Odgers berndtson
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Board, Chair & NED

Chairs and boards play a critical role in the strategic oversight, culture and purpose of organisations.

Having a cohesive board of directors with a wide range of talent, experience and diversity is a crucial asset for a chief executive and management team to capitalise on business opportunities and manage risk effectively. This is particularly true at a time of rapid business change, digital disruption, evolving business models and societal expectations.

Non-executive directors (NEDs) – also known as supervisory or independent outside directors – and chairs are a proven way of helping businesses of all sizes and ownership structures to gain access to valuable talent.

Odgers Berndtson provides support to identify the right chair or NED for you. Working in partnership, we identify skills gaps, the opportunities and risks within the business and fully understand the board and leadership team to find someone who will offer diversity of thought and perspectives. We then build an ideal chair or NED candidate profile and use this to identify and attract a range of talented candidates from a global pool.

The ideal chair or NED should have complementary skills and experience that will add value to the business on board matters including: 

  • Governance and risk management
  • Strategy, operations and people
  • Leadership succession
  • Cross-sector and cross-border insights
  • Sustainability, technology and purpose

As well as accessing a wider network of useful contacts.

Odgers Berndtson advises the world's largest corporations, including FTSE listed companies, ambitious small and medium-sized businesses, leading private equity firms, entrepreneurs and family-owned groups. As independent advisors, our ambition is to help our clients build exceptional boards which drive sustainable business growth.

We work together creatively to help our clients achieve a balance of skills, experience and diversity of thought on every board succession.


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