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


    Jean-Paul Rigaudeau

    Portfolio Chair / NED, including Chair, Fairtrade International

  • When 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. ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    Simon Allen

    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    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 ...


    Jeremy Williams

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