Building your board
The role of Chair / NED is critical in shaping your business and this is never more important than during periods of growth and change.
During such times, having the right people supporting your leadership team is essential. Whether you're an investor seeking to support an inexperienced leadership team, or you're scaling your business and looking to add direction and experience to your board, bringing in an industry thought-leader can be transformational. The right Chair or NED can be key in securing investment and acting as a bridge between investors and management; navigating the challenges of growth; giving support to the CEO and leadership team; and providing mentorship.
We work closely with our clients to understand their business, vision and goals, company culture and the make-up of their board, so that we can identify the right individuals to help accelerate business growth. We understand the dynamics between board and leadership team, and the need for alignment and shared vision – but also the value of diverse thinking, background, experience and skills to provide the challenges a business needs to thrive.
Leadership at every stage
For nearly a quarter of a century we’ve partnered with cutting-edge technology and life sciences companies – defining, engaging and appointing the non-executive leadership that’s key to their success. From attracting investment and talent, through product commercialisation and market penetration, to regulation and governance, these influential individuals provide invaluable support and guidance - at every stage of growth.
The right Chair/NED will have skills and experience complementary to the leadership team and be able to add insight and expertise in the following areas:
• Governance and risk
• Sector / technology expertise
• Fundraising and investor networks
• Strategy, operations and people
• International growth
• Accessing and developing a wider network
We’re proud of the deep, diverse network of non-executive leaders that we’ve built, and the impact these individuals have had on the technology sector – from start-ups, through scale-ups and into maturity. We engage with this network regularly, through our hosted dinners and leadership events, and frequently seek their counsel when executing global searches across a host of subsectors. This, combined with deep sector research, has given us extensive reach into this corner of the candidate market.
Whether you're looking for support for expansion to the US or other global markets; or a deeper understanding of a particular element of your business, we have the knowledge and experience to access and attract the individuals who will have a fundamental impact on your success.