Success Stories: On Board

On Board is where Women on Boards lists members who we know are getting onto boards. We have helped over 2,500 members into board roles and currently average 6 members a week gaining a new NED role!

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On Board 2020


Mandy Pike, has joined Investment Trust Personal Assets Trust ( PAT )​ as a NED.

Helen Stevenson, is now NED and Chair of the remuneration committee at IG.

Natasha Gibson, is now Chair of Chagos Conservation Trust​.

Alison Vincent, has joined the board of SEI Investments (Europe) Limited (SIEL). Alison will serve as a member of the Nomination, Remuneration, Risk and Audit and Compliance Committees of SIEL. You can read the press release here.

Christine Higgins, is now NED at MACQUARIE CAPITAL (Europe) Limited.

Annette Nabavi, has joined the board of Efficient Frontiers International (EFI).


Elisabeth Stheeman, is now a Member of the Audit and Risk Comittee for AIIBRead the press release here.

Frances Earl, has been appointment as Non Executive Director at RWS Holdings plc and Chair of Remuneration committee. 

Sandi Dosanjh, has joined the FA Women's National League as Independent Chair.

Julie Currie, is now NED at Tesco Bank.

Noelle Rumball
has joined the board (and audit committee) of Leeds Arts University​

Julia Gregory has joined the board of Conserv Group.

Helen Brown, has joined the Regulation Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries as a lay member. Helen found this role on our Vacancy Page.

Sheryl Jermyn, is now Board Trustee at Borderline.

Mandy Donald, has joined Gowling WLG as a NED.

Sarah David, is now Chair at Voice 21, a role she found on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.

Nicola Fowler, has joined Aoibhneas as a Trustee.

Kitty Ussher, has been appointed as Non-Executive Dircetor at both Revolut and London LGPS CIV Limited.

Karen Smout, has joined Ipswich Borough Council as Independent member to the Audit and Governance Committee.

Olivia Jenkins, has been appointed Trustee of Afrikids, a role she saw on the WoB website. 

Lindsay Dodsworth, has been appointed Governor and member of the Investment Committee at Goodenough College.

Luca Zerbini, has joined both qiibee and Climax Community as a Non Executive Dircetor.

Dina Railean, is now Chair, Moldovan Electoral Committee at Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in London.

Maria Darby-Walker, has joined the board of Amigos Loans as a NED.

Jenny Knott, is now NED and Chair of the remuneration committee at Gresham Tech.

Fiona Gillespie, has joined the Steering Committee at Future Asset.

Moni Mannings, has joined the board at Hargreaves Lansdown, a FTSE 100 company.

Patricia Rodrigues​, is now NED at Aquila Capital.

Yoko Dochi, has joined JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust (FTSE 350) as a Non Executive Director, a role that was advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.

Lisa Blackett, has been appointed to the board of NHS National Services
Scotland.


Carolyn Poretta, has joined the Treasury Committee of Optivo, a G-15 housing association; the Investment Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and has been appointed as a full board member of Molo, a UK Fintech. She said: "Thank you again to Women on Boards for what you do. It's amazing on so many accounts."

Louise Wilson, is now Trustee at Thames Reach, a role she saw on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.

Martha Mghendi-Fisher,
has joined Bleu as a NED.

Sarah Fowler, is now NED at both EY Foundation, Mpac Group plc and Chair at BHSF.

Jackie Gray, is now  Chair of the Governing Board at Shooters Hill 6th Form College.

Sarah Turnall, has joined the board of Coastal Housing group.

Rita Bajaj,
has joined Hargreaves Lansdown as Non Executive Dircetor. You can read the press release here.

Alicia Reyes, is now Board Member at Banco Sabadell.

Lizzie Wells, has become a Trustee for the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice, a role she found on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.

Anna Daroy, has joined The Rural Policy Group as a council member.

Lopa Patel MBE DUniv, has become a council member at The Open University.

Carolyn Donoghue, is now Chair of the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative Limited​.

Paola Bergamaschi Broyd,
has joined Arrow Global (FTSE) as a Non Executive Director.

Karen Hands, is now Trustee at Community Forest Trust.

Georgina Mitchell, has joined Crealogix MBA as an independent board advisor.

Alexandra Innes, is now Independent Board Director for 2023 Cycling World Championships Limited.

