Success Stories: On Board

On Board is where WOB lists women within the network who we know are getting onto boards. This number is now over 700! 


Have you taken on a new board role since you got involved with WOB?  If so, please let us know at contact@womenonboards.co.uk. We don't mind where you found the role, what size the organisation is or what sector; this page is about celebrating success and inspiring others.

Find out more about why your success finding a board or committee role is important to WOB here

On Board 2017

Marion Ellis, has been appointed to the Shadow Surveying Board at Countrywide Surveying Services. "On a personal level since joining WoB UK I became a school governor at the end of last year and I am now appointed to this Shadow Board – your support and resources have helped me not only gain these positions but also to help me raise my profile to be taken seriously at this level."

Alice Hynes, Director and Higher Education Consultant with APC Futures Ltd, has been appointed to the Architects Registration Board. "Having used Women on Boards to recruit governors when I was a University Clerk, I participated in the 'Getting Started' course and had a one on one conversation with Rowena Ironside as interview preparation. I found both most helpful in gaining confidence to apply successfully for this national board role."

Elisabeth Stheeman, Supervisory Board Member of Aareal Bank AG and TLG Immobilien AG and Senior Advisor at the Bank of England, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Korian SA.

Joanne Thompson, CEO, Penrillian, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust UK. "Thank you very much for the help and support in getting there!"

Dee Lehane, has been appointed as an independent NED on the board of ARGO Group International Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda based global insurer, listed in the US.

Samantha Reed, Risk, Compliance and Culture Senior Manager, PwC, has been appointed as a Trustee of Smart Works, Greater Manchester.

Emma Robertson, Reward Director, PwC, has been appointed as a Trustee and Chair of the Elm Grove Kids Club Committee, Manchester.

Maria Ingold, Founder & CEO, mireality, has become a Member of the Industrial Advisory Board at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex.

Helen Webster, CEO, Aberdeen Life / Head of Product Management UK & Ireland, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, has been appointed to the Scottish FA's newly established Equality and Diversity Advisory Board (EDAB)."I have been to a number of your events and recently attended a webinar which I found really useful in helping me prepare for the interview I attended for this position.  I feel that the advice I have received across these various events made a big difference and gave me the confidence and skills to be successful in getting a place on this panel, right from adjusting my CV to thinking about the questions they might ask and how I would answer them."

Jane Alexander, has been appointed as an Independent Member of Council of The Royal Veterinary College as well as becoming a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. "Thank you for all your help. My completely re-written CV following the masterclass last July was a critical factor in this success, I know."

Jane Alexander, has been appointed as a Governor (Trustee) of The Place, The Contemporary Dance Trust.

Rowena Ironside, Chair of WOB UK and NED at Digital Catapult, will Chair the Nesta Open Up Challenge Judging Panel. The Open Up Challenge is a £5 million prize fund designed to stimulate participants to build apps, tools and services that use new open banking APIs to transform how small businesses use financial services.

Helen Pert has been appointed as a Trustee on the Board of Best Beginnings. "I would like to thank you and your team at Women On Boards, especially Fiona Hathorn and Julie Ashworth for your support in my search. Your drive and energy in your work is inspiring, and most importantly you gave me the confidence and 'know how' to be successful."

Sarah Matthew, President of the Global Healthcare Practice at Golin, has been appointed as a Lay Member of NHS Blood and Transplant. "WOB has proven to be the most valuable resource: both in terms of helping me match my skills and experience with the most suitable opportunities and in guiding me through the application process for this position. In addition to the suite of resources on the website, the WOB team helped connect me with other members with relevant expertise and I could not have felt more supported."

Dawn Wright has been appointed as a Governor at Harris Academy Bermondsey. "Thank you WOB for introducing me to the Harris Academy CEO at your Academy Boardroom Conversation".  

Gwen Ventris, Managing Director, More Than One Ltd, has been appointed as Executive Chairman of Speakerbus Group.

Sally Penni, Barrister, Kensworthy Chambers, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Arawak Walton Housing Association. 

Romy Murray, Director, White Spider Climbing, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on Nomura Europe Holdings and Nomura International plc’s Boards. The support in the WoB CV course in March 2016 really helped as did the support from several WoB members on route.”

Hannah Dickinson, Director of What We Do Matters, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Relate Mid Yorkshire. "The weekly list of board positions was and is a real inspiration, reading through the skills required I realised that my corporate experience could add real value to a Third Sector board. And I often quote Fiona when encouraging others to take the plunge "Women don't need training, they just need information!"

Fiona Spencer, Owner Fiona Spencer Ltd., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) where she is also Chair of the Appointments & Remuneration Committee. “WOB is such a great resource when developing a portfolio career providing both information and inspiration.”

Julia Possener,  Solicitor (non-practicing) and Founder & Director, JCP Consulting, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Lancashire Care NHS FT. "Having left the main-stream corporate world after nearly twenty years, I have made some really interesting and inspiring contacts through Women on Boards. I was encouraged to have conversations (networking!) with headhunters and chairs to raise my profile and be more proactive in letting the “gatekeepers” know I was interested and competent for a NED role.  I was also encouraged to look at other types of appointments to support my board career and am a lay member of Lancaster University Management School Ethics Committee.  These informal tips were invaluable."

Suzanne King, M&A consultant in the exhibition industry, has been appointed Treasurer of the Women’s Sport Trust after seeing the position advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board . “Attending the Getting Started workshop helped me shape my ideas about the type of role and organisation I thought I could add value to.”

Hannah Woodcock, Senior Legal Counsel, Arrow Global Group plc, has been appointed as a Trustee/Non-Executive Director of n-compass North West Limited.

Jane Mitchell, CA, Aberdeenshire, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at ANM Group, commencing January 2017. "Being a member of WOB and seeing the various roles being advertised on a regular basis inspired me to accept a Non-Executive Director role at one of the largest and most progressive farmer-owned Agri-businesses in the UK."

Sally Spencer, Group Talent Director, Carillion plc, has been appointed as a Director and Trustee on the Board of Carillion Pension Plan Trustees Limited as of 1st January 2017.

On Board 2016


Ruth Daniels, General Counsel at MBNL, has been appointed as Independent Chair of the Board at Rounders England.  "As well as the fantastic resources and support that WOB provides, the specific event WOB held, regarding becoming a NED of a Sports NGB, was instrumental in me being able to secure my first Chair & sports appointment."

Susan Young, Head of Retail Customer Support, RBS England & Wales, has been appointed as a Trustee of Women in Sport. "Women on Boards has helped me tremendously in my pursuit of a NED position.  I have benefited from many interactions with Women on Boards along the way. These have included attending workshops and events, being connected with industry experts in advance of interviews as well as direct one to one advice on application and interview technique.  I am extremely grateful to Women on Boards and would not have secured this position without them – thank you!"

Tracy Maeter, Managing Director, JP Morgan, has been appointed as Director of WHYY (regional public media corporation), Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Director of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation. "I knew it was the right time to get involved in my community and thank you to WoB and Rowena for your insights and coaching in approaching my first not for profit board roles. You were a wonderful catalyst!"


Lucy Woods, Director of Corporate Rhythms Ltd, has been appointed as a Director on the Board of Automotive Insurance Solutions Group plc as well as becoming a Trustee of the Magnolia House Charitable Trust. "I am delighted to see WOB growing opportunities for women and making it easy to identify Non-Executive positions."

Lindsay Law, Senior Manager, Strategic Programme Assurance, RBS, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Scottish Women’s Aid."I have been inspired by Women on Boards and the work they are doing to encourage all women to fulfil their potential. This has given me the confidence to seek a second board role, and continue to develop the breadth and depth of my skills as a Director." 

Jane Crombleholme, Head of Executive Education, Alliance Manchester Business School,  has been appointed as Chair at NHS Stockport CCG as well as becoming a Trustee of Coaching Inside and Out. "I had been a member of Women on Boards for a while as I thought it was such an important organisation. However it was only when I started attending events that I realised that I should shout more about the positions I secured so that WOB could see the impact they were having and those women working towards board level positions could see that it is achievable."

Wendy Scott, Director, Institutional Client & Credit Management, RBC Capital Markets has been appointed to the board of Gingerbread.“The Women on Boards website provided the inspiration to find opportunities to use my skills at board level.”

Marian Evans, NED at CFS was appointed Governor at Ysgol Y Dderwen in September and joins FAB Ltd (Federation of Agricultural Brokers ltd) as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Hazel Warwick, Housing and Regeneration Consultant & Chair of Business South has been appointed as a Trustee of Emmaus Hampshire from November 16. "Membership of WOB was useful, as it encouraged me to seek a charity position with more confidence."

Dr Jacqueline Baxter, Lecturer in Public Policy and Management , The Open University Business School , has been appointed as a Trustee of The Fawcett Society."Women on Boards provided some great insights into the wide range of opportunities available along with resources to fill in any gaps knowledge wise."

Judit Seymour (Sogan), Owner, Sogan Consulting, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the joint Audit Committee for the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police. 

Elisabeth Davies, Deputy Chief Executive of Arthritis Care, has been appointed as the Senior Independent Director to the Board of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Sally Britton, a consultant working on change and responsibility, has been appointed as Chair of Investing for Good, which is a leading social finance intermediary mobilising capital for social good.

Yvette Forrester, Vice President, EMEA Corporate Program Management Office, BNY Mellon, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Digibridge Community Interest Company. "By regularly receiving WOB emails I was encouraged to not only seek a NED role but also by announcing it encourage others to pursue these opportunities too."

