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IoD NED Directory


Exclusive to IoD members

Non-executive directors (NEDs) bring exceptional value to any organisation. Many more businesses, particularly small enterprises, could benefit from a non-exec's experience, fresh insight and connections. 

The NED Directory is a unique talent pool of senior executives from a multitude of industries and professions, including many who have achieved chartered director status. It will enable you to find and recruit suitable NED, trustees and school governors for your board, as well as to promote yourself as a potential NED for other members’ organisations.

Looking for an NED role?

Register on the directory as a prospective NED, complete and activate your profile emphasising your skills and experience and outlining your preferences. These will be matched to recruiters’ requirements.

Your profile will be visible only to IoD staff, who will carry out searches for recruiters. Where your profile matches the recruiter’s requirements, we will ask your permission before releasing it.

Seeking an NED for your board?

Simply register on the directory and submit your search criteria to the IoD. We will then carry out a search for you and provide you with a shortlist of best matches for a nominal administrative charge, saving you thousands of pounds in recruitment agency or headhunter fees. 

Executive recruitment firms

The directory aims to provide a direct service between prospective NEDs and recruiters. It is not our intention to assist recruitment agencies or headhunters undertaking assignments for their clients. However, in exceptional circumstances we may carry out a search for you on behalf of your clients, in which case a different administrative charge will apply, starting from £500 +VAT.

Key details

  • Exclusive to IoD members
  • No charge for listing and maintaining your profile
  • Nominal administration charge (£100 +VAT) per search for direct recruiters
  • A shortlist of up to 10 candidate profiles per search
  • Full terms and conditions

To log an enquiry 

020 7451 3186

NED Directory Team 

NED Directory Website

Opening hours

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays


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