Susan Webster, is now NED at One Manchester Housing Association.

Angela Henderson,  has joined the board of Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited where she will also chair the Risk Committee.

Olivia John, has joined CARIS Islington as a Trustee, London South East Colleges as a Governor and also The SEED Project as a Trustee.

Rituja Rao, is now Trustee at Being Woman -"Since receiving the Women on Boards bursary, I have woken up to a new career avenue that I wasn't aware of at all! Women on Boards UK has enabled me to pursue a Board career very early on in my career."

Parveen Malik, has joined the board of The Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB). You can read more here.

Anne Cruikshank, is now a Trustee at HERA (Her Equality Rights & Autonomy).

Sonja Gayle,
has joined Sheffield Race Equality Comission (SREC) as serving comissioner and also Sheffield City Council as Comissioner 

Rosie Bichard, has beenappointed as an Independent Member of Royal London’s Independent Governance Committee. "Many thanks to all the WOB UK team for your support with the process, including arranging a call ahead of my interview."

Caroline Cartellieri, has joined EcoHydra as a NED.

Hilda Worth, has joined Institute for Jewish Policy Research as a Board member.

Selina-Valencia McDonald, has joined Homelessness Impact as a Trustee.

Zeina Hatem Popovic, is now NED at EcoHydra.

Susan McErlain, is now a NED a Trackwise Designs, an AIM Listed Technology Group. This role was advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy page.

Sian Herbert, is now Independent Non-Executive Director at HBL Bank UK.

Luca Zerbini, has joined EcoHydra as a NED.

Rosie Halfhead, is now NED at Positive Money.

Linda Forbes, has joined National Energy Foundation as a NED.

Luna Zaman, is now a Trustee at Oxfordshire Mind.

Karen Furlong, has joined Triodos Bank UK as a NED.

Paul Hewitt has been appointed Trustee on the Board of Rusthall Lodge Care Home in Tunbridge Wells. "A BIG thank you to the WOB team who helped me in preparing my CV!"

Ri Chakraborty, has joined Norwich University of the Arts as a Board Member, deputy chair of the Nominations Committee and member of the Appointments Committee.

Jo Evans, has joined Mobius Life Limited as a NED and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Paula Haynes, has joined the Science Council as an Independent Trustee. "I am really enjoying my journey with Women on Boards - This is the third Independent Board/ Panel position I have sourced from your jobs Board.  I really appreciate all of the advice, support and input I have received from you all.​"

Susan Humble, has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Tribunal Procedure Committee, following a  recruitment process run by the Ministry of Justice.

Cath Brown,
has joined Reclaim as a Trustee.

Lucy Walker, is now NED at Henderson International Income Trust.

Lucy McClements has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Mansfield Building Society​

Kuldeep Kaur has joined MyBigCareer as a Trustee.

Lucy Winskill, is now Chair at North East Local Enterprise Partnership​.

Helen Copinger-Symes, has joined DHL (Foundation) as an Independent investment committee member.

Olga Pascault Fedotov, has joined both the Independent Directors Association (Russia) as Co-chair of the ESG Committee and the Russian Chapter as Co-Founder and Chair of the management committee. Both positions are based in Moscow, Russia.

Linda Owen, has been appointed as Lay Chairperson for the UK Council of Psychotherapists. Linda is a participant in our Bursary programme, she said: "Thank you for the support provided by the Women on Boards Bursary so far. This is another very valuable step on my journey, so thank you for all the help!".

Aurore Lecanon, has joined ORIC International as a NED.

Angela Henderson, has become a Trustee at CW+, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Charity and also Governor at Westminster Abbey Choir School​.

Christine Cross, is now Chair at ODDBOX and also Independent Chair and Remco chair at Clipper.

Karen Jordan, has been appointed as an NED and Chair of the Audit Committee and Nominations & Remuneration Committee for JN Bank UK Limited.

Heather Benjamin
, has joined the board of BlueLight Commercial which will be working with police forces across England and Wales to transform their commercial and procurement functions. 

Rosehanna Chowdhury, has joined the EY Foundation as a Trustee and member of its Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee.

Karen McClellan, has joined the Advisory Board of the Environmental Solutions Fund for TT International.

Belinda Deery,
is joining The Bath & Mendip Partnership Trust as a Trustee.

