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On Board 2022
has joined Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman
as a NED. She said: "I did the online CV course and found it really helpful. Although this isn’t my first board appointment, the course enabled me to look afresh at my CV and make it less academic and more appropriate for board positions."
has joined Hillcrest High School, South Africa
as a Director of the Board of Trustees. She said: "I have only just joined the Women on Boards network. I am looking forward to gaining more from the Women on Boards network and am sure that it will provide significant support and guidance going forward. I would definitely be interested in taking up other board roles, perhaps outside of the NGO space."
has joined Innate Pharma SA
as a Supervisory Board Member.
has joined The Makaton Charity
as a Director and Trustee.
has joined South Downs Leisure
as a Trustee.
has joined TML Partners
as a NED.
has joined Artsdepot
as a Trustee. She said: "I found the Headhunter session did it for me. I felt well prepared for the Interview. Whilst this role is not remunerated, it builds my confidence that I can move into remunerated roles now."
has joined Guildhall School of Music and Drama
as Chair of the Non-Executive Audit and Risk Management.
is now a Board Trustee of Insole Court Trust
. Sophia said: "Women on Boards have been invaluable. Through attending the CV Masterclass and receiving 1:1 interview support and advice for previous roles I applied for my new role with confidence. The resources available through Women on Boards have been fantastic. Listening to Success Stories podcasts and reading the wealth of online resources helped keep me fully abreast of issues relevant to boards and their effectiveness. Thank you for the fantastic support!"
has joined Young Minds
as a Lead Safeguarding Trustee. She said: "Rachel's 1-1 pre-interview support has once again made all the difference. It is a real confidence booster and helped me to refine my pitch for this role."
has joined Malmesbury & District Foodbank
as a Trustee. Frances said: "I attended an initial meeting with Women On Boards and I read the emails sent. It has motivated me to look for what is available to me locally, also to feel that I am capable and experienced enough to be brave and apply. If I had not been involved with Women On Boards I would not have been pushed to take the steps that I have. Thank you."
has joined Portabl
as a Board Member. She said: "Great help with getting my Board CV ready and general advice on the best way to go about getting my first board role - amazing support all round! Wonderful guidance and always there on the other end of the line for advise and guidance - hugely greatful for the support and encouragement."
is now a NED at Securities Trust of Scotland PLC
. She said: "Women on Boards has been incredibly supportive and offered excellent resources and networking opportunities. I have found being a member extremely valuable as I have built up my NED portfolio."
has joined Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Ltd
as a Board Member.
has joined Turn2us
as Chair, and has joined Elizabeth Finn Care Homes
as a NED. Carrie said: "In no small part thanks to the insights gained through being a member of Women on Boards I've secured a position as Chair of national charity Turn2us and NED of ELizabeth Finn Care Homes. I'm delighted. And wanted to say thanks to you and the team."
Mei Xin Wang
has joined the Advisory Board of Be the Business
. She said: "Women on Boards has been invaluable in the whole process of getting NED roles. The journey would have been much harder without the help of Women on Boards."
has joined Circularity Scotland Limited
as a NED.
has joined Scottish Ensemble
as a NED. Nicola said: "I enjoyed excellent support in getting prepared for interviews in the past. I picked up key points that can be applied over and over again."
has recently secured a number of board roles:
Chair for NHS Business Services Authority
and NED at British Business Invesments. She said: "Belonging to the Women on Boards Directors Circle has given me the confidence and support to pursue interesting and challenging roles. Thanks Fiona and for all your support - I will definitely be needing all the knowledge I acquired on the Chairs course I attended at the beginning of the year."
has joined The Wheel
NED and member of Audit and Risk Committee. She said: "Women on Boards has been very supportive. I’ve attended several Women on Boards events and found them most helpful. I used Women on Boards website to draft my board CV and obtain feedback from attending a Women on Boards event. I also had a brilliant interview prep session with Rachel. Hence I’ve recommended Women on Boards to others."
has joined Public Digital
has joined The British Horse Society
as a Trustee - Specialist in EDI.
She said: "From meeting you when you launched Women on Boards, to finally becoming a fully-fledged member. I look forward to developing myself in my new role and taking part in the various development opportunities Women on Boards has to support board roles."
has joined the Advisory Board
of Thames 21.
She said: "The pre-interview prep with Rachel Tranter was of immense value in solidifying my confidence before I met with the interview panel. There was a very quick turnaround between the invitation to interview and the interview itself—I was able to fit into Rachel's schedule the day before the panel occurred. Going through the brief with her in detail and talking about the organization and what I have to offer them put me into the right frame of mind to transition right to the interview the next day. Also, I believe one reason my CV and covering letter made such a good impression in the first place is because Women on Boards provides not only templates of how to do these, but through course and other online resources, the rationale behind them, the reasoning why they work."
has joined The Place, home of London Contemporary Dance School
as a Governor.
She said: "Just wanted to thank you and Women on Boards for your help and support over recent years - particulary the interview coaching you gave me a couple of times. It all eventually paid off! Women on Boards has been a brilliant resource in establishing and growing my board career, and I've benefitted greatly from many of the resources on offer. I particularly valued the masterclasses - which felt like a big investment at the time, but which were hugely worthwhile - and the one to one interview preparation coaching. Both helped me understand how to think like and present myself as a non executive rather than an executive, and that's been a big part of my success in being appointed to the Board of Governors at The Place."
has joined Human Tissue Authority
as a NED.
has joined Caredig
as a NED.
She said, "Women on Boards has been instrumental in helping me secure my first board role. From the Getting to C-Suite training course that forced me to reevalute how to add value as a senior leader to the "Succeeding to the Boardroom" workshop and the 1:1 CV review Julie did for me shortly after, they have all prepared me to present the best version of myself to the interview committee and ultimately secure the role."
has joined British Business Investments
as a NED.
has joined the University of Roehampton
as an Independent Member of the Finance and Resources Committee.
is now a NED at Office of Rail and Road.
has joined Bodycote plc
as a NED.
is now a NED at Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Limited (BGHL).
is now an Advisory Board Member at Be the Business.
is now a Trustee at Lifting Limits.
has joined Clean Power Hydrogen plc
as a NED and Chair Audit Committee as well as being a Member of the Remuneration Committee.
has joined Northbank BID Limited
as a NED, and is also now a Governor at Royal Grammar School Guildford.
She said, "I attended a Women on Boards half day course at Natwest Group offices back in 2019 – this gave me the impetus to begin to consider Board roles as a way of broadening my experience and to help support other businesses and organisations with my experience and finance background."
has joined Devolver Digital
as a NED and Chair of Audit & Risk.
is now a Trustee at Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
She said, "The Board CV Masterclass really supported my understanding and development to prepare for my first Board roles.. I found the sessions really insightful and helpful and really gave me the extra push I needed."
has been appointed to two new NED roles at Just Retirement Limited
and Partnership Life Assurance Company Limited.
has recently been appointed to two roles: Board Director, Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited
and Board Director at Utilico Emerging Markets Trust plc.