Catherine Scivier, former Chief Operating Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has been appointed as a Trustee of the National Cancer Research Institute as well as becoming a Trustee of nCompass Northwest. "Before taking on these roles I participated in Women on Boards 'Getting Started' webinar and had a one on one conversation with Fiona Hathorn, both of which were invaluable."

Catherine Wall, Chairman, Signum Technology Ltd, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Greenwood & Coope Ltd.

Claire Singers, Communications Consultant, has been appointed to the Board of IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation).

Suzanne Meikle, Vice President, BNY Mellon, has been appointed as Secretary of The Shetland Sheep Society. "WOB encouraged me to 'work out loud' and is the reason that I have shared this achievement. I hope others can see that all our commitments inside and outside of our place of work count towards our development journey."

Dorcas Cumming, Solicitor, has been appointed as a Trustee of English Rural Housing Ltd. "Before accepting this post I attended WOB's workshop "Getting Started: Realising your board potential". This workshop was both useful and encouraging".

Kym Lang, health promotion specialist at pip nutrition, has been appointed as a Trustee of Bowel Cancer UK. "I became a member of Women On Boards before my interview and was able to access many useful articles and resources, and the telephone advice from Rowena was excellent. I have since encouraged several friends to look into becoming a Trustee / NED and to join WOB."

Jenny Willott, former MP and Minister and now Director of Enterprise and Innovation at St Mary's University, Twickenham, has been appointed as a Board Member at The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).

Meg Munn, Non-Executive Director of the Esh Group and a Governor of Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at the Phone-paid Services Authority, commencing 1st January 2017, for a three year term. "The 1-1 support for interview was excellent. It was really helpful to talk to a non-exc of a similar organisation. She really took the time to read about the role and gave me considered advice. Understanding the issues that such a board considers and the environment in which it operates gave me greater confidence going in to the inverview. The advice on preparing for an interview in the resource section is also recommended - it ensured I felt really prepared."

Amanda Rendle, Director, Jaren Consulting Ltd, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Tesco Bank.

Rosehanna Chowdhury, Senior Advisor, Cabinet Office, has been appointed as a Governor at the London School of Economics. "WOB is a fantastic initiative and a great source of inspiration for more women to lean in!"

Samantha Gordon, Owner, Samantha Gordon Consulting, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the British Basketball Federation.

Beverley Walker, Managing Director, BlueWind Consulting Ltd, has been appointed as a Trustee of Arran EcoSavvy Community. "I was offered this position as a result of my volunteer contributions to this charity. If it hadn't been for attending WOB seminars, I might have accepted blindly - being flattered by the offer;or not knowing what it meant, been too nervous to accept. However I was able to step into this role with confidence afer training with WOB because a) I knew what the role and responsibilites of a Trustee entailed, and b) I was able to read all documentation/accounts/minutes etc and actually knew what I needed to be looking for. Thanks WOB!"


Julie Clay, Freelance PR & Marketing Consultant, Julie Clay Consulting Ltd, has been appointed as a Trustee of Citizens Advice Milton Keynes. "The advice from the WoB training day was invaluable. Especially in terms of tapping into informal networks. Without doing that I wouldn't have even know about the opportunity let alone having been recommended to them. So thanks very much."

Rebecca Joyce, has been appointed as an Independent Trustee on the Board of Trustees of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), as well as becoming a member of the Finance Committee. "I found the opportunity advertised on the WOB website and the Getting Started workshop was a very good source of information and helped me focus my approach. Rowena was very helpful in providing me with tips on interview techniques and I found some contacts on the "On Board" page who were able to give me some useful insights into organisations similar to IOSH which helped me with the presentation that I was required to make and with the types of questions that I should ask at interview."

Valerie Robert, previously Chief HR Officer, Archroma, has been elected onto the Global Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation (ICF) commencing January 2017. "I am thrilled with this opportunity to contribute to an organization that shares my personal passion. I want to thank Rowena for her guiding me during the selection process."

Alison Chan, a Clifford Chance banking and finance lawyer, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Alexandra Rose Charity, a charity tackling food poverty and healthy eating. "I've been keeping a close eye on listings on WOB for some time and was thrilled when this opportunity to get involved in something I'm passionate about came up. Fiona and Rowena offered great suggestions on my cover letter and NED CV and the rest came down to my experience and interests filling a gap in the current board."

Caitriona Whelan, Head of Compliance & Controls - Payments, RBS, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Payments Administration UK. "As a member of WOB I was inspired to pursue a NED position with a greater degree of confidence."

​Caroline Hitch, Global Multi Asset Analyst, HSBC Global Asset Management, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Standard Life UK Equity Income Trust plc, commencing 1 January 2017.

Susan Speller, Director, R&D IT, GSK, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Anglian Learning Trust. "WOB provided valuable training and networking opportunities to support me in my Non Exec journey and I will be looking for more as my journey continues."

Maria Darby-Walker, NED and Communications Director, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. "Fiona and the team at Women on Boards gave me the energy and get up and go to build a portfolio; their support is invaluable."

Chloe Targett-Adams, Senior Counsel, Formula One Group, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Snowsport England.

Amanda Calvert, Founder and CEO, Quince Consultancy, has been appointed to the group board of The Guinness Partnership Limited, the sixth largest Housing Association in England. "WoB has given me inspiration, support and confidence to apply for a bigger role having started on my NED journey a couple of years ago. Thank you."

Amy Jackson, Director, Oxtale Ltd, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Royal Forestry Society, a role she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board. "Thank you for the training I attended and for advertising these roles."

Sue Hall, NED at Yorkshire Housing, has been appointed as a NED and member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the Valuation Office Agency.

Elisabeth Stheeman, Supervisory Board Member of Aareal Bank AG and TLG Immobilien AG and Senior Advisor at the Bank of England, has been appointed to the Council of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce.


Katie Kapernaros, Director, IBM, has been appointed as a Trustee of Smart Works Reading. "I joined WoB last year and I was successful in getting this role, sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board, a few months ago. The articles, webinars and briefings have been so useful in helping me frame my plans for future portfolio roles."


Eme Dean-Lewis, Senior Manager - Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco, has been appointed as Treasurer at Smart Works Reading. "I first learned of this charity from the WoB vacancy list which is a great resource. Thanks for the encouragement, CV feedback and interview preparation which has led to this appointment. Delighted!"


Yvonne Lumley, Director, people-factors, has been appointed to the Alumni Advisory Board at Loughborough University.

Beth Murray, External Affairs Director at social business Catch 22, has joined the board of The Nominet Trust, the social tech funder, as a Trustee. Beth sourced this role via the WOB Vacancy Board.

Joanne Theodoulou, former General Counsel, NetOTC, has been appointed as a Member of Mind's Council of Management. "Thank you for your encouragement and support along the way."

Julie Currie, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Lloyd's Bank Foundationhas been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the newly formed Department for International Trade board, under Liam Fox and she has also become Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. Julie sourced this role via the WOB Vacancy Board and the role was highlighted in WoB's weekly email. "WoB has been hugely influential in this outcome, from the first Realising your Board Potential session circa 18 months ago, to your invitations to C Suite events and finally to the nomination as one of Cranfield's Top 100."

Mary Davies, Economic Consultant and Director of Economic Policy Associates Ltd, joined the Board of Breast Cancer UK (BCUK) as a Trustee and Director in July 2016. Mary has recently taken on the role of Deputy Chair of BCUK.

Irena Postlova, Senior Adviser, EBRD, has been appointed as an elected Trustee of The Downlands Trust. "Thanks for your help in exploring the range and nature of roles available, and in preparing a non-executive CV."

Annette Pendry, Consulting Director, Oracle, has been appointed as a Trustee of Smart Works Reading. "Thanks to WoB for the workshop at Oracle."

Marcia Cantor-Grable, Group Risk, Director, Prudential plc, has been appointed as a Lay Member on the Regulation Board of the IFoA (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) with effect from 9 November 16. "I found this role via the WoB website where, intermittently, I had been looking for a regulatory linked role in financial services in areas covering my interests. I encourage anyone to keep checking the postings - you never know what you might come across."

Sue Gallone, has been appointed as a Trustee and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee at Breast Cancer Now. "I found lots of roles of interest on the WOB Vacancy Board and thank you for the invaluable advice about making the change to a non-executive CV."

Roisin Donnelly, former Procter & Gamble CMO, has joined Bourne Leisure and Just Eat as a Non-Executive Director.

Claire Misata, Senior Relationship Manager, BNP Paribas Securities Services has been appointed to the Fundraising Committee of the charity Making the Leap.

Elizabeth Sipiere, has been appointed to the board of Brady plc as a Non-Executive Director. WOB introduced Elizabeth to Hanover Fox, the executive search firm handling this position.

Joanna Dennis, Director and Owner, Rosemary Bookkeeping, has been appointed to the board of Home-Start UK as a Trustee. "Thanks WOB UK for inspiring me to apply."

Brigid Sutcliffe, has been appointed to three new roles this year: Audit Chair and Non-Executive Director of the National Physical Laboratory, the same role at BRE Group and Chair of CDS Co-operatives, a housing association. "I found two of my three new roles on the WOB Vacancy Board, which for me, is an invaluable resource for capturing the publicly available NED positions in one place."

Ama Ocansey, Legal Counsel at BNP Paribas has been appointed to the board of the Financial Inclusion Forum.

Elspeth Hendry, Programme Manager, Business in the Community Scotland, has been appointed Board Director of East Ayrshire Womens Aid (EAWA). "My application to the EAWA board and membership to Women on Boards happened in parallel. Whilst my first board application was being considered fortuitous timing meant I immediately benefitted from the foundation training provided in Edinburgh by WOB, gained experience and support as I applied for other board positions and made new contacts with like minded individuals."