Trisha McAuley, is now Board Member at Transport Focus, and Independant Chair at Market Code Arrangements Panel.

Liv Corbishley, has joined both Brighton Therapy Centre as a Trustee and Grace Eyre charity as Chair.

Jane Robson Blanchard, is now NED at Scout Store.

Valerie Gordon-walker, had become Board Member at Tokio Marine Kiln.

Moni Mannings, has joined Easyjet as a NED. "Women on Boards has been an important part of my journey to date so thank you ".

Rebecca Ganz, is now NED at BlueSkeye AI.

Tazim Essani, has joined both the Royal Horticultural Society as a risk and audit committee member, and Sovereign Housing Association as a Member remuneration committee.

Karen Govier, has joined Northamptom Academy Trust as a NED.

Susan Sternglass Noble, is now NED at Asia Dragon Trust plc. "The assistance I have received over the years from WoB has been invaluable in developing my skills and experience.  So thank you once again!"

Gail Wanyoike, has joined Tree Foundation UK as a Trustee.

Thea Crawshaw, has joined Essex Blind Charity (Essex sight) as a Trustee.

Gail Emerson, is now Co-opted Trustee at ZETETICK.

Cosette Reczek, is now Chair at Citizens Advice Lewisham.

Heather Goodhew, has joined Else holding LTD as a NED.

Jess McBeath, is now Advisory committee member for Scotland at Ofcom.

Anna Dingely, has joined the board of Nihon M&A Center.

Katherine Scott, is now a Trustee at Stitches in Time. She said "I joined WOB to gain the insights and resources on preparing a board CV and preparing for an interview, which I found to be greatly helpful and no doubt I wouldn’t have obtained this position without your help. I have recommended WOB to other women in my organisation looking for a board role."

Kathryn Morgan, has joined Co-op Insurance as a NED. "I found the WOB support really useful, especially the CV and personal statement help. Now I aim to use the new NED webinars to help me be as effective as possible."

Dorothy Burwell, has been appointed to board of Post Holdings, a public consumer packaged goods company in the US and owner of Weetabix. You can read the press release here.

Clare Weaver, has joined the Japan Society of the UK as a Trustee. She said: "I have found all of the information and events that WOB have provided over the years to be instrumental in me securing this role now. So a big thank you for all the support and information!"

Victoria Jackson, is now Trustee at Holy Cow, a role she saw advertised on our vacancy board.

Sue Anstiss, has joined Leisure Focus as a Trustee.

Katherine Theobald, is now Trustee at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Beatrice Devillon-Cohen, has joined European Investment Bank (Luxemburg) as an Audit Comittee Member.

Caroline Stephens, has joined CI&T as Advisory Growth Director.

Rhian Thomas, has joined Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (NHS) as Independent Board Member

Erin McEachren, is now NED at Conexus Healthcare.

Ayse Süvari, has joined Humanity & Inclusion UK as a Trustee. She said " Thank you for all your support!....You have a truly great platform which I visit regularly and will continue to do so."

Shayne Ramsay, is now a Trustee for the RSPCA (SE Branch), a role she saw advertised on the Women on Boards vacancy page.

Lesley Anne Nash, has joined St James Place plc (FTSE 100) as a NED.

Sophie Taylor, is now Chair at Valleys to Coast.

Roberta Casali, is now Chair at Tages Capital SGR.

Angela Lane, is now NED at Blackrock Throgmorton Trust plc.

Karin Schmitt, has joined the Cambridge Steiner School as a Trustee. "Thank you for your support on my board journey​."

Charlotte Pedersen, has become NED at Wizz Air Holdings Plc- a FTSE 250 company.

Elizabeth Renshaw-Ames, has added to her already diverse porfolio, by joining the Aviva Master Trust as Chair. 

Susan McErlain,
has become non-executive director of Trackwise Plc, an AIM Listed company. The position was advertised on the Women on Boards vacancy board by First Flight Non-executive Directors headhunters. 

Debbie Rees, has joined CBF Funds Trustee Ltd as NED and Member of the Audit Committee.

Vikki Macloed, has joined MDDUS as NED.

Rebekah Roebuck,
is now Trustee at Options for life, a role she saw advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.

Nicola Berry,
has joined the Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd as Governance Committee member and Search Committee member.

Catherine Fallon, has joined the Mungo Foundation as a Chair.

