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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 NED Diploma in July 2017 and I knew my CV was not fit for networking. I contacted Mike. Two variations of my CV, each of four pages plus appendices very quickly became one CV document, two and half pages in length and focused on generating interest in me as a non-executive with my target audiences. It was a transformation. In addition to helping me present myself more effectively Mike also has considerable knowledge across the NED market. He flagged up to me some prospective regulatory changes within one of my target markets which may result in a considerable number of independent non-executives being required in 2018. I am now monitoring this very closely!

John Raisin

Asset Management sector, Chair Merseyside LGPS Board