Irene Kirkman, Portfolio NED, has been elected on to the Mid Counties Cooperative Board. "I credit my learning from the WOB Board CV Masterclass with helping me to clinch this role."

Judith Eden, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at ICBC Standard Bank Plc.

Amanda Rendle, Chief Marketing Officer, Masthaven Bank, has been appointed as a Trustee of Keep Britain Tidy.

Sally Penni, Barrister, Kenworthys Chambers, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Karen Hughes, MD, KNA Consulting, has been apointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Barbara Walshe, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP has been appointed as a Trustee of Living Streets, a role that she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board . "I think that the WOB website is excellent so thank you."

Samantha Barber, Director of External Relations, Stoll, has been appointed as a Trustee of Harrison Housing."Thank you for your support and inspiration."

Kate Thurman, Consultant, Kate Thurman Consulting, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Colne Housing Society, Colchester, as well as becoming a Member of the Audit Committee.

Elizabeth Kay, Professor and Foundation Dean, Plymouth University, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. "Attending the board preparation day seminar at WOB taught me so much about potential roles I could, and might want to fill. More than that it gave me the confidence to 'throw my hat in the ring'. And here I now am....a Non-Executive Director!!! Thanks so much WOB."

Lucy McClements, Former Financial Services Regulator, has joined the board of 94 Finance, a start-up responsible lender. “Fantastic work you are doing - well done to you all, and the best value membership I've invested in a long time!”

Victoria Cochrane, Non-Executive Director, Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust plc, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Euroclear Bank SA/NV. "The Bank found me through the 100 Women to Watch list to which I had been nominated by WOB. So many thanks yet again to WOB for your help and support!"

Anne Groves, Director, Taylor Bennett Foundation, has joined the Non-Executive Board of Infinite Global, Communications Consultancy.

Karina Morawska, Global Business Manager, Linklaters, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at The One Foundation. "I am delighted to have the opportunity to fulfil such a valuable role and equally to be a member of Women On Boards who I cannot praise highly enough for its supportive network and inspiring role models."

Rose Wangen-Jones, Global Business Director, Team Shell, WPP, has been appointed to the board of the Leadership Foundation (for Higher Education). "Thank you WOB for your help, support and advice which gave me excellent direction and enabled me to have the right focus and confidence at every step. I look forward to growing professionally through this board experience."

Romy Murray, Director, White Spider Climbing, has been appointed as a Trustee of Turners House Trust.  “Thank you for your help, support and advice on the journey.”

Shefaly Yogendra, has been appointed to the Board of J.P.Morgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 November 2016. Prior to this appointment Shefaly served as a Board Apprentice on this board from January 2016. She is also a Trustee on the board of BeyondMe, a role she first saw on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Ali Harrison, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Alzheimers Society.


Rachel Crossley, Managing Director, Broadwaters, has been appointed as a Trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health.

Dr Georgette Banham,Company Secretary, Hitachi Zosen Inova UK Ltd, has been appointed as a Council Member and a Member of the Management Board at the Engineering Construction Industry Association. She is also a Member of the Engineering Productivity Improvement Committee.

Vanessa Sharp, Experienced General Counsel and Senior Risk and Governance Advisor,  has been appointed as an Independent Director at Companies House.  

​Jane Small, Commerical Product Manager, FlightGlobal, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Emmaus North East.

Nadine Thomson, Head of IT, Vue Entertainment, has been appointed as a Board Member at Cinema for All.

Ruth Ballett, Industry Manager, Retail, Google UK, has been appointed as a Trustee of TalentEd Education, a role she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board.“ I found the resources and links available on the WOB site very useful in preparing my application.”

Ruth Keattch, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Redburn (Europe) Ltd.

Julia Lucas, has been appointed as Finance Director at Möbile Freight Services Limited - people.powered.logistics.

Caroline Crewe-Read, Head of Development and Corporate Projects, Historic England, has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. "I would like to thank WoB for your support along the way, in particular Advisory Board member Ros Kelly for your encouragement and advice when we spoke at length in preparation for my interview."

Elisabeth Scott, has been appointed as a Senior Independent Director at Fidelity China Special Situations plc, as well as becoming Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Carol Rosati OBE, Global Head, Harvey Nash Inspire, has been appointed to the Board of Southern Housing Group as well as becoming Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.


Delphine Mourot, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Vauxhall City Farm in London, a role she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board.“Thank you WOB for sharing these opportunities.” 

Celia Pronto, Chief Digital Officer, Casual Dining Group, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Yes to Life, the UK's integrative cancer care charity.


Marian Evans, Director, Thomas Carroll Group plc, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Cirencester Friendly Society Ltd.

Monica Chadha, Senior Media and Entertainment Executive, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Obviously Creative Ltd.

Catherine Barber-Brown, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Mairi Mickel, Family Business Advisor, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Triple Crown Sports, Colorado, USA.
"After meeting WOB UK founders Fiona & Rowena I acted as a WOB '7 Reasons to be an NED’ presenter. This level of involvement in the ethos of WOB helped my confidence grow, allowing me to better understand the value I add into boardroom settings."

Jo Binding, VP, Wasserman, has been appointed as a Council Member (Non-Executive Director) at the University of Exeter from 1st August 16 for an initial term of three years.

Ann Allen, Director of Estates and Buildings, University of Glasgow, has been appointed as a Board Member at Gentoo Sunderland.

Ann McKechin, former Government Minister and experienced Parliamentarian, has recently been appointed as a Member of the University of West of Scotland Court. 

Susan Allan, has been appointed as Finance Director and Company Secretary to the statutory boards of Willerby Holiday Homes and Scaid Group.

Emma Elvin, Senior Associate, PwC, has been appointed as a Governor at Wakefield College. “Thanks for the pre-interview support and for the reference material on the WoB website, both of which were beneficial."

Katerina Gould, Executive Coach, Thinking Potential, has been appointed as a Trustee at World Jewish Relief, an international humanitarian aid charity.  She was previously appointed Gender Equality Champion and will additionally join the Finance and Nominations Committees.

Sarah Slater, has been appointed as a Director on the GRIP REIT Board, the UK’s largest residential REIT. 

Francesca McDonagh, Group General Manager and Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC UK has join the board of the National Centre for Universities and Business.

Laura Briggs, Private Markets Investment Solutions Executive, Partners Group AG, has been appointed as a Member of the Governing Board at Sir John Lillie Primary School, Hammersmith and Fulham. 

Annie Barthelemy, Managing Director - Head of Loan Investor Coverage, Natixis, has been elected to the Loan Market Association Board.

Natasha Higman, Founder Owner , Babuka Ltd, has been appointed as a Member of the Credit Committee at Berkshire Credit Union.

Rita Dhut, Director, Practical Dialogue Ltd, has been appointed as a Council Member and Non-Executive Director at Girls Day School Trust and has also become a member of their Investment Committee and Audit Committee.

Aida Abou-Rahme, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, has been appointed to the Board of Glebe Housing Association.

Carolyn Bell, Former Managing Legal Counsel, Aberdeen Asset Management,  has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh for a 3 year term, commencing October 2016. Carolyn sourced this role via the WOB Vacancy Board.

Caroline Underwood, CEO Philanthropy Company, has been appointed as a Trustee of Unicef UK.

Anne Thomas has been appointed as a Trustee of Lucy Air Ambulance for Children for a three year term. “Many thanks to WOB for expert advice in board CV and board interview preparation.” 

Jemma Bartholomew, Director, Jemma Business Associates Ltd, has been appointed as a Trustee at Mentoring Plus, Bath. "The Getting Started Workshop gave me more confidence and enabled me to have a significantly more in depth conversation with the Chair of Trustees."

Carolyn Morgan, Managing Director, Penmaen Media, has been appointed as a Member of Council for The University of Nottingham with effect from August 2016 for a four year term.

Anubha Shrivastava, Founder, EOS Equity, has been appointed as a Trustee to the Board of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Debbie Shields, Manager – West of Scotland, iMultiply Rescourcing, has been appointed as a Member of the Board at Women In Banking and Finance – UK & Ireland.

Gwen Ventris, Managing Director, More Than One Ltd, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board at RECLAIM Ltd. "I believe that the WOB CV writing and briefing workshops I attended made a big difference, combined with your personal advice."

Amanda Burton, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as Chairman of the Council of Trustees at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Madeleine Ellis, Senior Manager, Sapient, has recently been appointed as a Trustee at Kingston Women's Centre, a role she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board.

Maria Ryan, Managing Director, J.P.Morgan, has joined the board of the charity The Mental Disability Advocacy Centre.

Eleanor Sturdy, Director, Jackson Sturdy, has been appointed to the board of Camden GP's Federation, Haverstock Healthcare, to serve as the Patient and Public Voice.

Lin Phillips, Materials Manager, Global Implementation and Strategy, Shell, has been appointed to the National Council for Universities and Business, Grow Value for Wales Executive Group, as well as becoming a Trustee of the Non-Academic Staff Pension Fund at Cardiff University."The courses provided by WOB have helped me gain a better insight into the workings of boards - in particular the Impact & Influence Masterclass facilitated by Stephanie Hughes on boardroom presence helped me understand the need for your voice and body to be in sync. Keep up the good work." 

Tina Raven, Women On Boards UK, has been appointed as a School Governor at St Anthony's School, Margate, Kent, from 1st July 2016.

Harini Iyengar, Barrister, 11KBW, has been appointed as a Governor at London Metropolitan University.