Vikki Macleod, is now Chair at LiberEat.

Helena Philips, 
is now Chair of the White Rose Academies Trust Board.

Elena Lokteva, has joined St Andrews Healthcare as both NED and Chair of the Audit and risk Committee.

Anne Spackman has joined the board at Profusion and has also become Independant Director at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Lisa Attenborough, is now NED at Future Fit Foundation.

Parveen Malik, has joined Mind Bradford as a Trustee.

Nicolina Andall, is now Lay Member of the London Recruitment Advisory Committee.

Hilary Cross, has joined the Ideas Foundation as a board member and also the Prisoners’ Education Trust as Deputy Chair. 

Sekai Mutambirwa,
is now NED at Hertfordshire LEP. "I applied for the position on Linkedin at the beginning of the year after registering with WOB, completing the NED CV tutorial and completing my own NED CV. I look forward to more board roles! A huge thank you to you and the WOB team!!!".

Peggy Vance is now non-magistrate member for the London Recruitment Advisory.

Rosie Bailey, has joined Forest Holidays as a NED

Camilla Poulton, is now Non-Magistrate Member at the London Advisory Recruitment Committee for Magistrates.

Sophie Gilibert has joined RedR as Treasurer.

Virginia Grant, is now Chair of the Sprot Trust.

Liz Lockwood is now Member of the audit and risk committee for the Samaritans.

Alison Vincent, has joined Connected Places as a NED.

Jane Player, is now NED at The London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation.

Michelle Leavesly, has joined the Warwickshire County Cricket Club as Senior Independent Director.

Jane Comerford, is now Chair of Governors at St Marks Primary School.

Servane Mouazan, is now Trustee for The People Who Share.

Mwenya Kawesha,
has joined the Royal Court Theatre as  a NED.

Meenakshi Anand, join Community Schools Trust in East London. 

Heather Blythe, joins National Museums Liverpool as a NED.

Rebecca Urang,
has become an Advisory Board Member at ASPIeRations.

Joanne Web, is now Board Advisor at Uncrowd.

Tanit Curry,
has joined both the Noodle Factory as a Strategic Advisor, and Nursery Book as a NED.

Alexandra Innes, has joined both All England Lawn Tennis as a Trustee, and also Knight Frank LLP as Non Executive Adviser and member of the Group Executive Board.

Marianne Økland, has joined the Professional Rugby Board (PRB) as a NED. 

Alison Flemming, is now NED at Premier Miton.

Carole Bridget Presern, has joined the Wellcome Trust Psychosis Flagship as an Advisory Board Member.

Jenny Knot, has been appointed as NED for Simply Health.

Denise Everall,
has been appointed NED of Maitland. 

Keri Pratt
, WOBSX graduate, has been appointed to Board of Guild Trustee Services, trustee for Guild Super & Childcare Super


Laura Todd,  has been appointed as Advisory Board Member at Salary Finance.

Frances Illingworth, has been appointed as trustee of the Institute of Historical Research, a position she saw advertised on the Women on Boards' Vacancy Board.  She said, "I wanted to thank everyone at Women on Boards for being great Corporate Partners with WPP and also introducing me to the opportunities for Board roles and the guidance to get there". 

Alina Kessel, has been appointed to the board of DS Smith (a FTSE 100 company), as well as the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. She says:
"I started considering non-executive roles after meeting the Women on Boards team in a workshop organised by WPP through our Corporate Partnership. I'm thrilled to be appointed as a NED at DS Smith and have really appreciated Women on Boards incredible support and encouragement along this entire journey.”  Read the press release here.

Amanda Turner, is now a Trustee at Wychavon Leisure.

Ninder Johal DL, has become NED at BCRS Business Loans​.

Alla Bashenko​, has become NED for both Cameron Hume LTD and Sova Capital LTD​.

Catherine Wall
is now NED at Zotefoams.

Cindy Butts,
is now Vice-Chair Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB) at The Bar Standards Board.

Amanda Scott,
has become a Trustee for  the Viviana Durante Ballet Company​.

Eileen Pembridge,
has become a Trustee for both the Royal Institution and Healthwatch Lambeth.

Emma Thomas,
has joined the board for Meningitis Now.

Sarah Perris,
has become a Trustee for the Sale Sharks Community Trust.