She said: "I thought that I was already an experienced NED, but WoB has given me invaluable support, both general and specific, from how to pitch how I add value both in the CV and in interview, to how to be an effective board member or chair working with the executive. Through webinars, networking and courses I have learned so much from the experience of other female NEDs, which is very hard to access otherwise. Individuals at or introduced by WoB have supported me with their time and counsel to help me prepare for interviews or understand how to address a market sector. With this support I was simultaneously appointed to my first two listed company boards."
is now a NED at Lakemor/CHPK.
is now a Trustee at Thames Water Trust Fund.
She said: "The Women on Boards CV Masterclass and guides helped me focus my CV for a board level role."
has joined Andover Mind
as a Trustee.
is now a NED at SSP Group plc.
is now a Trustee at Jewish Care
is now a NED at Strategic Equity Capital plc.
has joined Chesnara plc
as a NED.
is now Board Member and CEO at EveryBaby Ltd
is now a NED at British Business Investments
is now a NED at South Central Ambulance Service.
is now a Trustee at The Racing Foundation
is now the Chair at Embark Group
is now a NED and Chair of RemCo at Bonhill Group plc
is now a NED at Coriolis Technologies Limited
is now Chair of Finance and Risk Committee at Community Forest Trust
has recently secured a number of board roles: Technology Board Advisor at WTA Group
; Trustee at The Engineers Trust
; Public Governor for Oxfordshire at South Central Ambulance Service
is now a Member of Church Leadership Council and Trustee at Headington Baptist Church
is now an Associate Fellow and Member of Principle's Circle at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
is now a NED at AND Digital
is now a NED at Calnex Solutions
is now a Governor at Cardiff Met Uni
is now the Chair at Oxford Cancer Biomarkers
. She said, "Women on Boards has been an invaluable source of timely advice, guidance and support, particularly on key governance issues."
is now a Member of the Advertising Advisory Committee at Advertising Standards Authority
is now a Trustee at GirlGuiding UK
is now the Audit Chair at Norman Broadbent Group plc
Sarah Cooper has joined the board of Wild & Kind as a NED.
Maryanne Matthews has joined the External Council of Queen Mary University of London.
Charlotte Morgan is now a Member of Court of Governors at the University of Westminster.
Georgina Mitchell has joined the board of Orbis Investments UK. She said, "Women on Boards has provided support throughout my journey to build a portfolio of NED roles. From advice on my CV to putting me in touch with people in similar roles prior to interview, the assistance provided has been invaluable".
Toyosi Ariyo has joined the board of Five Talents UK.
Jackie Newbury, has joined the board of Coriolis Technologies Limited as a NED.
Debbie Beaven, has joined the boards of both NHS Trust IOW and Leap- Confronting Conflict.
Jane Ibbotson, has joined Canterbury Catherdral as NED of Chapter.
Lucy McClements, has joined Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as a NED.
Carys Williams, is now NED at IBAS- Independent Betting Adjudication Service.
Sue Douthwaite, has joined NEXA Finance as a NED.
Kirstie Macdonald, is now a member of the board of trustees at Fife Health Charity at NHS Fife.
Rhian Head, is now a Board Trustee at Sherman Theatre.
Sally Macdonald, is now NED at Fidelity Asian Values.
Charlie Hills, has joined the Family Holiday Association as a Trustee.
Mandy Donald, is now NED at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Hannah Nixon, is now Chair of the SSRO.
Palvi Shah, is now a Trustee at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Janet Dawson, is now a Trustee at Derbyshire community health services NHS Foundation Trust.
Trisha McAuley, is now Chair of the Strategic Panel for the Business Retail Water Market in England. she said, "Women on Boards has been hugely influential in the development of my non-executive career."
On Board 2021
Margaret Delany, has joined RYA Foundation as a Trustee.
Teresa Octavio, is now Chair at DAME.
Kathryn Morgan, has joined the board of both Soteria Insurance Limited as a NED and UIA Insurance as Chair.
Gill Mansfield has joined the board as an Independent Non-Executive Director at PRS for Music. Gill has joined the PRS Members' Council and the PRS Board and will Chair the distribution committee.
Helen Jones is now a board member at RSBC. She said "
I couldn't have done this without Women on Boards. I knew nothing about being on a board and found the half day training session invaluable. They were also a huge support when I got my first interview. They talked me through how to prepare and what to ask and I nailed it. One interview and I have my first board position. Thank you so much."
Trisha McAuley has now joined the board as a
Chair of the Strategic Panel for the Business Retail Water Market in England. Trisha said "
Women on Boards has been hugely influential in the development of my non-executive career."
Karen Bond has joined the board of Hertfordshire Golf Limited. Karen said "
I have attended a number of the Women on Boards Information and Training sessions which I am sure helped me with the interview and selection process."
Grainne Cuerden is now a board member at the PH Holt Foundation.
Joanna Rees has joined the board at
Design Commission for Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.
Rachel Robinson is now a board member at The Speakers Trust.
Alicia Olo Martinez has joined The Conference Board, H&S Council. Alicia said "WOB helped me to be brave enough to put my name forward when the opportunity of becoming an Executive Board Member of the Conference Board - H&S Council presented."
Perdita Fraser has joined the board at Campaign for Science and Engineering. Perdita said "
Women on Boards has been a source of brilliant advice and support over the last few years with the development of my board portfolio. What an excellent organisation doing hugely valuable work to strengthen boards and governance across the UK and beyond."
Claire Ward is now on the board at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.
Rita Bajaj has joined the board as a NED at Columbia Threadneedle's UK OEIC.
Maristela Romano is now a member of the Board of Govenors at St Paul's School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Rola Aina has joined the board as a Trustee at Hackney CVS.
Claire Seiler has joined the board as a Parent Governor at Drumbeat School Governing Body.
Esther Roberton has now joined three boards;
OnFife/Fife Cultural Trust,
Fife Housing Group and
Scotlands Futures Forum.
Jenny Watson has joined the Independent Regulatory Board at ICAEW.
Katherine Rogers has joined the board at Ixico PLC. Katherine said "I want to thank you for WoB's support in getting me here, I absolutely could not have done this without your invaluable advice and guidance".
Annie Coleman has joined the board at UBS.
Joshua Rozells is now a board member at Kingston Bereavement Services.
Tracey Bleakley has joined the board as a NED at Primadonna Festival.
Tanvi Gokhale has joined the board as a Trustee at English Heritage.
Sarah Tindall has joined the board as a NED at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation.
Olanike Jagun has joined the board at The Basildon Academies.
Sharon Shields is now a board member at Friends of Alcossebre.
Jo-anne Carlyle is now a board member at University College of Oestopathy.
Parves Khan is now a board member at Peter Symonds College.
Steph South has joined the board as a Trustee at Heronsgate Primary School.
Eleanor Southwood has joinedthe board at Habinteg and also at Paradigm Housing.
Devyani Vaishampayan is now a board member at The Law Society.
Megan McCracken has joined the board at State Street Trustees Limited. She said "
Women on Boards has been an essential part of my board journey from the insightful webinars (hopefully more in-person events soon!) and individual advice to meeting all the talented WoB members. I'm so grateful for this community of women directors!"
Eniitan Page is now a board member at Aleto Foundation. Eniitan said "
WOB helped me to identify what was important to me and what would be expected."