Marianne Økland, Managing Director, Avista Partners, has joined the board of the National Bank of Greece as an independent Non-Executive Director. 

Hazel Adam has been appointed as a Co-opted Governor at Samuel Rhodes School, Islington. "Many thanks for your advice from the Getting Started half day boards course and the telephone call with another WOB member. The tips and information I received have helped me a great deal."

Oonagh Werngren MBE, has become Chair of the board of Trustees at The Girls' Network. “The official start of my NED career. Thanks for your support WOB.”

Jennifer Jack, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP, is now Chairman of the board at Safe Space, a board she joined in 2013.

Anthea Simmons has been appointed as a Lay Member of the Ministry Of Justice Advisory Committee for Justices of the Peace for South and West Devon. "I would have been unaware of this local opportunity without WOB's notification. Thank you!"

Dr Julia Mundy has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust.

Elisabeth Stheeman, Senior Advisor, Bank of England / PRA and Supervisory Board Member Aareal Bank AG and TLG Immobilien AG, has been appointed as a lay member of the LSE Council as of 1 August 16. Prior to this she has been a member of the LSE Court of Governors and Audit Committee for almost 5 years. "Women on Boards have provided great inspiration and support over the past few years".

Irene Kirkman has been appointed as an Independent Member of the Council at Buckinghamshire New University from 1 August 2016. "Many thanks for all the coaching support from WOB. I am sure it was crucial in getting myself appointed." 

Mandy Donald, Portfolio NED, has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Punter Southall Group.

Laurie Benson, Chief Executive, Upnexxt Ltd, has become a member of the Board of Trustees at The Royal Airforce Museum."Thank you so much for being so supportive".

Amanda Burton, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Skipton Building Society.

Rosie Norris, Investment Advisor, Rosemary Norris Consulting, has added to her portfolio of non-executive roles and has recently become a member of the Investment Committee at RNLI.

Susan Searle has just been appointed NED Chair of Mercia Technologies, a company that funds early stage tech businesses through FCA-regulated third party fund management businesses, Mercia Fund Management and Enterprise Ventures.

Melanie Perkins, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Member of the Finance Committee at Sheffield University.

Kathryn Purves, Portfolio NED, has been appointed to the board of IFG Group plc, a listed financial services company, as a Non-Executive Director. "Thanks for the support and inspiration that WOB provides".

Ffyona Dawber, Managing Director, Synergy Vision, has become a Trustee at The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Liz Norris, Social Inclusion Coordinator, GreaterSport, has been appointed as a Trustee to the board of POPS (Partners of Prisoners) in Manchester.

Tania Songini, Portfolio NED,  has joined the board of Bond, the UK Association for British NGOs working in international development and will become their new Treasurer in September 16.

Lesley Lloyd, experienced Chair, NED and Marketing Director, has been appointed as a Board Governor at University of Central Lancashire.

Carmen Drinkwater, HR Director, Sodexo PeopleCentre, has been appointed as a Co-opted Member of  the Remuneration and Governance Committee at Mines Advisory Group.

Maria Darby-Walker, Senior Director, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, has been appointed as a Board Governor at University of Central Lancashire.

Patrizia Canziani, Senior Director, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and as a Member of the Control and Risks Committee at Sogefi, an Italian, listed, industrial company. "Thank you,  Fiona and also Rowena and Rachel for your personal support and for first letting me think that I could achieve a top listed board role".

Susan Sternglass Noble, Financial Services Expert, has been appointed as a Commisioner on the Dormant Asset Commission. "WOB has been the most valuable resource to me in building a new portfolio career."

Tanuja Randery, President UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Proximus Group. "Thanks - really appreciated your help".

Julie Hopes, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The West Bromwich Building Society.

Tim Higgins, Senior Manager, PwC, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Create Partnership Trust. "Thank you for your help in highlighting the things I should do to promote myself and how to 'frame' my credentials and CV".  

Sarah Laessig, Portfolio Advisor & NED,  has joined the Board of Advisors of data.world. 

Audrey Mandela, Director, Mandela Associates and Chair of WiTT, has joined two other WOB members Jo Swinson and Sam Southey on the board of Clear Returns, one of the most exciting digital start-ups in the UK. Audrey has also been appointed as a Trustee at Wedu.

Jenny Arnold, Solicitor, Family Unit, Ward Hadaway, has recently been appointed to the Board of Oldham Sixth Form College as a Governor. Jenny felt inspired to apply for this role after attending a WOB Boardroom Conversation event. "The information and advice WOBs has given me has been invaluable in providing the tools and confidence I needed to apply for the role as a College Governor.  I have now secured the position on the Board of Governors at Oldham Sixth Form College.

Sherree Schaefer, Director, Two Sixty Ltd, has been appointed as a Lay Member on the Council of Keele University. "Thank you so much for your help and the support of WOB. I don’t think I would have achieved this so quickly without my membership, the seminars and knowing I could pick up the phone for help."

Lisa Tennant, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Ombudsman Services as well as becoming a Committee Member of the Scottish Land Fund. "Thank you for taking the time to chat with me about the interview - my confidence was low after a bad recruiter interview experience last year and the worry of turning up heavily pregnant for an interview and it made such a difference and really made me feel positive about the interview so thank you WOB!"

Fran Parry, Owner and Managing Director, Bright Sparks Consultancy Ltd, has been appointed as a Trustee at Fair Train. "The role was advertised via WOB and your guidance articles certainly helped. One is never too experienced to review ones CV!"

Catherine Wilks, Senior Manager, PwC, has been appointed as a Trustee to the board of Inspiring healthy lifestyles. "The interview went well and I was offered the Trustee position! I am thrilled!  Thank you for all your help".

Caroline Johnstone, Head of Group Sustainability, Galliford Try, has been appointed to the board of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Barbara Merry, Experienced Insurance CEO & Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at British Friendly Society Ltd.

Vineeta Manchanda, Trustee, Relate and Vice Chair, College NW London, has been appointed as a Lay Member on the Audit, Finance and QIPP Committees at Waltham Forest NHS CCG.

Alison Rankin Frost, Founder & Director, Context, has been appointed as a Governor at The London School of Economics.
 
Caroline Rainbird, Director, Regulatory Affairs, RBS, has been appointed to the Board of the Chartered Bankers Professional Standards Board.

Shefaly Yogendra, PhD, has been appointed a Trustee on the board of BeyondMe. Shefaly is also a Board Apprentice with JP Morgan US Small Companies Fund. "I joined WOB on 2nd February 2016. I came across the BeyondMe role on the very first day. As of 1st March, I have been invited to become a Trustee with BeyondMe. This has to be a record of some sort even for WOB! Thank you, WOB, for your crucial role in the process!"

Martha Brass, CEO International Operations, Endemol Shine Group, has joined the board of  The England Golf Partnership as an Independent Board Director.

Jemima Coleman, Solicitor, Employment Law, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, has been appointed to the Legal Services Board as Non-Executive Board Member.

Pauline Egan, has been appointed as an External Board Member and Chair of Pinsent Masons LLP Nominations Committee. Pauline has been a member of WOB for many years and has benefited from subscriber connection support.

Uchenna Izundu, Freelance Communications Consultant and Content Expert, has been appointed a Trustee at Vital Xposure. "I'm delighted that the information I gleaned from attending the Getting Started Workshop and speaking to Rowena enabled me to secure a board role on my first application! Being part of a network to learn best practice and discuss ideas means your subscription is an investment in yourself and your professional development. Onwards and upwards to more board roles!"

Isabel Liu, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as Board Director at Pensions Infrastucture Platform. "Thanks to Rowena for putting me in touch with other WOB members who provided encouragement and help in honing my message for the interviews."

Sandie Deane, Head of Management Office, IPS UK & Jersey, UBS Wealth Management, has joined the board of the UBS UK Pension Fund as an Employee Trustee.

Pam Sissons, formerly Company Secretary of Aga Rangemaster Group plc, has been appointed as a Council Member (Non-Executive Director) at the University of Gloucestershire from June 2016 and appointed a Co-opted /Governor of Barnwood Park Arts College from May 2016.

Hsin Loke, Director, GSK, has been appointed a Trustee at BookTrust in addition to being an existing member on the Business and Finance Committee. "A huge thanks for the support from Rowena and other members of the WOB network during the initial application and interview preparation process!"

Catherine Wall, Portfolio NED & Chairman, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director at Greenwood & Coope Ltd.

Sue Anstiss, MD and Founder, Promote Public Relations Ltd, has been appointed as Chair at Get Berkshire Active.

Karen Shackleton, Director, KSA Ltd, has been appointed as Deputy Chair, Lord Chancellor's Strategic Investment Board at Ministry of Justice UK. "I sourced the role via the WOB website and benefitted from your network to help prepare for the interview - and very helpful that was! Shows the benefit of membership."
 
Monica Chadha, Director, Mocha 8 Ltd, has joined the board of Queen Mary University of London. " I am delighted to report that I have been appointed to the board of Queen Mary University of London. I first saw the ad on the WOB site and in The Guardian. Warmest thanks to you and Rowena for the hints, tips and advice."

Heather Benjamin, former Chief Procurement Officer, Centrica, has been appointed as Independent Director at Cheque and Credit Clearing Company. " I am delighted about my role with Cheque and Credit Clearing Company and a big thank you for all the support from Women On Boards in helping me prepare for the interview".

Brigid Janssen, Director of Communications, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), has been appointed as a Board Trustee at The Charity Finance Group.

Anna Tylor, Mediator, CEDR, has been appointed to the board of Greater London Fund for the Blind as Chair.