Alison Thompson has joined SES Water's Environmental Scrutiny Panel

Paula Haynes has become a Trustee for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a role she saw on the WoB Vacancy Board.

Elaine Clements has joined the board of Cambridge Investment Management Limited

Karen Morton, has joined the board of The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). " Women on Boards has been extremely useful to me in providing guidance on my CV."

Heather Benjamin, has become Chair of the Board of Trustees for Air Ambulances UK​.

Shelly Stewart, has joined STEP Academy Trust as a Trustee.

Jeanette Lichner, has become NED for The Financial Conduct Authority.

Rachel Hindley, has joined The New Zealand Women's Business Network as Finance and Revenue Director.

Kath Smith, has joined the board of Boohoo Group PLC as a NED

Elaine Ballantyne, has become a NED for her local Citizens' Advice Bureau. "Many thanks for the support received as a member of WoB"

Sally Benetar, has been appointed to the Board of London Sport. "I’m very pleased to have been successful in the selection process for the London Sport Board. The support and resources available through Women on Boards have been very helpful - thank you!"

Sandra Pollock, has become a Trustee for Bamboozle Theatre Company.

Inga Beale, is now Chair at Mediclinic.

Nicole Coll, has become a NED for Dudley Building Society.

Annie Moon, is now NED for Attollo- The People's Development Network.

Nicholas Pink, has become a NED for Ruffer Investment Company inc.

Laura Hughes, has been appointed as NED for The Welding Institute.

Catherine Cooke, has become NED for MacMillan Cancer Support Jersey.

Janet Dawson, is now NED and Chair of the People, Culture and Development Committee at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust (NHS).
 
Tia Counts,
has been appointed as a Trustee for the Camden Arts Centre.

Emma Heard, has become a NED for Historic Environment Scotland.

Liz Murrall, has been appointed as a NED at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Cosette Reczek, has been appointed as a NED at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Liz Blythe, has been appointed as a NED at Peel Hunt.

Nicola Sawford, has been appointed Chair of Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP). "I first saw the role on your job board so, thank you!"

Liz Narey, has been appointed as a Trustee to both The Cheltenham Trust and Age UK Gloucestershire.

Rebecca Shelly, has been appointed as NED to Hilton Food Group plc (FTSE 250).

Li Li Long, has been appointed as Trustee for The London Historic Buildings Trust and also as a NED for Partnership Learning.

Congratulations and thanks to Dr Mary E Black who has adjusted her portfolio career to step back into full-time work as the Clinical Director of Public Health Scotland, a new national body which will open its doors on April 1st

Alexia Tye, has been appointed as a Trustee on the board of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology " WOB helped me tremendously with the board review and interview support calls. The user interface is very good and I’m impressed with the number of opportunities on offer every week." ​

Lucy Cohen, has been appointed as a specialist advisor to the Economic Strategy Board for the Swansea Bay City Deal.

Belinda Moore, has been appointed as NED for the Tipton & Coseley Building Society.

Rebecca O'Neill, has joined the Board of Vital Xposure.

Priya Samuel, has been appointed as a NED for Table Tennis England.

Susan Humble, has been appointed Chair for the Taxation Disciplinary Board.

Julia Woodhouse, has been appointed to the Regulations and Standard Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Julie Baker, has been appointed as a NED for Enterprise M3 "I wanted to say thank you for the support I’ve received from WoB. The networking has opened up new valuable contacts". Read appointment announcement 

Ruth Goddard, has become a Trustee at Cobalt Health, a role she found on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Kate O'Neill, has become a NED and Chair of the remuneration committee at FRP advisory PLC.

Claudia Zheng, has become a Trustee for Greenwich Music School.

Elizabeth Sheldon, has become a Trustee for the Donkey Sanctuary.

Sarah McLoedhas been appointed as a NED and Vice Chair at Citizens Advice Elmbridge West.

Kate Makuenhas been appointed as a NED at RegTech Women.

Sandy-Lee Connolly, has become a Trustee for Mind Midhurst.

Victoria Cochrane, has been appointed as a NED and the Audit Risk Chair for Investec Asset Management plc (FTSE 250).  

Gaye Husdon, has become a Trustee for MapAction.

Alison Forrestal, has become a Trustee for the Blue Cross as well as becoming Chair for Kudos Innoventions.