Janet Dawson is now a Trustee board member at Community Services Trust.
Javid Hamid has joined the board as a NED at Tara Arts.
Abi Olapade is now a board member at Citizens Advice Redbridge. Abi said "The tips and tricks obtained through WoB sessions since joining in Oct 2020 have really paid off. I'm so excited to be finishing 2021 with an emerging portfolio of Board roles!"
Peju Adebajo is now a NED board member at Ibstock PLC.
Sharon-May Meanley has joined Queensbury School as a School Governor. Sharon said "In the past I attended an Introduction to Women in the Boardroom course run in Birmingham by WOB. That course provided much of the information I rely on to this day, gave relevant pointers and referred to (now purchased) texts which provide further guidance. All of this has empowered me to gain in confidence and I now boast an emerging portfolio of board positions which have included, local parish councillor, treasurer, committee member, governor, trustee and more. My positions have put me in contact with mps central govt ministers and more. I have trodden unfamiliar territory and although having a legal background, I have just now entered the education sector as a school governor taking my readily transferable skill set to the same and recently sitting on staffing tribunals. My own expectations have been far surpassed and I hold no doubt my efforts would not have been put to such good use had it not been for my attendance on that WOB course, that one day sometime way back when in this wonderful forward-motto’d Second City, hometown of Birmingham. "
Fiona Phillips has joined the board as a NED at Newbury Building Society.
Edye Hoffmann is now a board member at Forever Active Forum.
Emma Wallace has joined the board at Enna. Emma said "I signed up to WoB after watching an introduction to becoming a board member and I have used many of the resources you provide which has helped me see my own board value and discover what I’m interested in doing as part of a board. It’s also helped me believe that I could achieve it at this relatively early point in my career. I’ve used the CV and interview documents, the podcast and watched some panel talks. I’ve applied to some board roles on WoBs and had one interview but was unsuccessful for that one, however it was all good practice for getting a role I’m really excited for, working on supporting neurodiverse people at work."
Louise MacDonnell has joined the board at Interface.
Kelly Keating is now a Vice Chair Trustee at The Together Project.
Louise Taylor has joined the board at Think Forward UK and YMCA WL.
Jill Dodds has joined the board as a NED at two organisations: BNY Mellon and Depositary Advisory Council.
Joanna Baldwin, has joined Dudley Building Society as a NED. She said "Women on Boards is always there with timely and relevant support whenever you need it - a real benefit to treasure when competing for appointments in the competitive NED space"
Katerina Ioannidou is now a Treasurer at Unlimited.
Rama Varsani is now on the board at
Learning to Work.
Shefaly Yogendra has now joined the board as a NED at
Harmony Energy Income Trust.
Tricia Lawson has joined the board at Parallel Learning Trust. Tricia said "WOB helped build my confidence. I’ve joined a couple of live sessions and worked through some of the guidance about applying for board roles. It gave me the encouragement I needed to put myself forward. I was lucky to be successful at the first attempt".
Elizabeth Martine is now Vice Chair at PACEY. She said "
Women on Boards has been a fantastic support and has provided an excellent toolkit to help me to step up in to a Vice Chair role".
Charlotte Sutcliffe has joined the board as as NED at Sheriffhales Primary School. Charlotte said "WoB has given me the confidence to reach out to the Governor Chair and to ask if any roles are likely to arise in the near future. In addition, using the guidance provided by WoB (elevator pitch/CV support), I was able to construct a 100 word bio which wasn’t geared towards my work role!"
Vicky Morris has joined the board at
Velindre University NHS Trust. She said "
After signing up with Women on Boards in July 2021, I have accessed the majority of your webinars and accessed some 1;1 support for pending interviews and I have been short listed for 2 out of 3 roles (remunerated) and short listed/ interviewed for 1 Trustee role (result pending). I have been successful with gaining a Non Executive Director role with a Health Trust in Wales as chair of their Quality and Safety Committee as well as Board member. (Velindre University Health Board).
Having reflected on your guidance, advice and the networking opportunities, I feel I have, as a result of those reflections, performed at my best, both in my Board Profile/ CV, headhunter interviews and in the final interviews across all these opportunities, whatever the outcome. So a massive thank you for your support in helping me obtain my first non executive role and I will continue to access your WoB support as I build my portfolio career".
Lindsay Dodsworth has joined the board at
The Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust as a NED. Lindsay said "Rachel Tranter, Women on Boards via the Getting to the C-Suite Course and one of your Ambassadors who is a NED on an investment trust have been very supporting in my search for NED and similar roles. Thank you and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help others".
Rebecca Boocock is now a board member at
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust trading as Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles. Rebecca said "
Women on Boards is a fabulous network of people who have been so supportive in my journey. From personal branding and CV support to interview guidance and member networking, it’s been so incredibly valuable."
Abi Olapade has joined the board at
Aldridge Education Multi Academy Trust. Abi said "
I joined the Women on Boards network almost exactly a year ago and have since attended a few of the Women on Boards sessions on preparing a Board CV. This combined with the virtual networking opportunities and offline discussions with women whom I met through the network really helped to build my confidence in my ability to successfully apply for NED/Trustee roles.
As a result, before I knew it, I had not just one but three NED/Trustee interviews lined up! Kudos to Rachel Tranter who gave me some excellent 1:1 Board interview prep tips which I was pleased to find I was eligible to at no extra cost.
I have no doubt that the combination of these WoB services contributed to my landing this great Trustee role with Aldridge Education Multi Academy Trust who run schools across the country that focus on developing entrepreneurial and enterprise skills in children from disadvantaged backgrounds."
One of the other 2 roles that I’ve been interviewing for is still outstanding, so I might be posting another success story soon!
Neetu Ogle has joined the board as a Trustee at Tutor Trust.
Joelle Carlton-Coway has become a Trustee at CIMSPA.
Miranda Brawn has joined the board as a NED at Switch Mobility Ltd.
Heather McKinlay has joined the board at
Antares Managing Agency Limited. Heather said "
I took the Get on Board course and it boosted my confidence significantly. I've also made full use of the online articles, podcasts and other reference material. It really helped me pitch my CV and prepare for the interviews. Thank you!"
Jenny Watson is now Chair on the Independent Regulatory Board at ICAEW.
Judit Seymour has joined the boards at
ITI Capital Ltd. and Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust. Judit said "
The WoB Peer Support Group has been totally instrumental in helping me to land the NHS NED role. Several members mock interviewed me and the experience helped me to craft my answers in the real interview. I am positive that without their support, it would have been another Dear John letter!
The WoB Chairs programme cohort is a fantastic resource of inspiration, support and fun. It was one of the members who introduced me to the opportunity at ITI Capital - my first FI board role. Totally blown away by the "kindness of strangers" and utterly sold on membership of WoB. The individual members (women and men!) are knowledgeable, supportive and unstinting in giving of their time. Fantastic."
Sue Turner, is now Chair at the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. She said "Your help in preparing me for the interview was exactly what I needed, both in focusing on the core messages to get across and in boosting my confidence, and I am extremely grateful to you"
Abdul Buhari, has joined both Lloyd Cowan Bursary and Daunsteys School as a Trustee and well as England Athletics as a Board Observer. Abdul is a Member of Women on Boards via the Credit-Suisse Corportate Membership Scheme.