Jennifer Sano, Personal Assistant, Medix Medical Services Europe Ltd, has joined The Royal College of Pathologists Lay Governance Group as Lay Member. Jennifer has also been nominated as a Public Governor at The Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, having previously served as a Staff Governor.

Hazel Todd, Director, PwC, has become Treasurer Trustee at Smart Works Reading. "I have been appointed Treasurer Trustee for Smart Works Reading after seeing the ad on the Women On Boards site. Fab charity, really looking forward to getting involved. Thanks to Women On Boards for sharing these opportunities".

Sophie O'Connor, Portfolio NED, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chair of Risk Committee at BUPA Insurance.

Francesca Ecsery, Portfolio NED, has become Non-Executive Director at Vista - Communications Agency.

Clare Montagu, Chief Operating Officer, Royal Trinity Hospice, has been appointed a Trustee of Centrepoint.

Alice Hynes, Director and Senior Consultant, APC Futures Ltd, has been appointed to the Cranfield University Audit Committee, having been co-opted for an initial two year term. 

Kathryn Ayton, Director, PwC, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Ministry of Justice Audit & Risk Committee. 

Carri Nicholson, Founder, CAN Do Business Solutions Ltd, has been appointed as Group Chair for Newcastle and the North East at Vistage UK. She has also become Acting Chair for the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority.

Fran Hutchinson, most recently Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, ECM Asset Management Ltd, has been appointed a Trustee of Dress for Success Greater London.

Jo Swinson, Former Business Minister, has become a Member of the Advertising Advisory Committee at the Advertising Standards Authority.

Julie Hollings, Head of Communications, Catalyst Housing Ltd, has recently been appointed a Non Executive Director at Bedfordshire East Multi-Academy Trust.

Joanna Baldwin, has joined the board of HMRC. Joanna has been a member of WOB UK since our launch in 2012 and is now a successful portfolio NED. "Thank you so much for WOB's great support during my interview process, the members you connected me to were of great help."

Louisa Fyans, Client Services Director, Pitch PR, has been appointed to the board of The London Marathon as a Non Executive Board Member.  

Clare De Silva, Managing Director, C Squared Consultants, has been appointed as Co-opted Board Member at 3SC (Third Sector Consortium Management LLP), a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Jayne Maclennan, Group Director of Property, FirstGroup PLC, has recently become a Non Executive Director at Glasgow Prestwick Airport where she is also Chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee. The role came to Jayne's attention via the WOB Vacancy Board.

Amanda Rendle, a portfolio NED has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of The Royal Mint.
 
Maria Darby-Walker, an independent marketing and communications professional has recently been appointed to the Board of Hostage UK. Maria was also recently a NED on the FTSE 350 oil and gas company Gulf Keystone Petroleum.
 
Tanya Castell, Independent Non Executive Director at Faster Payments Scheme Limited has been appointed as Chair of QAS Sub Committee.
 
Lesley Cowley, a portfolio NED and DVLA Chair has been appointed Lead Non Executive Board Member at The National Archives.
 
Vivienne Parry, a freelance Writer and Broadcaser has been appointed a member of the board for the Charity Foundation UK.
 
Catherine Wall, has been appoined as a member on the board at Westminster Abbey Investment Panel.
 
Karen Shackleton, Director at Keith Shackleton Associates Limited has been appointed a Non Executive Director at Resonance Limited.
 
Sam Southey, Managing Partner of Grey London has been appointed as a NED at Clear Returns.
 
Vicki Long, Head of Treasury Accounting at Imperial Tobacco PLC, has been appointed Trustee at the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled.

Tove Okunniwa, CEO at Havas Sports & Entertainment, has been appointed as a non-executive director of England Boxing.

On Board 2015

Paula Coutts, Senior Analysis Manager, Transport for London, has been appointed a Trustee at Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action.

Mandy Calvert, Founder and Director of Quince Consultancy, has been appointed to the board of Wulvern Housing and as a member of the Audit Committee in 2016.

Tania Songini, Portfolio NED,  has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member at Thrive Renewables plc as well as being nominated as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Sharon Constançon, Chief Executive of Genius Methods and Valufin; and a NED of Caban Capital plc and South African Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed as a NED at McDonald Butler and Associates Limited, a fast grow tech marketing SME that needs to take the next business step.

Jane Hamilton, an Experienced NED, Trustee and Committee Member has been appointed as a Member of the Council at the University of Essex, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board. As a result of this Jane has also been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Limited.

Tanya Castell, Independent Non Executive Director of Faster Payments Scheme Limited has been appointed Lay Chair of the Quality Assurance Scheme Sub Committee at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Bridget Skelton, a portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director by Manchester-based law firm Mills & Reeve.

Bronwyn Sutton, Principal Consultant at SgurrEnergy, has become a Board Member of the Arlington Baths.

Kathryn Davis, now building a portfolio career following her retirement as a corporate partner at city law firm Slaughter and May, has been appointed to the Council as a trustee and NED of the Girls' Day School Trust.

Mandy Donald, who is building a portfolio of Non Executive roles has been appointed as an Audit Committee Chair and Board Trustee at the Institute of Cancer Research, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Lucy Withington, Director at the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets has been appointed Trustee of RP Fighting Blindness. Lucy credits WOB with getting her "interested in pursuing a board role and then prepared me for board applications." Lucy has attended a number of WOB events including a Getting Started workshop.
 
Kathryn Baddeley, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Cisco UK and Ireland has joined the board for Berkshire Women’s Aid as a Trustee.
 
Catherine Moore, President & Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Commerce Solutions Europe, has been appointed within J.P. Morgan as Executive Director at Chase Paymentech Europe Limited (Ireland) and as a Non Executive Director at J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited (UK).

Tracey McEachran, Director, Curious Minds Consulting, has been appointed a Trustee of Making Space in Hampshire.

Diana Chu, Vice President, Barclays, has been appointed to the Board of Unexpected Opera, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Holly Alsop, has been appointed a Trustee of The British Association of Conservationists. "I certainly wouldn't have done this without the help of WOB so thank you for opening up a world to me I never realised I could be a part of!"

Angela Henderson, who is building a portfolio of positions, has just been appointed to Credit Suisse's Asset Management Board (CSAM) in the UK, a position she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board. "None of this would have happened without Women on Boards UK - so many thanks!"

Eilish Jamieson, Founder, Audit Solutions Group, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Case Management Committee at the Financial Reporting Council.

Dee Lehane, International Executive and Independent NED, has been appointed as Chairman at ORIC International, as well as becoming an Independent Member of the Board of the Debt Market Integration Programme at the Cabinet Office.

Alison Rankin Frost,  Director, Context and WOB member, has become a Non Executive Director of Communications & PR at British Showjumping.

Susan Millin, Independent Fashion & Retail Consultant, has become a Non Executive Director of St Martin in the Fields Ltd, a role she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Karen Finlayson, Partner, PwC, has been appointed as Associate Lay Trust Board Member at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Gemma Christie, Senior Counsel Intellectual Property, The Linde Group, has become a Non Executive Director of Farnborough College of Technology, a role advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Liz Campbell, experienced Chairman and Non Executive Director, has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Association of Air Ambulances Charity Ltd., a role advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board, as well as becoming a Trustee and Member of the Executive Board of Justice.

Victoria Cochrane has just been appointed to the Board of Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust plc, a FTSE 250 company. Victoria has been a member of WOB since she embarked on building her portfolio career, has attended many Boardroom Conversation events and benefitted from our extensive connections. She says " Women on Boards UK have helped me enormously as I transitioned from being Global Head of Risk at EY to building a portfolio career. The WOB team have helped me in many ways from sourcing vacancies, providing connections to influential head hunters and putting me in touch with other members in a position to talk through the background to a role before an interview. It takes time to secure top NED positions and you need to keep a positive attitude and build momentum to reach your goal. The most important thing of all has been to have WOB's unfailing support and encouragement along the way to achieving that."

Mary Daunt ,Consultant, Squire Patton Boggs, has joined the board of GBWR (Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby), a role she sourced via the WOB Vacancy Board.

Sarah Dixon, has joined the board of Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust as a Non Executive Director.

Genia Diamond, Partner, Cantab Capital, has joined the board of The STEM Skills Fund as inaugural Chair.

Sally-Ann Hibberd has been appointed to FTSE Board Shawbrook Group plc. Sally-Anne is a long time WOB supporter, advocate and speaker. Sally-Ann adds this top position to her growing portfolio of positions.

Nuala Walsh, Head of Global Client Relations & Marketing, Standard Life Investments, has been appointed a Trustee of UN Women.

Suzanne Avery, Finance and Real Estate Executive, has joined the Board of A2 Dominion Residential Ltd and the Finance Committee of A2 Dominion Housing Group.

Jayne Styles, Chief Investment Officer, Amlin, has just been appointed to the FTSE Board, Hargreaves Lansdown as a Non Executive Director. Jayne has been a member of WOB for many years. She has attended workshops and a number of our Boardrooom Conversation events. Jayne has benefited from talking to other WOB members over the years and recently took up our offer of connection support prior to her successful FTSE board interview.

Anne Hastie, Partner, Alex Hastie & Co, has become Non Executive Director at the East Lothian Advice Consortium and a Consumer & Public Involvement Representative & Network Member at the British Standards Institute. She has also been successful in obtaining the roles of Vice Chair at Tyne Esk Leader Local Action Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees at Disability Information Scotland.

Linda Phillips, MM Global Strategy & Implementation Manager, Shell, has been appointed to the Innovation System Oversight Board at Cardiff University and has also become a member of the Governance Committee.

