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Testimonials

  • Mike and I met in 2017 through the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, during which Mike delivered a presentation about “Securing your First NED Role” and addressed ...

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    Jean-Paul Rigaudeau

    Portfolio Chair / NED, including Chair, Fairtrade International

  • In 2015, I brought my 28 year City corporate finance career to a close. I planned to create a second career as a portfolio NED, but recognised that my CV needed a lot of work. ...

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    Andrew Kitchingman

    Portfolio NED including NED, MPAC Group plc

  • I met Mike via the Financial Times NED Diploma which I have just successfully completed. I initially approached him for guidance on preparation of a CV tailored for the ...

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    Robert Hunt

    NED Policy Connect, Chief Corporate Officer, Veolia UK

  • Mike's clarity of thinking and strategic know-how helped me significantly to re-form my CV for the non-exec eye. His suggestions were all useful and the benefits not just to my ...

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    Clarissa Farr

    Portfolio NED Education/Arts sectors including Trustee, The British Museum

  • Working with Mike I have been able to build a tight and compelling CV appropriate for the NED environment.  The process we went through was exceptionally thorough, talking ...

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    Simon Allen

    NED Wonga Group Ltd and former COO, AON UK Ltd

  • As an exited entrepreneur and with one Chairman role already in my portfolio I was keen to improve my networking to source further Chair / NED opportunities. I met Mike through ...

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    Arjen Heeres

    Chairman Planon, former COO & Co-founder, Quintiq

  • The transition from executive to a non-executive board member requires an in-depth knowledge of the process. Mike helped me understand the nuanced process and provided valuable ...

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    Isabelle Djian

    Portfolio NED, Alternative Investment Sector

  • Working with Mike has been really helpful. The career review to identify my key skills and experience to promote for NED roles, the NED focused CV and the candidate ...

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    Junaid Jafar

    Portfolio NED, Investment and Family Office Advisor

  • I was introduced to Mike through a contact and it quickly became apparent that he is someone who knows the NED space thoroughly and, given that it is his area of ...

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    Charles Brock

    Portfolio NED, Fund Management & Not for Profit sectors

  • Mike’s coaching skills represent a unique combination of being relentlessly encouraging and upbeat and being courageous and experienced enough to be brutally honest by telling ...

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    John Dunn

    Portfolio NED focused on family businesses & former Partner Jones Day

  • Sometimes you know when you, or others, need help. I think it is a key skill to being a successful NED. I was in that position six months ago. I completed the Financial Times ...

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    John Raisin

    Asset Management sector, Chair Merseyside LGPS Board

  • There are many challenges when moving from an executive to a non-executive career. An independent review of your skills and background is always valuable and Mike provided me ...

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    Martin Broomfield

    Portfolio NED, Financial Services sector

  • With three successful phases to my senior executive career; partner private practice accountancy, private equity investor (including investor NED work) and interim turnaround ...

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    Richard Oirschot

    Portfolio NED including NED The Insolvency Service

  • I met Mike in 2016, when we were introduced regarding potential NED opportunities in private companies. He was able to provide insightful CV development for me and we worked ...

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    Jeremy Williams

    Portfolio NED, Marketing Services sector, former CEO & Co-owner ScopeMedical