Marianne Moore, is now Chair at Justice Studio.
Joanna Dodd Massey, is now Independant Director for the board of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Frances Earl, has joined RWS Group as NED and Chair of the remuneration committee.
Henrietta Hughes, is now Chair at the Institute of Integrated Systemic Therapy.
Maristela Romano, is now a Member of the Board of governors at St Paul’s School – Sao Paulo Brazil. She said "participating in the WOB program has helped me a lot in building confidence to pitch for this position."
Obby Nnaji, is now Governor at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery.
Lindsay Dodsworth, has joined Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust as a NED.
Arushi Chopra, is now a NED at Manchester Climate Change.
Sunila Lobo has joined the board at
Parallel Learning Trust.
Emily Robinson has joined the board at WWF.
Brigid Sutcliffe is now a board member at
Troy Income & Growth Trust plc.
Annika Ramos is now a board member at
Small Charities Coalition. Annika said "Through Women On Boards, I re-connected with a fellow member whom I had interacted with in a previous role...Her guidance and advice was something that I took with me throughout every conversation with potential organisations since, and I believe that it was part of the reason I was eventually successful in gaining a trusteeship with Small Charities Coalition, which was also advertised through Women on Boards".
Carolin Schönherr has joined the board as a NED at
Kaleidoscope Capital London. Carolin said "Women on Boards has been a fantastic source of inspiration, support and "how to" steps for my NED search. I met a talented group of female leaders in the peer support group program and have benefitted from their advice, connections and experience".
Lindsay Dodsworth has joined the board at
St. John's College School, Cambridge. She said "
Thank you for all of your help and support; my initial discussions with Rachel Tranter when I first started looking for NED roles were so useful and the Getting to the C Suite course was also invaluable."
Sharon O'Kane is now a board member at
Health Products Regulatory Authority.
Mary Ethna Black has joined the board at
National Centre for Earth Observation UK. Mary said "
Women on Boards has empowered me to go into space - figuratively but not literally (yet). The WOB community was primed to help and they did, with feedback, interview prep and CV tweaking. The WOB mantra of comradely confidence-building, emphasizing transferable skills, and leading with chutzpah really works".
Beatrice Devillon-Cohen is now a board member at
MUFG Securities EMEA.
Paula Jordan is now a board member at
Misan Nwokorie is now a board member at
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). Misan said "
WOB provided the space and platform to connect with like-minded people which was a huge support for me personally. The interview preparation was absolutely fantastic - I couldn't recommend that enough".
Susanne Svensdotter is now a board member at
Teach a Child - Africa.
Caroline Wehrle is now a NED board member at
NHS Property Services Ltd. Caroline said "
I've been a member of WoB for several years and found my first NED role through the vacancy page. I continue to attend WoB events to improve my board skills. Seeking a second position, I recently attended a Meet the Headhunter event and it really helped me hone my elevator pitch, gain an insight into the skills other existing and aspiring NED bring and helped me extend my network. I've just started my second NED position and WoB definitely played a role in helping me secure it".
Cinzia Basile, is now NED at Nikko Asset Management.
Carolyn Donoghue, has joined Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board as an Independent Board Member.
Louise McCarthy, has become Board Advisor at Evrensel Capital Partners INC.
Sadie Groom, is now Independent Council Member at Buckinghamshire New University.
Alison Goold, has been appointed as Treasurer to the board of the healthcare charity PSPA, where she joins Rowena Ironside, past Chair of Women on Boards UK.
Jane Pearce, is now NED at Polar Capital Tech Trust.
Annette Nabavi, has joined Eleco as a NED.
Erika Schraner, is now NED and member of the audit, nomination and remuneration committees at Bytes Technology Group.
Fumbi Chima, has joined Ted Baker as a NED.
Siwan Smith, has become a Member Board of Trustees at The Blue Coat School.
Alison Green, has become the first female NED at Cakebox.
Caroline King, has joined the board as Trustee of both WPF Therapy and Affinity Trust. She said "Thank you so, so much for being part of me achieving this goal and stepping into new roles where I can make a difference to others."
Heather Tierney-Moore has been appointed as Interim Chair for SCCL which is the company responsible for the whole of NHS Supply Chain.
Irene Poku has been been appointed the Chair for the NHS Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners: Outpatient Transformation Programme and a member of the National Outpatient Programme Board. Irene said "
I have been a member for WOB for a year. I have benefitted from all 'members Insights .which gave me the confidence and awareness to apply for suitable roles."
One of our members, has joined Imitating the Dog as a Trustee. She said of the support she recieved "The guidance you've kindly offered me will no doubt be indispensable to my board career going forward and I am appreciative beyond words. Your help and support really made all of the difference."
Oriana Pound is now on the board at
Kings Cross Impact Hub.
Cathy Pitt has joined the board at
Baillie Gifford UK Growth Trust plc.
Sophie Wright is now on the
Finance & Investment Board, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Sophie said "
WoB UK has been truly inspiring and energised me over the past year through various wonderful member events."
Zoe Shaw, appointed as a NED to Wandle Housing Association. She said "your help at WOB has been invaluable".
Claire Sng has joined the board at
Platform Cricket (THYSF). Claire said "
Women on Boards were absolutely fantastic, even talking me through the interview process and potential issues/topics to consider/prepare for, as well as CV help and providing a network to meet other NEDs who were also extremely helpful - thank you WOB!"
Virginia Stuart-Taylor has joined the board of
Raleigh International. She said "
The podcast was helpful in familiarising me with female role models who’d also succeeded, and the introductory webinar was great also in helping me feel confident that there are resources and support out there if I need them, as I take on my first ever trustee role."
Karen Fiagbe, has joined Cardiff Met University as a Governor.
Alexandra Innes, has joined The Bank of England as an External Member of the SONIA Oversight Committee and a Member of the SONIA Stakeholder Advisory Group.
Katharine Quarmby and Jannine Poletti-Hughes, have both joined the Creative Advisory Committee at Fideres.
Roisin Connolly, has joined Cardiff Met University as a Governor, a role she saw advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Board.
Carolyn Schuetz, is now NED at Oaknorth Bank.
Tazeem Abbas, has joined the board of SW9.
Laura Trendall Morrison, is now Chair of Finance, audit and risk committee at Catch 22.
Elizabeth Jenkin, has joined Fidelis Insurance as a NED.
Meghan McCarthy, is now NED at Global Warriors Ltd.
Rita Bajaj, has joined the board of Ecclesiastical as a NED.
Elisabeth Stheeman, has become Chair Elect of £ 1bn + FTSE 250 listed Edinburgh Investment Trust and is due to become Chair from the 2022 AGM.
Dr Jan Whitby has joined the Fountain Centre as a Trustee. She said "Your Board CV review and other articles gave me the drive to continue to seek positions"
Anna Mitchell has joined
Lucy Air Ambulance for Children as a NED. Anna said "
found the WOB resources invaluable when it came to preparing for my interview. I have also attended several Women on Boards talks and the tips in those are always extremely helpful - I definitely wouldn't have been inspired to apply for the board role had it not been for my connections with Women on Boards."