Sylvia Williams, Director, MDRC, has been appointed as Vice President of the Issue Management Council at the British Science Association. She has also served on the Business Development Committee since June 2015, a role that emerged after an interview for a WOB Vacancy. Prior to these appointments Sylvia attended a WOB Getting Started Workshop which gave her the confidence to broaden her search and write a board ready CV. She also benefited from speaking to a member of the WOB network prior to her interview.

Helen Haley, Director, Urbane Life Ltd, has joined the board of One Ark as Non-Executive Board Director. "Women on Boards have provided me with invaluable support. I attended a workshop which enabled me to present my skills in the best light for a board role and with just my second application I was successful in achieving a paid board role. Rowena also spent time with me refining my CV and offering suggestions on how best to showcase my unique experience. Thanks Women on Boards for helping me to get on board!"

Alison While,  Emeritus Professor of Community Nursing at King's College, has been appointed as a NED at Audley Retirement.

Jo Salter, Senior Manager, PwC,  has been appointed as a Trustee of The Royal Air Force Club.

Elaine Heyworth, Interim Head of Risk & Insurance, The Royal British Legion, has joined the Audit Committee at Keele University. Elaine sourced this role from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Hannah Goodwin, Co-Founder, Goodwin Porter Advisors and Portfolio NED, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Royal Commonwealth Society.

Karen Parker, Independent HR Consultant & Business Coach, has been appointed as a Trustee of the UN Women UK National Committee as well as becoming Chair of the Nominations Committee. "I am thrilled to have this opportunity - which I spotted on the WOB vacancy list - and very grateful to WOB, and in particular, Rowena Ironside and Julie Ashworth for their personal support".

Marcia Cantor-Grable, Group Risk Director, Prudential plc, has been appointed as Non Executive Board Director at CHAPS Clearing Company Ltd as well as becoming Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Nicola Sawford, Portfolio Non Executive and Trustee, has been appointed as Trustee and Treasurer at The Access to Justice Foundation.

Kathryn Ayton, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., has joined the Audit and Risk Committee at the Ministry of Justice.

Alicia Reyes Revuelta : Wells Fargo Securities - EMEA (Wells Fargo Securities International Ltd) posted a NED role on our website and interviewed a number of our candidates. WOB member Alicia was succesful. She says: “I got my first NED position thanks to WOB. Being relatively young and still quite active on my executive career I had not been offered any NED position that I considered exciting or challenging enough to make the big commitment that such responsibility entails. When I saw the Wells Fargo position on the WOB weekly newsletter I applied immediately, it was the first time I sent out my resume for a NED vacancy. Wells response was extremely quick and later on I learned that they had seen a lot of candidates with a similar profile whilst I was different and much closer to what they were looking for. I think this is living proof that WOB steers out-of-the-box thinking adding real value to selection processes."

Jo Swinson, Former Business Minister, has joined the Board of Clear Returns as a Non Executive Director, a position that was advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Sarah Laessig, Portfolio Board Executive, has been appointed as Commissioner at The Civil Service Commission. She says:  "Women On Boards has been a valuable resource as I've built my portfolio career, providing a constant source of encouragement, insightful information and connections. Leveraging the impressive resources and network that WOB makes available to its' members has been a key factor contributing to my successful appointments to two public sector commissions."

Daniela Barone Soares, Experienced CEO and Board Member, has been appointed as an NED of Evora S.A.in Brazil.

Margaret Moore, Sue Ryder Trustee and retired Partner Travers Smith LLP, has been appointed as a Trustee of GBWR (Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby).

Kathryn Packer, Managing Director, Fields of London Ltd, has been appointed as Member and Audit and Risk NED at the Medical Research Council.

Rebecca Dykema, Global Agency Business Leader, Google, has joined the board of Pentathlon GB as a Non Executive Director.

Charlotte Sweeney, Founder & Director, Charlotte Sweeney Associates Ltd, has become Vice-Chair of Mid Yorks NHS Trust.

Rowena Ironside, Chair of WOB UK,  has joined the board of the Digital Catapult as a Non Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee.

Hsin Loke, Director, GSK, has been appointed to the Business and Finance Committee of the charity BookTrust.

Ana Perez, Senior Director, Oracle, has been appointed a Trustee of Smart Works Reading.

Ingrid Strawson, Business Development Director, Flex/50 Consulting, has become a Local Consumer Advocate for the Consumer Council for Water.

Belinda Oldfield, General Manager Revenue and Risk at Scottish Water is now Scottish Area Vice President for the Institute of Water.

Annette Nabavi, Anchusa Consulting Ltd, has become an NED at IPSE - the Association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.

Hilke Farina has joined the board of AmicusHorizon Group Financing Limited as an NED and member of the Finance Committee.

Melanie Perkins, Portfolio Director at British Business Bank, has joined the Board of Age UK Sheffield, a role she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Martha Brass, CEO International Operations, Endemol Shine Group, has been appointed as a Commercial Council Member at the British Olympic Association.

Vhernie Manickavasagar, Director at PwC, has been appointed to the Finance and Audit Committee of the charity The Start Network.

Nadia Motraghi, Barrister at Old Square Chambers, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors (ACCO), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.

Emma Howard Boyd, NED and Independent Adviser, has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Environment Agency.

Catherine Ablott, Director & Global Head of Market Data Services at Deutsche Bank, has been appointed to the Committee for The Danbury Patient Involvement Group, Essex.

Samantha Parker, Police Officer with Kent Police, is to join the Dover Harbour Board as a Community Director.

Liz Keates, Head of Employee Relations and HR for Group Services at Carillion, has been appointed as Governor at RSA Academy, Tipton, West Midlands.

Avni Mashru, Director at PwC, is now an external member of the Girls' Day School Trust Audit Committee.  Avni is also the presenter of WOB's bi-annual Financial Literacy in the Boardroom boardroom conversation.

Elizabeth Pilkington, Director of Business Architecture and Planning, Equiniti Financial Services Limited (previously Senior Manager, HSBC) has been appointed as an Independent Board Member at Poole Housing Partnership Limited.

Tina Harris, Lawyer at Seymours, has become a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee at Royal Holloway University of London.

Jane Marshall, Partner, Jane Marshall Consulting LLP, has been appointed as a Director of the Pensions Archive Trust.

Fiona Gillespie, Senior Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, has been appointed a Member of the Trustee Board at Children's Hospice Association of Scotland and has become a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Ali Parvin, Counsel Senior Consultant at Dell, has been appointed a Trustee of King's College Hospital Charity.

Jeanne Harrison, Analyst at Moody's Investors Service, has been appointed a Trustee of the Prisoners' Advice Service. Jeanne was initially inspired by her attendance at a WOB Information Evening event.

Rabiya Umar, Senior Associate at PwC,  has been appointed as Co-opted Governor at Winnersh Primary School and has become a member of the Resources and School & Community Committees.

Leah Hurst, Senior Legal Adviser at the British Council, has been appointed as Chair of the Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Trust. Leah took advantage of our pre-interview support service for subscribers and sourced this role from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Joanne Wilkins, Product Development Director at Carillion, has joined the board of Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College for Girls, an all girls academy school as Director. She was initially appointed as Community Governor, registering as a Director thereafter.

Janet Dawson, Group HR Director at Carillion, has been appointed as Independent Governor at Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as becoming a member of the Audit Committee.

Siobhan Martin, Executive Director at Mercer, has been appointed as Chair of the Global Leaders Network UK at Monash University as well as joining The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust in Hammersmith as Foundation Governor.

Evelyne Dubé, Managing Director of Campion Normand, has been appointed a Trustee on the board of The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Alicia Reyes, Partner, Olympo Capital Partners, has been appointed to the Wells Fargo SIL Board, a role that she saw advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Teresa Octavio, Senior Partner and UK Managing Director at MB Vemeer, has joined the BUPA board as an Association Member and NED.

Bernice Rook, Membership & Resourcing Manager, Eastside Primetimers, has been been appointed as a Trustee of WPF Therapy, London. Bernice was inspired by her attendance at a WOB Getting Started Workshop and sourced this role from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Liz Kelly, Partner, Gunnercooke LLP, has been appointed as NED at Saffron Building Society.

Professor Sharon Mavin, Director of Roehampton Business School London, has been appointed through the "Board Apprentice Scheme" onto the board of JP Morgan Claverhouse Investment Trust plc as an Apprentice. Sharon was inspired to engage through her research into women Directors, her connections with WOB UK and her commitment to increasing diversity and women on the boards.

Mel Varley, Business & Strategy Consultant to WPP, has been appointed as NED (Global) at Added Value as well as joining Beyond Analysis as Non Exec Chairwoman.

Sue Cohen, Consultant, Remit Consulting, has been appointed as School Governor at College Green Nursery School, London.

Holly Larrett, Director, Murasaki Capital Japan Fund, has been appointed to the board of The Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance as a Board Member, a role she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Beverley Horler, has been appointed as Board Trustee at Children's Hospice South West, a role that she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Catherine Waller, Business & Marketing Consultant, Blink Marketing, has been appointed to the board of Flagship Group as NED (Co-optee). Catherine recently attended a WOB Boardroom Conversation on the Social Housing sector.

Victoria Muir,  Global Head of Investor Relations at BlueBay Asset Management LLP, has been appointed to the board of Invesco Perpetual Select Trust plc as an NED.

Jenny Ashmore,  President, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, has been appointed as NED at Saffron Building Society as well as joining the board of in/PACT as an Advisory Board Member. Jenny was inspired by her recent attendance at a WOB Getting Started Workshop.