Lisa Gordon, joins the board of Mid-Cap Stockbroker Cenkos- Read Evening Standard report 

Cinzia Basile, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Nikko Europe Asset Management. "I would like to thank Fiona, Rowena and the rest of the team at Women on Boards for all your support."

Bunmi Ade, has become a Trustee for the Venus Charity.

Mirvette Russo, has become a Trustee for The Eden Academy Trust.

Fiona Sheridan, has become a Board Trustee for The Childrens Trust.

Nadine Thompson, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Visit England.

Lesley Cowley, has been appointed Chair at Airport Coordination LTD (ACL).

Kirsty Ross, has become a Trustee for The Scottish Farm Land Trust.

Helen Pettersen, has been appointed Chair at North West Surrey Integrated Care Partnership.

Diana Brightmore, has joined Vocalink as NED.

Melanie Tyson, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member at Leeds College of Building.

Alexandra Notay, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Essensys.

Wendy Williams, has been appointed Deputy Chair at Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Marie-Clare Fenech, has been appointed as a Committee Member for Tech London Advocates, Tech for disAbility.

Heike Truol, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive at Clarkson PLC (FTSE250)  - London Stock Exchange announcement
This position was advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Board. "WOB has been a great resource in my journey to find my first NED role !"
 
Susan Webster, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Monica Green, has been appointed as National Chair for Women in Property.
 

Lauren Branston, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Sustainable Restaurant Association (RSA). "Thanks for all your help and encouragement so far. "

Francesca Ecsery, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

Gay Collins, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

Jennifer Tippin, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Morgan Sindall Group Plc.

Sarah Gilchrist, has been appointed as a Trustee of Fertility Network UK.

Karen Hands, has stepped up to Vice Chair of the Board at Wakefield College, having previously served as a Governor.

Dr Alison Vincent, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Synectics Plc.

Penny Wade, has been appointed as a Member of the Independent Monitoring Board at Send Prison as well as becoming a Member of the Board of Trustees at  The Meath, an epilepsy charity. "I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from Women on Boards."

Joy Aboim, Data Centre Technology Consultant, Cisco, has been appointed to the board of The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Gillian Singh, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member (Neighbourhood Services) at Riverside, Liverpool.

Claire Binyon, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at NHBS Ltd, a role she found on the WOB vacancy board.

Carmel Macmillan, has joined the Board of Women on Boards (Australia), as a Non-Executive Director.

Emma Young has been appointed as an independent director to the board of International Rugby League. Emma found the position on the WOB Vacancy Board and also took advantage of Women on Boards' unique 1-on-1 support along the way: "Your help in restructuring and finessing my CV and preparing me for interview were invaluable, so thank you so much for your time and sharing your knowledge - it was invaluable"

Fiona Hathorn, CEO, Women on Boards, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Spktral, a company which helps firms simplify their gender pay gap reporting process.

Melissa Ocampo, Head of Sustainability, Retail Banking Wealth Management, HSBC, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member at the Business Disability Forum.

Victoria Stubbs, has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the PRA Practioner Panel. This is a panel of senior representatives of regulated firms tasked with engaging with the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England. 

Marina Azdejkovic​, has been appointed as a Trustee of the British Society of Gastroenterology, as well as becoming a School Governor at Valley Invicta Primary School, Kent.

Nic Erevik, has joined the board of North-North East Active Partnerships.


On Board 2019

Kate Marsh, has been appointed as a NED for Games Workshop Ltd.
 

Alison McGregor, has been appointed as Chair Designate at The Malcolm Group, Scotland.

Hilary Foley, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Friends of Butser Ancient Farm as well as becoming a Governor at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Laksh Ranganathan, Senior Solution Consultant at Tasktop, has been invited to join the board of ION (Institute of Optimum Nutrition), after spending a year serving on 2 board subcommittees. Laksh was at Oracle when she was first inspired to start thinking about a board role - thanks to a talk by Fiona Hathorn.

Lesley Lloyd, has joined the board of Distinctively Me.

Caroline Pearce, has been appointed as a Trustee of Communigrow.

Linda Robinson, has been appointed as Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee at Smith and Williamson Fund Administration Ltd.

Alison McGregor, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board.

Malado Kaba, has been appointed as a Member of the Board at International Budget Partnership (IBP).