Anne Byrne has joined the board at
Charles Dickens Museum.
Jane Ibbotson is now a board member at
Kent Wildlife Trust.
Diane Reid has joined the board at
Lakeland Arts. Diane said "
Women on Boards is important to me as a group of people who share my belief in the importance of high performing boards and advancing the position of women in this context. I've worked on or with boards for many years and often felt like a lone voice. It's great to have that shared commitment to excellence."
June Walker has now moved from a NED to Chair of IHCT Ltd.
Lili Long has joined the board at
Quality of Life Foundation.
Debbie Rees, has joined the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) as a NED.
Sally Goodsell, has joined East Coast Community Healthcare CIC as a NED.
Georgina Michell, is now an associate NED at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
Miranda Brawn, has become a NED with Switch Mobility.
Patricia Rodrigues, is now NED at Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers Proprietary Limited Fund 4.
Melanie Hind has joined KPMG as a NED to their Audit Board. You can read the announcemnet here.
Joanna Stocks has joined the board as a NED at
English PEN. Joanna said "
Women on Boards has provided invaluable support in gaining my first NED role. From attending the 'Getting to the C-Suite' leadership course, to having supportive conversations with WoB staff and finally seeing the role advertised on the WoB website, I would simply not have achieved my Trustee/Treasurer role without being a WoB member."
Patricia Rodrigues has joined the board at
Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers Proprietary Limited. Patricia said "WOB has always been supportive in my non-exec / portfolio journey!"
Fay Quayle has been elected Chair of Mayfield Nursery, following the national open competition and she has also joined the board at MIND as a new NED.
Jane Clemetson, has joined the board at
Ethical Journalism Network. Jane said "Without the workshops on my NED CV, my NED CV would not have looked so impressive, I got the role at the back end of last year - now I am also Chair of the Fundraising Committee. So I totally recommend the NED CV workshop."
Veronika Neyer has joined Sussex Police as Chair of the ethics committee. She said "I had a 1-1 meeting with Rachel before my interview which was really helpful. Rachel listened to me and in no time helped me come up with my elevator pitch into the board room. Rachel was really great at helping me to translate my executive experience into transferrable skills for a non-exec role."
Helen Brichet is now a NED at Humm.
Hannah Nixon, is now a NED at The Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
Nadine Miller, has joined both OMAI Gold Mines as a Board Member, and Drone Delivery Canada as an Advisory Board Member.
Parv Sangera, has joined the Girl Friendly Society as a Trustee, a role she saw advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Board.
Leigh Wylie, is now NED at Halton Housing Board. She said "The 1-to-1 interview support was hugely beneficial as Rachel talked me through her advice, enabling me to prepare thoroughly and feel confident with my preparation...I used the WOB cv and cover letter templates which were great as I would not otherwise have known at all how to structure these."
Loraine Martins has joined DFS as a member of the audit committee, nomination committee, and remuneration committees.
Frances Soul, is now on the board of
Portsmouth Education Partnership. Frances said "
Completing the WoB online training for a board CV helped focus and strengthen my application to get an interview but the guidance note on preparing for the interview and then above all the pre interview 1:1 conversation with Rachel made all the difference as to how I approached the interview in both the preparation for likely questions and to deliver with confidence".
Patricia Rodrigues Jenner is now a board member at
Legal & General Assurance Society Limited. Patricia said "The Women on Boards network is the best support network outthere and I highly recommend it to all female Board candidates!"
Roma Bhowmick has joined the charity board at
Blue Tangerine Federation.
Sue Douthwaite, is now a board member at
The Melton Building Society. She said "
WOB membership has given me the confidence to seek out roles."
Lucy McClements, has joined the board at
Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.
Louisa Symington-Mills, has joined the LSE-listed fund NB Private Equity Partners as a NED.
Susan Rowland, has joined theThe Scottish Sports Association as a Non- executive director on the SSA Board and member of the Income Generation and Remuneration Committees.
Julia Gregory, hard joined the board of Gateway 14 Limited. She said "I utilised the Women on Boards resource area which has a large number of good articles - the most relevant one I used as a template was one around the information to find out before an interview - this was invaluable."
Both Bev Keogh and Lisa Tennant have joined the Consumer Council for Water as a Non Executive Directors.
Kelly Webb-Lamb, has joined the Jewish Museum London as a Trustee.
Chantelle Whitehead, is now a Trustee at Cheshire and Merseyside Relate.
Pooja Dewan, is now NED in Training with the NHS.
Sam Cooper-Gray, has joined Kent Community Foundation as a Trustee, and also Mason Breese as a NED.
Rosie Deane, has become a Trustee of The Young Women’s Housing Project.
Kathleen Hall, has joined the boards of both SPG-GES and Douglas Products.
Gaenor Bagley, has joined Octopus Titan VCT plc as a NED. Gaenor said "
Women on Boards supported me from the beginning with CV writing and interview practice."
Amanda Capon, has joined The Wiggley Worm as a Trustee.
Alina Kessel, is now a NED at DS Smith.
Marie Holive, has joined the senior advisory board at This Way Up.
Helen Tuddenham has joined the board at
Southdown Housing Association.
Pretty Sagoo, has joined the board as a NED at
Cardiff University. Pretty said "
I've been a member of WOB for a few years and it has certainly helped with awareness, training, and encouragement."
London Pensions Fund Authority, appoints four new board members, Rita Bajaj, Belinda Howell, Deborah Rees and Clare Scott.
Charlotte Pederson, has become a board member at
Wizz Air Holdings Plc. Charlotte said "
My promotion came from inside the board, however, I love the support and guidance that you give to women who wish to start a career in the non-exec area! Thank you!"
Elaine Clements, has joined the board at
Multrees Investor Services Limited.
Maria Pombo, has joined the board at European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP). Maria said "
I find the work that WoB do truly inspirational, supporting and encouraging both members as well as Companies in bringing together a more inclusive, diverse, culture enriched, collaborative, broad talented board that not only benefits the development and contribution individual members make to the board but to all the stakeholders of the business."
Laura McPhee, has joined the board at
Sellincourt Primary School. Laura said "
Terrific advice every step of the way. Great induction followed by terrific interview advice for your first board role."
Shimi Shah has become a board member at The Royal Mint.
Sally Hannah, has joined the board of The National Association of Able Children in Education (NACE). "WOB has been very helpful in my search for NED/Trustee appointments in general, in terms of materials, CV support, personal statement advice, webinars and also offering the 1:1 pre-interview discussion... I am so pleased, and thank you to WOB for your ongoing support!."
Heather Lawrence, has joined the board of Melrose Industries PLC.
Alex Sinker, is now Chair and Rachel Dennis, Joanna Mihajlovic and Joanne Shephard are members of The Maiden Factor's Advisory Committee - a new committed established with the support of Women on Boards UK to help ensure Maiden can set sail again in 2021 to raise awareness and funds to help some of the 130 million girls worldwide who are currently not able to access an education.
Dagmar Kent Kershaw, is now NED at Volta Finance.