Anita Bhatia, Senior Analyst, AXA Investment Managers, has joined the board of Resonance Ltd as a Board Member, a role that she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Selina Neri has joined the Board of Kuoni Group, a company quoted on the Zurich Stock Exchange, as a Board Member and has become a member of the Audit Committee.

Elisabeth Stheeman, experienced COO and portfolio NED, has joined the Board of Aareal Bank AG in a supervisory board role and has become a member of the Risk and Innovation & Technology Committees.

Martha Brass, CEO International Operations, Endemol Shine Group, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Reshet Noga Ltd.

Dr Helen Wright, portfolio NED, has been appointed a non executive director at Global Trails Ltd, a tech media start-up based in Edinburgh. Helen sourced this role via contacts she made through the WOB network and took advantage of our pre-interview support service for subscribers.

Pauline Egan, portfolio NED and Consultant, has been appointed to the Board of AIB Group (UK) plc as a Non Executive Director. Pauline benefited greatly from the support of WOB, in particular the introductions Fiona Hathorn brokered to other WOB members who provided market insights and advice during the interview process. "Women on Boards UK is doing a terrific service ensuring increasing transparency as regards NED and Trustee vacancies. Its free vacancy advertising service is very much needed and I would not have come across some NED roles without the stellar work they do."

Anjana Nathwani, CEO of Athena Business Psychologists, has become an Advisory Board Member of the Biz Divas Foundation in India.

Niki Roach, Director of Uros Consulting, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).  Niki attended a WOB Getting Started workshop in Manchester as well as taking advantage of some 1-on-1 support from WOB in the run-up to her interview.

Catherine Wall, Portfolio NED and member of the Investment Committee of the British Red Cross, has been appointed as Chairwoman of Signum Technology Ltd.

Jolyn Teoh, Founder of TT Redwood, has been appointed an NED of Owl Tutors, a technology company focused on education.

Jan Smith, Managing Director, The Jan Smith Virtual Company Ltd, has joined the board of Which? Financial Services Ltd, as a Non Executive Director as well as being appointed as a Trustee / Non Executive Council Member at AQA.

Caroline Tolhurst has joined the board of A2Dominion Housing Group, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Catherine Muirden, Head of HR, Food Stores, The Co-operative Group, has been appointed to the board of Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort as a Non Executive Director.

Catherine Eastham, Practice Director, Four Communications, has joined the British Weight Lifting Board as a Non-Executive Director. Catherine was inspired to apply for this role after her recent attendance at a WOB event.

Sue Hall, Director of Information Systems & Strategy, Linklaters LLP, has been appointed to the board of Yorkshire Housing Association, a role that she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Jennifer Ramsey, UK Thematic Fund Manager, Sarasin & Partners, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Cyclopark Trust in Kent. Jennifer attended a WOB Getting Started workshop which inspired her to broaden her search and to write a board ready CV. Jennifer spoke to a member of the WOB network prior to her interview.

Melanie Mitchley, Director, Mitchley & Associates Ltd, has joined the board of Citizens Advice Bureau, Bradford and Airedale as a Trustee. She has attended a WOB Getting Started Workshop and her application was supported by members of the WOB Community

Gillian Wilmot, Founder and CEO, Board Mentoring, has joined the Board of Senet as Independent Director and Chairman of the Marketing Committee of The Senet Group.

Maria Harding, has recently joined the boards of Careers South West as a Non Executive Director and AptEd as a Board Director and Charity Trustee.

Carol Ward, COO of AHL Partners (part of Man Group PLC), has become a trustee of the Man Charitable Trust, a UK registered charity with a recently revised remit to assist numeracy and literacy initiatives for children. Carol was inspired by attending a WOB Getting Started workshop.

Francesca Ecsery, has joined the Board of Marshall Motor Holdings Plc, as an NED and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Elisabeth Stheeman, has been appointed to the Board of Redefine International Plc, the FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust, as an NED and a member of the Investment and the Remuneration Committees.

Catherine Ward, Group Director of HR, Interserve plc, has been appointed as Governnor of The Place, a role that she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Tamsin Todd, Managing Director, Crystal Ski Holidays, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum, a role she sourced from the WOB Vacancy Board.

Teresa Anderson, Director, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre at The University of Manchester, has become Chair of the Board of the Daphne Jackson Trust.

Amanda Jobbins, CMO in the technology sector, has been appointed as a Non Executive Director at ISG plc.

Lindsay Law, Assurance Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland, has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council.

Claire Ward, CEO of the Independent Pharmacy Federation (IPF), has been appointed as the new Chair of Pharmacy Voice.

Mary-Therese Barton, Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management, has been appointed as a Trustee of Richard Cloudesley's Charity, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Kersty Semple, Finance Director of AB Design, has become Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee for the UCanDoit charity, a role she found the WOB Vacancy Board.

Gail Hounslea, Managing Director at Wardworth Ltd, has become a Council Member of the Ladder Association.

Dr Liz Williams has been appointed Chair of the British Grooms Association, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Heather Blake has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Advisory Committee for the Universal Rights Group.

Catharine Brown, Independent Strategy and Marketing Consultant at WhittakerBrown has been appointed to the board of ActionAid UK. Catharine responded to an advert on the WOB Vacancy Board after attending a Getting Started workshop in Bristol.

Julia Lucas is now an Independent Director at the British Wool Marketing Board, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Sara Mogel, Managing Director of Women's Leadership Network, has joined the Board of North Wales and Borders Waterway Partnership as a Board Member.

Anna Lees-Jones, Director of Council Relations at CFA UK, has become a Trustee for the charity Home-Start Richmond.  

Rosi Petrova, Senior Sales Consultant at Oracle, has become a Trustee of the King Henry's Walk Garden charity, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board. Rosi was inspired to apply for this role after her recent attendance at a WOB event.  

Susan Searle, has been appointed as Chair of the Woodford Patient Capital Investment Trust.

Vanda Murray OBE, Owner of Vanda Murray Associates Ltd, has been appointed as Non Executive Director of Bunzl plc, a FTSE 100 company.   

Sara Mogel,  Managing Director of Women's Leadership Network, has joined the Board of Clwyd Alyn Housing Association as a Board Member.

Harini Iyengar, Barrister at 11KBW, has been appointed as an External Trustee of Oxford University Student Union.

Jenny Ashmore, President at The Chartered Institute of Marketing, has been appointed as a Non Executive Director at Commonwealth Games England. Jenny attended a Getting Started workshop and took advantage of the personal support and connections available to WOB susbcribers when preparing for her interview.

Ann Cottis, a recently retired Partner at PwC, has joined Surrey Cricket Board as a Trustee. Ann has attended a number of WOB invents including a Getting Started workshop.

Lizzie Penny, Managing Director of Future Proof, has become a trustee of the Ethical Fashion Forum, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Deborah Sturge, Departmental Academic Director at the University of the West of England has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Talking Money, a registered charity dedicated to helping people out of hardship.

Hilary Vaughan, has been appointed as Non Executive Director Designate at Symphony Housing Group.

Karen Bendell, Brands Manager at Prominent Europe, has been appointed to the board of the Westway Trust. Karen came along to a WOB Getting Started workshop and then took advantage of our 1-on-1 advice to develop her board profile.

Susan Platts-Martin has been made a 'Protector' for the Power to Change Trust, a charitable trust recently set up and endowed with £150m from the Big Lottery Fund to support community enterprises across England.

Kate Bright, CEO of UMBRA International, has joined the Board of the Women's Security Society.

Sally Penni, Barrister at Kenworthys Chambers, has joined the Board of Camberwell Park School.

Joanna Baldwin has joined the Board of Aviva France as a Non Executive Director and has become a member of the Strategy Committee. Joanna attended the first WOB Board CV Masterclass in 2013.

Louisa Vincent, Head of Institutions at Lazard Asset Management, has joined the Board of  Fight for Sight and has become a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. She saw the role advertised on the WOB vacancy board.

Victoria Cochrane has been appointed as Non Executive Director at Bowater Industries Ltd

Liz Blackburn, Risk & Controls Manager at RBS, has joined the Financial Services Member Network Panel at ACCA as a Panel Member.

Susha Chandrasekhar, Legal Counsel for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has been elected as a trustee and board director of Grandparents Plus.  She saw the role advertised on the WOB vacancy board.

Rosie Bailey, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, has joined the board of MyScience.co as an NED and Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. MyScience is a not for profit company which runs the National Science Learning Centre and offers UK science teachers ongoing professional development. Rosie found the role on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Deepti Vohra, PwC Senior Manager, has joined the board of Gumboots Community Nursery as a trustee.

Deborah Davis has been appointed as Non Executive Director at Which?

Coral Riddell, Solicitor and Head of Professional Practice at the Law Society of Scotland has been appointed to the Board of SportScotland.

Jemima Coleman, Professional Support Lawyer/ Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, has been appointed to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  Jemima used the WOB network to "get connected" as part of her interview preparation.

On Board 2014

Charlotte Morgan, Director, Codex Advisors Ltd, has been appointed as NED at FCE Bank plc, as well as joining both the Audit and Risk Committees.

Helen Dearden, Finance Director, Telco Sensors Ltd, has become an Independent Member of the Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees at the General Optical Council.

Victoria Cochrane, has joined the Board of  the Audit and Risk Committee at HM Courts & Tribunals Service. She saw the role avertised on the WOB Vacancy Board and has attended a WOB Getting Started Workshop.

Marion Leslie, Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Pricing & Reference Services has been appointed Non-Executive Director at the UK Hydrographics Office.

Sarah Allatt, Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management has been appointed as a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal.

