About Us

Our members are primarily experienced INEDs who have many years’ experience of operating at Board level. We represent their views, keep them up to date with training and offer high-level networking opportunities, amongst many other things. Our INEDs are equipped with our risk management tools to perform their roles properly, while minimising personal risk.

Gaining a first appointment is often the most difficult step for aspirant INEDs. To assist with this, we also help high caliber executives who are looking for their first INED roles. We do so on a selective basis in the following ways:

  • Our market leading Post Graduate qualification designed specifically for INEDs
  • Our one-to-one mentoring service
  • Exclusive introductions to firms searching for specific candidates
  • Providing the tools needed to effectively operate as an INED, such as initial due diligence upon appointment, risk management frameworks, ethics help, D&O gap cover, legal assistance etc.
  • Our leadership have direct involvement in the structure and content of all our training courses in order to ensure it is cutting edge and specifically geared towards the evolving risks that affect both INEDs and the companies they operate within.

The Association is governed by an Executive Board comprised of experienced financial services directors. The Founding Chairman is Gary Dixon who has over 30 years Executive, and over 15 years Non-Executive, experience across many companies, primarily within Financial Services.

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