Sophie Wright, is now a Committee member at
EWOB. She said "
I am an avid member, fully energised by the truly inspiring Fiona Hathorn and the wonderfully supportive team at WoB UK, as well as all the talented and ambitious peer."
Noella Hacquard, has joined as a Trustee St Christopher's Fellowship which provides fostering, residential & support for children & young people in care so they can be safe, happy & achieve their potential. Noella said "
What an honor it is to be named as a Trustee. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and foresee a future full of possibility and excitement. I look forward to beginning this grand, new adventure. Thank you Rachel for your support with the interview prep!"
Sarah Frost, has become a board member at
Electrical Safety First.
Nehir Kirlar Ozel, has joined the board at
CARIS Islington. She said "
WOB's meetings, webinars and all the inspiration it gave me were instrumental in getting my first board position. Thank you."
Wendy Devolder, has joined the board at
The Haskell Foundation. Wendy said "
I have found WOBs resources and events all of high quality and valuable, and recommend anyone sitting on Boards (or considering to join a Board in the future) to explore and participate in these."
Sue Douthwaite, is now a NED at Melton Building Society.
Camilla Poulton, has joined England Netball as a Disciplinary Panellist.
Myfanwy Barrett has joined the board at
The Pensions Ombudsman. She said "
I have benefited hugely from the support of WoB in building my non-exec career, from cv writing and interview advice to a wide range of events about different types of boards, a dedicated session on Public Appointments and opportunities to meet more experienced NEDs. Recently the peer support group really motivated me to keep trying, and was a brilliant way to develop better applications, presentation and interview skills. Thanks to WoB I can now say that I have a portfolio career!"
Lisa Lim, is now an Investment committee member at CFA UK.
Helen Sachdev, has joined McKay Securities Plc as a Member of the audit and risk, nomination and remuneration committees.
Jem Greenwell, has joined Ethos Academy Trust as a NED. She said "Women on Boards resources have helped me with my NED CV, refreshed and enhanced my understanding Board Papers particularly in a charity setting. Being a member has widened my network and also reinforced my view of the the need to have a balanced and diverse Board especially due to the vital roles that Non Executive Directors play, paid or not. Thank you !"
Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, is now Independent member of the investment committee at GLIL Infrastructure.
Julie Ashworth, has been appointed as Senior Governor at Aberdeen University. You can read more about the appointment here.
Helena Vinnicombe is now a board member and NED at Lowland Investment Company. Helena said "
I attended an introductory seminar at WoB and a follow up session on fine tuning my CV, both of which I found very useful and informative and which helped my search for a NED position."
Louisa Macdonell is now a board member at Social Investment Scotland. She said "
I've been working through the great CV process on the website which has been a huge help in understanding the difference of a board CV and the pre-interview support the day before my interview was invaluable. Thanks to all at WoB, couldn't have got my first board appointment without you."
Jacqueline Planner is now a Trustee at Traffik Analysis Hub, an anti human trafficking charity which operates globally. Jacqueline will also be chairing the risk, audit and compliance sub committee on the board. She said "
WOB supported me with applying for NEDs, how to position my C.V and how to approach charities I was interested in when no role was advertised. They gave me confidence and showed me how to be straight talking and to the point. This brilliant advice paid off as the charity I approached was about to add trustees to their board. I landed this role and have one other charity also interested in my C.V. Thank you - it paid off!"
Fiona Sheridan, Sian Morgan, Naomi L'Estrange, Philippa Hardwick, Fiona Hathorn, Tracey Grove, Pamela Stacey, Alice Bordini-Staden and Danielle Stewart have been appointed to the board of the Financial Reporting Council's Advisory Panel. You can read more here.
Fiona Sheridan, has joined UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as an External member and member of the Audit, Risk and Performance Committee.
Natalie Fortescue, has joined the board of Serinus Energy Plc (AIM listed). She will also Chair the ESG Committee.
Helen Sachdev, has joined the audit and risk, nomination and remuneration committees at McKay Securities Plc.
Perdita Fraser, has been appointed as Chair at National Numeracy. You can read more about the appointment here.
Helene Brichet, has joined Fairer Finance as a board member. She said "I am impressed by the quality of roles advertised on Women on Board and by the variety of events and advice at hand. Thank you for the brilliant support I have received on how to build a portfolio career, and on practical steps such as building a NED CV and preparing for a NED role interview!"
Moni Mannings, has joined Cazoo as a NED.
Dr Alison Vincent, has joined
Bytes Technology Group Plc as an Independent NED and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She said "
Women on Boards were key to getting me started on my NED Portfolio journey."
Patricia Corsi, has joined Tate & Lyle Plc. She said "The pre-interview support was excellent, with speedy response and insightful thoughts."
Patrizia Canziani, has joined Illimity Bank as a board member. She said "Although this position was not posted on WoB, over time I gained huge benefit from Women on Board. The occasional talk/webinar on various topics, WoB's availability to discuss doubts and questions - always very promptly, the privilege of getting access to people with the right experience and background to prepare for interviews, and in general being part of a much larger group of like minded professionals."
Melissa Upjohn, has joined an animal welfare charity Communities for Horses as a Trustee. "
WoB's webinars, discussion forum and online resources were super helpful in enabling me to understand how to explain the value I could add to a charity as a trustee - many thanks WoB!"
Atiya Gourlay, has joined the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust as a Trustee. She said "
I was inspired by a WoB member who encouraged me to look for board roles that resonated with my personal interests. Following her advice, I became a WoB member, and truly appreciated your initial intro webinar, which helped me to identify my strengths. I have found the personal stories of others motivating - great to be part of this network! Thanks to Women on Boards for their fantastic resources."
Ciara Danes, has joined Learning by Heart as a Trustee, a role which she saw advertised on the WOB Vacancy Board. She said "This is my first Board role since joining Women on Boards. My advice - take it all in. As many other candidates have mentioned, the events, podcasts, board CV resources and pre interview support are invaluable. Your expertise and support have undoubtedly helped me to secure this appointment."
June Aitkin, is now NED at PEAL Investments UK. "Women on Boards has been enormously supportive. You provide a wealth of fantastic resources such as the podcasts, events, courses and direct access to the team, which have all helped me identify what skills and capabilities I can offer, manage interviews better, and to contribute more in the boardroom."
Tina Kokkinos, has joined British Rowing as a NED. "I had some fantastic and relevant advice in preparing for the interview including the specific challenges of this sector and type of role. In addition, I find Women on Boards the GO TO place for NED's for advice, help, support and learnings , irrespective of what stage in the journey as a NED you are."
Samantha Barrell, is now NED at Assura plc. She said "I found your CV review session very helpful and the FTSE NED session. I also find all your posts re new board roles very useful."
Ratna Kakkar, has joined Africa Excellence Research Fund UK as a board member. "Women on Boards' CV Masterclass really helped me to structure my CV while applying for NED and Trustee roles".
Malado Kaba, has joined the board of Orabank Guine. She said "The women in this network are an inspiration in many ways. I kept on reading many of the articles and blogs too."
Anne Woodley is now a Trustee at RNIB "The Women on Boards weekly open board positions gave me access to the Board positions I found most interesting... I would not have even known about the position, or had the first idea where to start to apply had it not been for Women on Boards."
