Directors (IOD) has courses that we recomend.
Many of our experienced NED’s have been on media training and public speaking courses, plus dispute resolution and team building skill development training.
An accountable director.
Responsibility. Being a Director brings with it legal obligations, these apply to all directors not just the executive team.
Who can be a non-executive director?
You need extensive skills to be a valuable director.
Is it worth it?
Non-executives are not necessarily involved for the financial reward, though this is part of the wider picture, a non-executive role is a way to use the skills you have developed over a career to the advancement of an organisation and for the improvement of others.
Our Non-Executive Director Candidates
Our candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, some are Part-Time FD’s and CFO’s others are entrepreneurs who have sold their businesses and are looking to share their knowledge and experiences in a postive way. Others are ex-government with deep experience within Local and National Government. We have a strong database covering a wide range of sectors and locations, so no matter the specialism and if you are looking for chairs or members, then FD Capital Recruitment are the people to speak to.
NED Chairs and specialist NEDs
We have strong candidates who have experience of chairing committees and boards, across the public and private sectors, and some both. Plus a lot of experienced non-executive directors looking for additional roles to fill out their diaries. FD Capital has many connections with Local and National Government, as some of our team are former and active politicians, so if you are looking for candidates that are well connected with Local and National Politicians then please make sure to reach out to our team and discuss your requirements, we will find the perfect NED or Chair for your business or organisation.
Here are some of the specialisms of our NED’s
- Finance Directors or Chief Financial Officers, FD’s or CFO’s
- Turnaround / Business recovery specialists
- HR professionals
- Politicians – Local and National
Plus many more besides.
We pride ourselves on always being friendly and professional, plus our approach reflects that we are team made up of FD’s and professional recruiters, so you can be sure of talking with someone who knows first hand what your issues and situation is likely to be. Many of our team have been entrepreneurs themselves so can really relate to our owner manager client base.
Because we are so experienced we always find the best non-executive candidates.
How can FD Capital help you recruit the right non-executive?
We have experienced Financial professionals with more than 25 years of business experience and online marketing specialists, so we are well placed to advise and provide experienced non-executives for your board.
We operate across the London and south east and West Midlands areas, our ambition is to grow the business to a national operation. Our team is made up of finance professional and experienced recruiters who between them have an extensive network of FD’s and CEO with a strong database of companies we have connections within.
Our FD’s are currently based in North London, South London, Crawley, Northampton, Birmingham and Telford, so we can provide coverage from South Cheshire down to Brighton on the South Coast. You can see our coverage on the footer of this page.
Call our main number today for an initial chat 020 3287 9501