Non-Executive Directors Programme

Your trusted resource for NED guidance and updates

NEDs play a vital role in the governance and success of businesses and other organisations. However, regulatory requirements and the pace of change make the role challenging. Media interest in executive pay, shareholder activism and governance issues now focus greater attention on this role.

At BDO, we provide resources, updates on key issues and reports relating to those in Non-Executive Director roles. Our hub focuses on the NED journey, the role of non-executive boards and audit committees, corporate strategy, corporate governance and technical and regulatory updates.

We aim to make our non-executive director network a valuable source of information and guidance for NEDs, which covers:

  • Expert roundtable discussions and webinars on topical issues, such as ESG, Cyber Security, board governance and regulatory reform
  • Opportunities to build your NED network
  • A dedicated hub where you can access reports, research, news, and timely updates on technical and legal developments
  • Co-sponsored events, updates and training with The Non-Executive Directors’ Association (NEDA)  
  • A quarterly NED News Bulletin which includes a roundup of the latest news, insights and thought leadership all in one email. You can sign up for our NED News Bulletin by clicking here.

In 2024, we are also sponsoring the annual Non-Executive Director, plc and AIM awards which recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors of both corporate businesses and the not-for-profit community.

Programme structure

Our NED programme activities are designed for NEDs of FTSE 350 (and equivalent) companies.

For more information on the events listed, please contact Paige Harris at

For the Board and NEDs

AI and Technology Transformation
2 July 2024VirtualRegister here
10 July 2024
In person (London - Baker Street)
Register here
Culture and Changing Demographics
Autumn 2024
ESG and Reporting
Autumn 2024
Corporate Governance
Autumn 2024/25VirtualTBA

For Audit Committee Chairs

Knowledge and breakfast event
Autumn 2024
Knowledge and breakfast event
Winter 2025VirtualTBA

Financial Services

Consumer Duty Board Champion
18 January 2024
Past event
Meet the Head Hunters
14 March 2024
WebinarPast event
The changing role of Remuneration Committee
24 April 2024
VirtualPast event
Exploring possibilities and issues with AI in the financial sector
22 May 2024

VirtualPast event
Keeping it green: the role of assurance in underpinning programme success11 June 2024VirtualPast event

The Financial Services events are invite only and places are limited. For any questions please contact

Meet our NEDs programme leads