Marcia Cantor-Grable, has joined the Board of BNYMellon SA NV Brussels, Belgium as Chair of the Risk Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
Alison Thorne, has been appointed to the Welsh Government public appointments panel. Read the official statement here.
Marina Bond, has joined the British Rheumatology Society as a Trustee.
Rebecca Buckley, is now a Trustee at Community First Yorkshire.
Ijeoma Okoli, is now NED at Aldermanbury Investments Limited.
Allison Strachan, has joined Fleetville Infants & Nursery PTA as a Governor.
Deborah Richards, is now NED at CapEQ Limited.
Janyce Holmes, has joined the Board of Edinburgh College. "I found the Board CV Masterclass very helpful in responding to the recruitment process . Thank you."
Irene Hazlie, has joined the Board of Positive Changes Scotland (incorporating Grace Chocolates)
Jodi Cartwright, has joined Found Limited as a NED. She said "I used the excellent resources on the website and Women on Boards courses to help me compile my CV. These focused my mind that a Board CV is a very different thing from a normal CV, as well as providing practical help. I secured an interview for the very first board position I applied for, and a position with the second application."
Liz Curran, has been appointed as a Board Member of Rosewood Housing Limited, who are a subsidiary of Inland Homes PLC. Liz has also joined Octavia as an Independent Committee Member and will serve on the Finance Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. She said "Re-joining Women on Boards last summer helped me as I started an intensive campaign to build on my single existing NED appointment. You provided information, encouragement and support. The pre-interview conversation was particularly useful. "
Shimi Shah, has joined the Royal Mint as a NED.
Hazel Flynn, has joined Waterloo Community Counselling as a Trustee.
Linda Csellak, has joined the board of Jockey Club Sarah Roe School, Hong Kong. "WOB has definitely helped me to become more assertive in 'putting myself out there" for INED roles"
Sobia Shamim, has become a Trustee at We are Family Adoption.
Sophie Vasquez, is now a Trustee at Age Cymru West Glamorgan."I had amazing support from WOB through each step from when first considering whether joining a board was for me through to preparing my board CV, 1-on-1 support preparing for me interview and deciding whether the role was right for me. So grateful for the guidance and advice and having someone to speak to who could share their own experience was invaluable. "
Lisa Upchurch, has joined the board of Park Yoga.
Tazim Essani, has joined Quilter (FTSE 250) as a NED and member of the Board Remuneration Committee.
Deepti Jerath, is now NED at Innisfree Housing Association. She said "Women on Board's CV preparation resources as well as the 1-on-1 interview support was fantastic and really helped me position myself for my first board position"
Alexia Tye, has joined the board of International Bureau for Children's Rights.
Stephanie Liston, is now Chair at BSG.
Ijeoma Okoli, has joined Aldermanbury Investments Limited as a NED.
Gillian Singh, is now an Associate Digital NED at North West Ambulance service.
Carolyn Donoghue, has been appointed to the Board of Governors at University West of England. She said "This is my second board role since joining Women on Boards and I continue to find the events, podcasts , resources and support invaluable."
Kelsey Lynn Skinner, is now Independent Committee Member, Finance Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee at Mirriad.
Fiona Reed, has joined the board of Gipsland Grammar as a NED.
Daniela Barone Soares, is now NED at IHG Hotels and Resorts.
Yve Buckland, is now Chair at Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care system.
Shilpa Thaki-Green, has joined Clowns without Borders as a Trustee-Treasurer.
Nia Roberts, has joined EPSRC as part if its Strategic Advisory Network. You can read more about the apointment here.
Shefaly Yogendra, is now Chair of Nomination Committee at Temple Bar (TMPL).
Rowan Gardner, has joined Digital Health and Care Wales as an Independant Member. She said "Women on Boards is a great investment to move your career into the Board Room. The advice is clear, concise and insightful. I am particularly grateful for [the] pre interview preparation which made a transformative difference to me and resulted in my first appointment."
Vicki Reay, has joined Katherine House Hospice as a Trustee. She said regarding Women on Boards events- "[you] certainly helped me to understand how to clearly articulate my transferable executive skills not only for a Non Executive role but also for a new environment, in this case the charity sector."
Siu-Wai Ng, has joined The Retired Officers Allowance Scheme Investment Board of the Salvation Army International Trustee Company.
Dr Ronda Zelezny-Green, has joined the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at the United Nations Foundation as an Advisory Council Member.
Andrea Minton Beddoes, has joined Reaction Engines Ltd as a NED.
Alex Cole-Hamilton, has become a Trustee at the Sophie Hayes Foundation.
Bola Oladimeji, is now Trustee at GiG / GodisGiving.
Kathryn Morgan, has joined Marshmallow Insurance as a NED.
Maeve Walsh, has joined Connection at St Martin's as a Trustee.
Rachel Miller, is now a Board Member at Soho Housing. She said -"I found the Women on Boards website invaluable for demystifying the world of Board positions and the process of finding the right one."
Saz Willey, has joined the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales as Vice-Chair.
Anino Emuwa, is now Member of the Board of Governors at Nottingham Trent University.
Dominique Carrie, has joined 28 Too Many as a Trustee. She said - "Women on Board's Board CV resources and the one-on-one interview support were very helpful in securing this Trustee position."
Alla Bashenko, is now Independent Member of Audit & Risk Committee and Investment Committee at Parkinson's UK.
Lydia Bailey, is now Chair at Thyroid UK.
Heather Savory, is now a NED a Big Yellow.
Mary Agbesanwa, has joined GirlGuiding UK as a Trustee.
Sophie Rossini, has joined the board of DHT Holdings.
Catherine Wall, is now Chair at MSS.
Deborah O'Neill, is now a Trustee at GirlGuiding UK. She said "Women on Boards helped me identify positions that met my interests and would allow me to use my skills to make a difference. Their online resources really helped me to shape my CV appropriately for the role. Highly recommended!"
Anne Harrison, is now NED at Solicitors Regulation Authority and Littleborough Arts Festival. She said "Women on Boards gave me the confidence to keep on applying for roles and to understand the sort of roles I was likely to be successful with."
Tazim Essani, has joined the board of City of London Investment Group PLC.
Manjiry Tamhane, had joined Land Securities Group plc as a NED.
Azra Kirkby, is now a Trustee at the Yorkshire Museums Trust.
Susanne Alfs, has joined FMBcapital Holdings plc as a NED. She said - "Our network encouraged me to accept the responsibilities that come with this NED role for a listed company and increased my confidence."
Louise Wilson, is now NED at A2 Dominion Group. She said of the support she recieved - "[the] support really helped me get my first NED role, and I am very grateful I am a Women on Boards member!! Thank you so much"
Brit Schönenberger, has joined Swiss Automotive Group as a NED.
Helen Brown, has joined RNWL as a NED.
Kay Boycott, is now NED at Private Healthcare Information Network.
Ursula Heng, has joined We and AI as Trustee and advisory board member.
Lamé Verre, has joined both Lean In Energy as Co-Chair and Blenheim High School as Governor.