Alina Kessel, President & CEO Team P&G, WPP, has been appointed as Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Glyndebourne.

Fiona Mclaren, has been been appointed as a Trustee of Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth, as well as becoming a Member of  the Professional Conduct Panel at the Teaching Regulation Agency.

Holly Murnieks, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Community Foundation for Surrey.

Debbie Rees, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Land Trust as well as becoming a Member of both the Audit Commitee and the Investment Committee.

Orlaith Carmody, has been appointed as a Member of the Compliance Committee at The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Rebeca Trengove, Director of Marketing and Communications, The University of Dundee, has been appointed as Welfare Director on the board of Triathlon Scotland. "Thanks to Women on Boards for first getting me in the right mindset through your events, then giving very useful feedback on my Board CV. That primed me to act when I saw the opportunity on your list of vacancies."

Melanie Griffiths (née Mareuge-Lejeune), has been  elected as a Trustee and Director to the Consumers Association Council, the body above Which?.

Christina Patterson, Writer & Broadcaster,  has joined the board of Accord, a housing association providing afforable homes and social care.

Elizabeth Martine, has been appointed as a Trustee of PACEY ( Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years).

Susan Gordon, has been appointed as a Lay Member of Court and a Trustee at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Anna Johnstone, has been appointed to the board of Canterbury Cricket, located in Christchurch, New Zealand. "The two WOB courses that I attended definitely helped."

Celia Pronto, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Moto Hospitality, the UK's largest motorway services provider, effective 1st December 2019.
 
Lucy Walker, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Aurora Investment Trust plc. " Thanks so much for all your support. Because of WOB UK I had a board CV to hand and knew what process to expect."
 
Catriona Wilson, has been appointed as a Trustee of The British Games Institute (BGI).

Katerina Kosmopoulou, Partner, J. Stern & Co., has been appointed to the Board of Directors at CFA UK. "Inspired by a WOB presentation some years back to consider board roles as part of a career strategy." 

Vicky Pope, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director for the Welsh Government. "Thank you Women on Boards UK, you gave me excellent support a number of years ago to enable me to  build up my portfolio career. Over the last year I have been able to build my portfolio up very quickly. I now need to consolidate."

Eilish Kavanagh, has been appointed as a Trustee of National Park City Foundation.

Kate Bright, CEO, UMBRA International Group, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Advisory Board Member at Amatte.

Rachel Harrison, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Thrive Homes UK.

Mandy Ferguson, has been appointed as a Trustee of Hounds for Heroes as well as becoming a Trustee of Headway Surrey.

Catriona Peebles, has been appointed as a Trustee of Garden Organic, as well as becoming Chair of the Investment Committee there.

Erika Schraner, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of JTC Group Plc. "Thank you to Women on Boards for all the support."

Ruth Dobson, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Embercombe.

Jo Boswell, has stepped up to Chair of The Board of Trustees at Apollo Music Projects, after serving as Vice Chair since April 2019.

Lucy McClements, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Fire UK, an e-money institution.

Jennifer Page, Senior Manager, KPMG, has been appointed as a Trustee of Fair Money Advice. "The help provided by WOB has been invaluable. Thank you."

Nick Pink, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at JP Morgan Russian Securities. "I thought the Getting Started workshop, CV guidance and pre-interview support were all very helpful. Thank you for being open to all, including men."

Landra Tchoud, has been appointed as a Governor at Ark Bolingbroke Academy, as well as becoming a Non-Executive Director at Beyond the Classroom.

Helen Thomas, has been appointed as a Trustee of Raw Material.

Pam Vick, has been appointed to the Board of IMPRESS, the news media regulatory body. "I’ve been a member of WOB UK for around 5 years now but only started seriously looking for NED roles in the last few months, having attended several events to get me more board ready, including a couple of Boardroom Conversations, the PwC Financial Literacy event and a Getting Started workshop.Thanks also to Rowena’s invaluable help with my board profile, I have applied for four paid roles, been shortlisted for 3 of them and have just heard that I have been appointed to the Board of IMPRESS. What’s more, I found the vacancy through the WOB Vacancy BoardI take up my role on November 12th. Thanks to all your support over the years, I couldn’t have done it without Women on Boards. I’m now very motivated and applying for more at the moment so hopefully will have more good news soon".

