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The Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club leads the way in supporting non-executives, helping them to find appointments, offering them a variety of networking opportunities through our tailored events and keeping them up to date with corporate governance issues through Also includes The Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Certificate, a formally accredited, level 7, post graduate qualification, for new and existing non-executive directors.

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators is the UK's leading body for company secretaries and corporate administrators in the public, private voluntary sectors, acting as a professional forum for 46,000 members.

The society represents 3,500 company secretaries, and their assistants. The ASCS has issued many publications on governance and proxy voting issues, and is a regular holder of conferences of interest.

Representative body for Hong Kong chartered secretaries

Representative body for South African chartered secretaries

The IoD represents 47,000 UK company directors. Download details of the IoD's Chartered Director initiative, and numerous IoD publications on boardroom and governance issues.

The Independent Direction Directors Advisory Service is a career counselling service for senior directors who have reached a crossroads in their careers. It is especially valuable for those considering a second, independent or portfolio career. The IDDAS approach centres on the focused transfer of experience from mentors, coaches and advisers all of whom have highly successful track records at major company board level. IDDAS support is driven by experience, directly relevant, tailored and highly practical.

Recruitment service linking non-executive director candidates to companies, particularly smaller ones.

ITNEA is an independent association for non executive directors in listed companies in the IT, telecommunications and technology based media sectors. Governance is one of our areas of focus.

The Non-Executive Director has been designed to serve executives who are serious about Non-Executive Director and Trustee roles. It provides access to authoritative information, unique research and distilled knowledge. This is the only national service for Non-Executive Directors which brings together leading recruitment companies, major executive institutions and thought leaders to provide a comprehensive service for those interested in the Non-Executive and Trustee market. The service is provided in association with Ernst & Young.

US based. Provides education and training for directors and executives.

The site gives details of publications by veteran US board watcher, Ralph Ward. Get details on both print and online newsletters, or purchase Ward's books on board and director effectiveness.

A monthly magazine covering boardroom issues from a mainly US perspective.

The principal professional body for US directors. The Association has taken a tough line on governance, and has sponsored influential work on issues such as executive and directors pay, and the role of board committees.

The main trade body for Belgian directors.

How can audit committees be made to function more effectively. Consultants KPMG offer detailed guidance.

An Australasian-based firm of 'boardroom coaches', offering board consulting and mentoring. The group publishes a bi-monthly periodical 'Good Governance', which focuses on issues and boardroom effectiveness.

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