The Role of the Independent Non-Executive Director (INED)

Date: On a date of your choice
Location: Delivered as an interactive briefing
Event Code: RINED

Course Details

Independent non-executives are considered to be the “guardians of corporate governance”, but are also required to bring a broad range of experience and insight, as well as providing a positive and supporting challenge to the boardroom.  With regulators insisting that you have people in this role it has never been more important to understand the critical requirements and appropriate skill set of an independent non-executive director.

You will explore how the different roles of Executives and INEDs complement each other and how INEDs can add value.  

Who should attend:

This briefing is intended for existing Board members or those aspiring to an independent non-executive position in financial services. It is also ideal for those newly appointed to the Board in an executive capacity as part of induction or succession planning.


1. The role of the independent NED

  • The law
  • UK Corporate Governance Code
  • PRA and FCA expectations

2. Key attributes of the valued independent NED

3. Getting the most out of the INED(s) on your Board

“…(we) depend on Non-Executives, under the leadership of the Chair, to challenge the Executive in all aspects of the firm’s strategy, which includes the viability and sustainability of the business model and the establishment, maintenance and use of the risk appetite and management framework.” Andrew Bailey speech, November 2015

Key Benefits

  • Know the difference between the roles of executives and non-executives
  • Identify the key attributes of an effective INED
  • Understand the legal, regulatory, and practical responsibilities of the INED       
  • Recognise how an INED can help to create an effective board
  • Appreciate how an INED can add value in and out of the boardroom





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