Non-executive Directors (NXDs) have, in recent years, become the subject of increased scrutiny and analysis, much of which has been well-documented in the media. This has led to NXDs having increased levels of responsibility and accountability, thereby increasing the support, knowledge, and experience required of them. In this context, this programme—a joint venture between FWB Park Brown and the University of Edinburgh Business School—is designed to be highly practical and is led by experienced Chairs and NXDs.
The programme focuses on the key issues every NXD should be aware of and also caters for those interested in all types and sizes of organisation—listed, private, entrepreneurial, SMEs, public sector, and not-for-profit. The programme was extended in 2019 to cover some of the faster growth areas in technology, where there will be increasing opportunities for NXDs, but where many may lack experience or knowledge.