Denise Jagger, Partner, Eversheds and long term member of WOB, has recently been appointed to two new boards, Bellway Plc and Pool Re.

Sadie Groom, Owner, Bubble & Squeak PR, has been appointed to the Board of Women In Film & TV.

Emma Scholefield, PwC Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, has joined the Supervisory Board of SolarNow, an NGO working in Uganda selling solar home systems to rural communities.

Lorraine Hendrickson, Director, Investment Management Advisory Deloitte UK has been appointed a trustee of Making the Leap, a role that was advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Joanna Elson, CEO of the Money Advice Trust, has just secured her first board role as a trustee of Friends Provident Foundation, a role that she sourced on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Judy Craske has been appointed to the Welsh Government’s Natural Resources Corporate Governance Committee, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board. The Committee’s role is to review risk, review control, and review governance processes within the WG Natural Resources Directorate.

Ruth Keattch, Chief Investment Officer at Artemis Investment Management, has been appointed as a member of the Investment Committee at the Royal College of Music. She has also been appointed as Governor at Ravensbourne.

Margaret Longden, Managing Director of Countrywide, has been appointed as Governor at Kings in Macclesfield and also as a Non Executive Director of LEASE which is part of the Department for Communities and Local Government. Margaret sourced these roles herself after attending a WOB Getting Started Workshop.

Elisabeth Stheeman, has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee at TLG Immobilien AG.

Nikki Walker, MD at More2Gain, has just been made the Group Chair of Vistage, Buckinghamshire network, a network that supports CEO's of SMEs. Nicki attended a WOB Getting Started workshop in 2013.

Susha Chandrasekhar, Legal Counsel for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has become a Trustee of the Fawcett Society, after seeing the role advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Caroline Bault, MD of CounselRock Partners has recently been appointed as Non Executive Director to the Board of Royal Brompton Hospital. Caroline was influenced by a WOB Getting Started Workshop and took advantage of WOB's pre-interview connections.

Sharon Kindleysides, MD of Kapsch TrafficCom Ltd has just been asked to join the Advisory Editorial Board at Smart Highways Magazine.

Jo Field, Head of Campaigns and Stakeholder Engagement for Transport for London has been appointed to the Board of  Better Bankside Business Improvement District. Jo attended a WOB Getting Started workshop and successfully sourced and networked her way on to this board.

Jane Main, Events & Marketing Manager for WOB UK has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Learning and Achievements Committee at Christ Church CofE Primary School.

Angela Cha, a Solicitor at Halebury has recently been appointed to the Board of Bath Building Society.

Chris Grieve, Executive Director at Meridian Prime, has joined the Board of Directors of WOCAN: Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture & Natural Resource Management. She has also joined the Advisory Board of Ocean Outcomes.

Karen Carlton, Partner at CarltonEdgar has been made Chair of the Nominations Committee at the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Catherine Quinn, COO & Associate Dean (Administration) at Säid Business School, University of Oxford has been appointed as NED of the National Memorial Arboretum.

Stephanie Brobbey, Solicitor, Goodman Derrick LLP was appointed as trustee of FAST, a small youth charity based in South West London.

Anna Simons, UK Head of Conduct ?Risk ?at UBS has recently become a Member of the Investigating Committee at General Dental Council.

Jo Powis, Wealth Manager at St James's Wealth Management has become a Non Executive Director at Foundation East.  She found the role after attending one of our Getting Started workshops.

Rachel Creed, Waste Management Regulations Manager at Wessex Water, has been elected a Parent Governor at Northleaze Church of England Primary School.

Ingrid Strawson has been appointed to the Participation and Membership Committee of The Royal Yachting Association:"it wouldn't have happened without your encouragement and support".

Jane Frost CBE, CEO of the Marketing Society and a member of the WOB UK Advisory Board, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Fairtrade Foundation.

Christine Emmett, an Independent Consultant and Commercial Executive, has been appointed a Non Executive Director at HS2 (High Speed 2), after seeing the role advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Margaret Longden, Managing Director of Countrywide Residential Lettings, has been appointed a Trustee of the Countrywide Pension Fund.

Francesca Corman, Senior Liquidity Analyst at Standard Bank, has been appointed Treasurer at ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices).

Julia Lucas has been appointed as a co-opted Trustee to the Stratford Town Trust, a grant-giving charity based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Catherine Barber-Brown has been elected a Parent Governor at Gorsey Bank Primary School.

Tanya Castell, WOB Advisory Board member, is now a Governor of the Fettes Trust at Fettes College.

Julia Bond has been appointed as a Non Executive Director on the Supervisory Board at European Assets Investment Trust.

Carolyn Clarke, Partner with PwC, has been appointed to the Board of the International NGO, Care International UK after seeing the opportunity on the WOB website. Carolyn has also recently joined the Board of Aberdeen Foyer where she sits on the Resources Committee.

Gill Hall has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees at Spare Tyre.

Kathryn Davis has been appointed as NED of Thames Valley Housing Association Limited (an RSL) and also as a non-executive and trustee of its wholly owned subsidiary, Thames Valley Charitable Housing Association Limited.

Sarah Wadham, Founder of Aphrodite Angels, is now Director General and on the board of the EIS Association, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which exists to assist in the flow of capital and resource to British SMEs through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

Carolyn Barraclough, Legal Counset at Sodexo, has taken on two board roles in the education sector: as a Local Authority Governor at Rye Oak School in Peckham Rye and as a member of the Core Applicant Group for the Belham Primary School, a Free School approved for opening in September 2015 also in Peckham.

Charlotte Valeur, Managing Director, GFG Ltd, has taken on 3 new board positions in the last year, NED and Chair of the Investment Committee at NTR Plc, an Irish Renewable Energy Company; Chair of Kennedy Wilson European Real Estate Ltd, a FTSE250 listed investment company; and Chair of Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing Ltd, a LSE listed investment company.

Pauline Egan has become a governor of Morley College, after seeing the role advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Wendy Williams, Managing Director, Frontiers CPE, was appointed as Non Executive Director to the Walton Centre, NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool in July.

Lesley Lloyd has been appointed NED at the Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Nicola Tallet has joined the board of Livability

Anne Davies, Special Counsel at Withers LLP, has joined the Council of her alma mater, Aberystwyth University as a lay member.

Hannah Chamberlain has been appointed as a Governor of the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Clare Crowther, Director at High Hedges Ltd, has recently been elected Chair at Birtenshaw, where she was previously a Trustee.

Pooja Sharma has recently joined the board and the Asset Management Committee of the Bell Foundation.

Lorraine Adlam, Chairman, Financial and Professional Risks Division at Howden Insurance has been appointed as a NED at RED24 Plc.

Amanda Burton, Chief Operating Officer at Clifford Chance LLP has been appointed NED of Countryside Properties PLC.

Ruth Medd, Chair and Founder of Women on Boards in Australia, has been appointed as Independent Chair of the Nominations Committee of Basketball Australia.

Janet Unsworth has been appointed Non Executive Director at the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). "I first heard about the opportunity whilst attending a Women on Boards Getting Started event."

Caroline Lien has been appointed as Chair of NCT Trading Ltd - a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Dr Elizabeth Rogers has become a director of Parity Trust, a local non-profit financial services organisation.

Nicola Sawford, CEO of Serle Court has been appointed as Board Member of the Bar Standards Board.

Sarah Spurgeon, Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent has been appointed as Trustee and NED of Engineering UK.

Susan Galbraith, Head of Oncology Innovative Medicines at Astra Zeneca, has been appointed as a NED at Horizon Discovery USA.

Moni Mannings, Partner at Olswang LLP has been appointed to Polpip Group PLC as Independent NED and Chair of the Remuneration Committee (April 2014, FTSE 350). Moni is also a Board Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and on the Council of Cranfield University. "Your help, especially the Board CV workshop, has been invaluable"

Louise Cretton, has been appointed to the board at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust South London. "WOB inspired me to try for an NHS NED position after I attended the session on NHS Positions addressed by Christine Beasley. I am finding the work interesting, stimulating and challenging, and very different in style from a commercial plc"

Mary Evans has beed appointed as a Trustee of Welcare, a children and families support charity and has subsequently been nominated as Chair on the Services Committee.

Kay Ellen Consolver, a NED with Natural Resources Industry, has been appointed to the board of a private Gas and Petroleum company, Thyssen Petroleum.

Mary Daunt, a Consultant with Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust.

Eilish Jamieson, Founder, Audit Solutions Group, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Audit Risk & Governance Committee at Sport England.

Ruth Bardon, Environment and Catchment Strategy Manager at Wessex Water, has been appointed Trustee of the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust.

Claire Goldstraw, BBC Strategic Relationship Director with the Met Office, has been appointed to the board of Exeter Phoenix. "The confidence and support that you gave me through the training and follow-up phone calls has been key in giving me the confidence to do all these things."

Heather Nowak, Director at Nova IT Solutions Ltd, has been appointed a Council Member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board.

Lesley Adams, has taken on the role of Chair of the Active Learning Trust, after a period as Vice Chair.

Pearl Lewis, Quality Assurance Manager at the University of Buckingham and Conservative Parlimentary Candidate for Hayes and Harlington has been appointed Governor at St James and St Johns C of E School.

Sue Northrop, Investment Consultant, has been elected Chair of the British Psychological Society (Scottish Branch)

Pat Armstrong, Cheif Executive of ACOSVO, has been appointed to the board of OSCR (Office of Scotish Charities Regulator).

Helen Mahy, who holds a portfolio of board roles including her position as Chair of The Renewables Inf