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Independent NEDs campaign

Revisit selection criteria for NED positions at corporates

The Forum believes that our members would make ideal NEDs at corporates as this is not only beneficial for them and their firms, but could result in material improvements to UK productivity.

We therefore urge corporates and recruiters to revisit their selection criteria for NED positions to focus on those with hands-on experience of ‘challenge & support’ leadership.

Serving as an NED requires an independent mindset so conflict rules should be less relevant. We therefore urge governance committees at professional firms to issue waivers to their partnership agreements to permit members of their current leadership team to serve as independent NEDs at corporates.

More information available on the campaign factsheet