Looking to secure your first NED role?

Download our free guide to kickstart YOUR journey to the Boardroom

We know it’s not always as straightforward as you might think securing that first NED/Trustee position...

  • You may be at the beginning of your journey and want to ensure you have all bases covered

  • You may have found positions, but not been successful.

  • You may even have found there are barriers to your progress.

Through our vast experience working with candidates and recruiting boards, we KNOW we can help you make the move from Exec to Non-Exec.

We’re called Boardroom Ready for a reason.

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"Heather is very organised and will help you to focus on what's relative to your objectives. Her personality is very fitting for the work she does and it's like having a chat with a friend. I would definitely recommend Heather for anyone looking to step up their career game"

Start your journey to the Boardroom today

Every goal starts with a plan. To help begin your journey to being Boardroom Ready, we’ve got the expertise and skills to ensure you take the right steps towards the Boardroom.

'10 top tips for securing your first NED role':

  • How and where to start looking for a NED / Trustee role

  • What to do and when. Early planning and preparation are essential

  • Key knowledge and insights into the world of the boardroom

  • BONUS ‘Demystifying how to make the transition from Exec to Non-exec', an exclusive, no-nonsense interview with Bryan Foss (Digital NED, Risk & Audit Chair, Visiting Professor, Founder, NED Coach, and Regulatory Advisor) where he shares his insider’s secrets.

“Heather White and I first met at the FT NED Club in 2015 when Heather was on a panel about the importance of networking in a NED search. Subsequently, Heather was instrumental in helping me successfully address the Catch 22 situation of: “You have a great executive experience, good that you want to become a NED, what is your NED experience?”. Recently, I invited Heather to present a talk at XTEND on “5 to 10 things you must do to find a NED role”. As I expected, Heather was very candid in laying out the current state of play in the NED sphere and very honest about what needs to be done to increase chances of landing a NED role”




Boardroom Ready specialises in 2 key areas to support your journey to the board:

  • Providing placements onto a commercial board to gain hands-on experience - giving you the upper hand in a formal recruitment process
  • Coaching you on how and where to find your first NED / Trustee role

We understand the journey you are embarking on and have experts to support you every step of the way.

If you know you’re ready and would like a Boardroom Ready coach, from Smarter Networking,

to support you in your journey then…

Contact Heather White today at heather@smarter-networking.com

What Are You Waiting For?

Let’s Help You Secure Your first NED ROLE!