In the Boardroom

We all need access to good resources in our professional lives.  It's no different when you are in the boardroom. This section of our Resource Centre is designed for active board directors seeking to keep up to date with the latest governance developments from legislation and news to research and leading edge ideas.

We also have two other sections for different career stages:

  1. Getting Board Ready - for those of you who are learning about what goes on in the boardroom and planning for your first - or first serious - board role
  2. Career & Leadership - for those of you who are still active in your executive career and interested in learning about what goes on in the boardroom - and why you should be thinking about board and committee roles sooner rather than later

Boardroom Briefings

Produced by Martin Webster, Partner at law firm Pinsent Masons and editor of the IOD publication The Director's Handbook, these monthly briefings keep you up to date on the latest governance developments. Also included is the Legal risks for NEDs update courtesy of Nabarro.

Reference Materials

On this page we provide links to a variety of reference materials for non executive directors sourced from  organisations and regulators including the FRC, the Pension Regulator, the EHRC, the IOD, the UK Government and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.

Success Stories

Success stories from WOB members joining listed and senior public sector boards. Getting your first serious board role can take time, so we want you to have some inspiration along the way.


Selected reading on governance and leadership.

Research Reports - Boards

The latest global research into boardrooms and corporate governance.