Board-ready opportunity for CAs

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By Michael McGlinchey, CA Today

23 May 2016

ICAS members in the UK now have a unique opportunity to explore non-executive opportunities through a new online platform provided by KPMG.

Connect On Board has been designed to help non-executive directors, both current and aspirant find their next role, as well as organisations looking for a candidate.

KPMG said its established reputation as trusted advisor to many of the UK’s board members means it is often approached to identify non-executive director candidates from its network.

KPMG Connect on Board

Image courtesy of KPMG

Melanie Richards, Vice-Chair at KPMG, said: “The key to building better boards starts with recruiting people from a variety of backgrounds who have a breadth of experience which reflects the needs of the business, the brand, the employee profile and furthermore the expectations of society. This requires a fundamental shift in the recruitment process.

“Together with ICAS and other supporting organisations and executive search firms we are working with, we want to promote a more inclusive approach to the recruitment of non-executive directors. We are keen to support the evolution of skills and capabilities around the boardroom table.”

ICAS CEO Anton Colella said: “ICAS is pleased to be supporting this KPMG initiative, which has the potential to provide great opportunities for our members in the UK.

"Connect on Board will enable more of our members to bring their diverse skills, experience and leadership to Britain’s boardrooms and will in turn offer them valuable and exciting new experiences.”

KPMG said Connect On Board has been designed to help you convey the full breadth of your experience and career aspirations not just the information on your CV. It’s free to use, available online and works on mobile devices.

ICAS members in the UK are invited to register on Connect On Board, for consideration to be included.

To join you need to submit a CV showing a solid foundation of executive roles, any prior board experience (UK and/or overseas), thorough awareness of corporate governance issues boards need to comply with, and a deep business/sector understanding. If you would like to join please register now.

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