Academy offers valuable insight to aspiring board members 

Earlier this year we hosted our inaugural Non-Executive Director Academy event, which stemmed from the success of our online forum. At MM Search, our Non-Executive Director Academy unites top-tier talent, experienced non-exec directors, and aspiring non-execs to demonstrate the benefits for both businesses and individuals alike. 

The appetite from the Scottish market is undeniable as our event reached capacity mere weeks after its announcement. Due to popular demand, we decided to host another session at the end of August. 

Distinguished speakers, such as Belinda Roberts, chief executive of WeDo Scotland, and Neil Stevenson, chief executive of Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, take part in our events. Our August event was led by veteran non-exec and chair of Ferguson Marine, Andrew Miller. 

In simple terms, the MM Search Non-Executive Director Academy introduces guests to the world of a non-executive director. Speakers share their first-hand experience as non-executive directors and provide insight into the opportunity and fulfilment these positions offer. 

We are delighted to offer these opportunities to our community of high-level professionals seeking top-tier talent.

The event aims to give both businesses and professionals the opportunity to find out what it takes to become a non-executive director while also showcasing the unparalleled benefits of having an experienced professional as part of your business.

Our community has found our insights invaluable. Key takeaways focus on due diligence, reputational liability, and dedicating effort and time to your search, mirroring how you approach other career opportunities.

Another notable insight shared with our expanding community of non-exec directors, is that waiting until retirement for your non-exec career is a lost chance. It is vital to contemplate this during your career peak and embrace opportunities as they emerge. 

We are delighted with the success so far of the MM Search Non-Executive Director Academy and remain committed to delivering exceptional service to the thriving Scottish business market. Exciting times lie ahead.

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MM Search specialises in executive search, executive interim and non-executive director positions. Led by founding managing partners Ken Morrice and Derek MacFeate, its process is streamlined, simple and innovative.