Miriam Patterson, has been appointed as a new Commissioner to the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Neelu Agarwal, has joined Second Step as a Trustee. -"Thank you to the Women on Boards team - your resources and webinars were invaluable."
Sue Schilling, is now a Trustee at Alopecia UK.
Susan Hopper, has joined Moonpig.com as a NED.
Catherine Fallon, has joined the State Hospital Board as a NED. She said that she - "found the webinars and information online invaluable in considering the content of my applications and covering letters".
Elisabeth Scott, is now Chair at AIC.
Sarah Beckwith, is now NED and also a member of the Development and Assets Committee at Abri Housing Association.
Fiona Morris, has joined Make UK as a NED. She said - "the online learning to create an NED CV is excellent and the 1:1 review with Alison Thorne built confidence and was great guidance".
Jayne Souter, is now a Trustee at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
Deborah Davies, is now NED at Diaceutics PLC. She said that she finds Women on Boards a "Good supportive network to stay connected with."
Jacquie Nnochiri, has joined NCS as a Trustee.
Emily Cox MBE, is now Deputy Chair at CBI (Confederation of British Industry).
Ali Harrison, has joined the National Health Service Products Appeal tribunal as a lay member.
Fiona Daniel, has become Non-Executive Director position with Thera Trust East Midlands Board. She said- "Thank you Women on Boards... anyone wanting to get ahead Women on Board resources and support is just the website and membership you need to get you there."
Sarah Tindall, has become a Trustee at Age UK Sheffield. Of the support she received she said- "Women on Boards has been a tremendous help in clarifying the NED role and what specific qualities and skills are required. This has been professionally backed up with relevant and purposeful training sessions and a one-to-one expert phone call prior to my second only interview and my first appointment."
Clare Williams, is now board member at OperaUpClose. She said "Many of the seminars and sessions I attended during 2019 and 2020 definitely helped me prepare for interviews".
Catriona Standingford, has joined the board of Capsel Ltd.
Anjali Ramachandran, joined Chayn as a Trustee.
Lisa Fox, has joined the board of Disability Snowsport UK after seeing the role advertised on the Women on Boards Vacancy Page.
Lynette Eastman, has joined the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology as a NED. She is also Chair of the Renumeration committee.
ON BOARD 2020
Denise Jagger, is now a Trustee at National Trust.
Sally Bennett, has joined BerGenBio as a NED. She said- "Being a member of Women on Boards helped me on my journey through access to workshops and events as well as a CV review!"
Anna Daroy, has joined the board of The International Governance and Compliance Association (IGCA).
Tanya Castell, is now an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC). You can read the announcement here.
Christina Renner-Thomas, has become a Trustee at Prostate Cancer Research.
Sally Penni, is now Bencher at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.
Natasha Dos Passos, is now Trustee and Treasurer at London garden Trust.
Brigid Whoriskey, has become Vice Chair at Causeway. You can read the announcement here.
Jayne Souter, has become a non-executive director for Cornerstone Housing in Exeter. She said "I am very impressed with the support we get as members from your organisation and will certainly be renewing my membership next year".
Alison Roswell, is now member of the Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee at the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Liz Edwards, has joined the Dorset Local Economic Partnership as a NED.
Laura Dabbs, is now Board Member at Healthwatch Hillingdon.
Elaine Venables, has become a Trustee at Age Cymru West Glamorgan. She said of the support she received - "Women on Boards has given me the confidence to go for it and to believe in myself."
Georgina Brittain, has joined the board of QCA (Quoted Companies Alliance).
Debbie Rees, is now an independent member of the ALCS Investment Committee.
Gillian Carmichael Lemaire, is now NED at The Scottish Arbitration Centre.
Elizabeth Baxter, has joined POWERful Women as a NED.
Tamara Crawford, is now NED at JP Morgan.
Karen Finlayson, has joined the Supervisory Board at PWC.
Sarah Kaiser has joined Voice 21 as a Trustee.
Natalie Pascoe, has joined the Audit sub-committee at England Boxing.
Elizabeth Martine, has joined The Parochial Church Council of The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Nicholas, Chislehurst as a Trustee.
Nala Wolsfold, is now NED at Market Harborough Building Society.
Ann Allan, had joined the Water Industry Commission for Scotland as a NED. Ann said of the support she recieved "attending the Women on Boards half day workshop gave me the confidence to consider more substantive non-executive roles.... A thank you to Women on Boards"
Kay Boycott, is now Member of the Independent Audit Committee at London Fire Brigade.
Christine Foster, has joined the Natural Environment Research Council as a NED after attending a Women on Boards CV Review webinar. Christine said that the session was "the single most practical bit of learning I've done in the last decade. I loved the way we weren't able to be passive attendees on the day, and the follow-up was so structured. I was set up for success by your support."
Trisha McAuley, is now Independant Chair at SSEN Inclusive Service Panel.
Anne Ruth Herkes, is now NED at Brookfield Business Partners.
Sophie O'Conner, has joined Sanne (FTSE 250) as a NED.
Laura McPhee, is now Board Member at Lambeth's Virtual School. She said- "Women on Boards' have been a driving force for me!".
Ali Harrison, has joined Styal Prison as an Independent Monitoring Board Member.
Sue Primmer, is now NED at The Chartered Banker Institute.
Victoria Cope, is now UK Council member at World commerce and contracting.
Grace Vandercruze MBA, CPA, has joined The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer as a NED.
Bronagah Kennedy, has joined Wolseley UK as a NED.
Sarah Pinch, is now NED at Manx Care.
Seema Kenndey OBE, has joined Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) as a NED.
Merryn Myatt, has joined Nantwich Museum as a Trustee.
Nicola Bruce, is now NED at Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat).
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 AIIB. Read 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
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
, has been appointed as Advisory Board Member at Salary Finance.
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
has been appointed to the board of DS Smith
(a FTSE 100 company), as well as the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
"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.
is now a Trustee at Wychavon Leisure
Ninder Johal DL
, has become NED at BCRS Business Loans.
has become NED for both Cameron Hume LTD and Sova Capital LTD.
is now NED at Zotefoams.
is now Vice-Chair Independent Decision-Making Body (IDB)
at The Bar Standards Board.
has become a Trustee for the Viviana Durante Ballet Company.
has become a Trustee for both the Royal Institution and Healthwatch Lambeth.
has joined the board for Meningitis Now.
has become a Trustee for the Sale Sharks Community Trust
has joined SES Water's Environmental Scrutiny Panel
has become a Trustee for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
a role she saw on the WoB Vacancy Board.
has joined the board of Cambridge Investment Management Limited
, 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.
has become Chair of the Board of Trustees
for Air Ambulances UK
has joined STEP Academy Trust
as a Trustee.
has become NED for The Financial Conduct Authority
has joined The New Zealand Women's Business Network
as Finance and Revenue Director
has joined the board of Boohoo Group PLC
as a NED
has become a NED for her local Citizens' Advice Bureau.
"Many thanks for the support received as a member of WoB
, 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!
has become a Trustee for Bamboozle Theatre Company
is now Chair
has become a NED for Dudley Building Society
is now NED for Attollo- The People's Development Network
has become a NED for Ruffer Investment Company inc
has been appointed as NED for