Gail Thomson, Senior Manager, RBS, has been appointed to the board of The Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.

Vanessa Donegan, has joined the board of Invesco Asia Trust Plc. "The WOB sessions I attended in 2018 were helpful in achieving my goal."

Angela Henderson, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Hargreave Hale AIM VCT plc.

Helen Fridell, Transformation Director, Cisco, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Tessa Arnold, Director, BP, has joined the Board of Trustees of Jami, a mental health charity. "I have been so impressed by the high quality of information, events and support that I have received from WOB since I joined –  thank you so much for your great coaching on my CV, you guided me to transform it!"

Marianna Sikorowska, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the British Kickboxing Council.

Karen Byrne, has been appointed as a Trustee of Independent Age.

Katie Kapernaros, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for an initial 3 year term, commencing 28 October 2019.

Alison McGregor, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Power Energy Networks as well as joining the audit committee there.

Mel Stanley, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Greyhound Trust.

Erica Morriss, has been appointed as a Trustee of Citizen Advice Cheshire West, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Harpinder Athwal Collacot, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees at WaterAid UK.

Andrea Wood, has been appointed as a Trustee of Oundle Music Trust.

Jane Bristow, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Swan Housing Association Ltd commencing 1 November 2019. Jane has also been appointed as Chair of The Danes Educational Trust. 

Tea Colaianni, has been appointed as a Governor at Canford School.

Laura Atherton, has been appointed a a Governor at Grove Park Primary School, London.

Fennemiek Gommer, has been appointed as a Member of the Supervisory Board at IME Medical Electrospinning in The Netherlands.

Sally Goodsell, has been appointed as Chair of the Investment Advisory Panel at Low Carbon Innovation Fund Ltd.

Nikki de Kretser, Chief Marketing Officer, Feefo, has been appointed as a Governor at St Swithin's School, Winchester.

Rhiannon Harfoot, has joined the Board of Trustees at The Amelia Scott, a new cultural centre for Tunbridge Wells.

Landra Tchoud, has become a Trustee of  the Helena Kennedy Foundation.

Amanda Rendle, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Countrywide Plc.

Claire Finn, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at The Law Debenture Corporation Plc, as well as becoming a Non-Executive Director at Artemis Fund Managers Ltd.

Elaine Clements, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Tesco Pension Investment (TPI) Fund Managers Ltd.

Emma Thomas, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Hope for Tomorrow.

Sue Bennett, has been appointed as a Governor at Derby University, a role she spotted on the WOB Vacancy Board.

Catherine Barber-Brown, has become a Member of the Cheshire & Warrington LEP Board Scrutiny Committee.

Fiona Sheridan, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Foundation of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, as well as becoming Honorary Treasurer there.

Stephanie Fraser, CEO, Bobath Scotland, has been appointed as a Board Member at Creative Scotland.

Irfana Malik, Group Risk Officer, Klesch Group, has become a Member of the Board of Trustees at Hft Trust Ltd, as well as being appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Arbor Academy, East London.

Dr Louise Brooke-Smith, OBE, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Polypipe Group plc, a FTSE 250 constituent, commencing 24 September 2019.

Myfanwy Barrett, has been appointed to the Group Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee at Ocean Housing, Cornwall.

Vivian Nicoli, Partner, EISER Infrastructure Partners LLP, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Fondul Proprietatea SA, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and Bucharest Stock Exchange.

Angie Robinson, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

Karen Smout, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Colchester Borough Homes.

Sarah Laessig, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at United Trust Bank. "Many thanks, as ever, for WOB's unwavering support."

Fiona Goldsmith, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at MJ Gleeson plc.

Marcia Cantor-Grable, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Modulr FS Ltd, an electronic money institution. Marcia has also become a Member of the Board Risk Committee there.

Alexandra Marks CBE, has been appointed as Chair of I CAN, the 130 year old children’s speech, language and communication charity, based in London. Alexandra sourced this role via the WOB Vacancy Board. "Thank you for the fantastic service you provide."

Irina Kendix, Director of Internal Audit, EMEA, Link Group, has been appointed as a Governor at West Herts College, as well as being appointed as a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at The Chartered Insurance Institute.

Susana Gomez-Smith, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Banco CTT, Lisbon.

Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, has been appointed as a Trustee of The Land Trust, as well as becoming a Trustee of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.<