This course is for aspiring, newly appointed and serving non-executive directors, governors or trustees and covers the legal and functional aspects of the role as well as effective strategies to secure Non-Executive positions.

The course blends corporate governance for large and small organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, with insights and strategies that inform best practice in the role itself. Importantly, the course also covers how to build a Non-Executive career.

"Tony Hurley (Interim Manager in Manufacturing Recovery). Having attended this course in the last few months I can confirm its value. Having held NED roles in my favoured area of engineering and manufacturing David opens the mind to the potential of other sectors and using ones tranferable skills. Have set a strategy for personnel growth as NED - if I could just stop getting interim assigenments!!!"

This 1 day course covers:

  • Introduction to the NED / Trustee role
  • Directors’ Duties & Liabilities
  • NED / Trustee Skillset & Case Studies
  • Securing a NED / Trustee position

Drawing from his own experiences as a Chairman and Non-Executive Director, David Doughty has developed a course that gives the right mix of experience and academic rigour to equip aspiring and newly serving Non-Executive Directors to obtain a Non-Executive, Governor or Trustee position and improve their effectiveness within it.

Course Leaders

David Doughty CDir FIoD

The course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (


Andrew Webber (Partner, TLT)

First-hand information on legal aspects is provided by Andrew Webber (Partner, TLT)

Andrew is a partner in the Corporate Team at TLT Solicitors. He acts for a range of private and public companies as well as private individuals and partnerships. Andrew regularly advises on M&A transactions in the £5-£50 million mid-market range and recently advised the shareholders of Sharp’s Brewery on its sale to Molson Coors for £20 million. He is recommended as a ‘Leader in the Field’ of Corporate/M&A law by Chambers UK. Andrew co-ordinates TLT’s Non-Executive Directors network. See his LinkedIn profile here (

The course is a full day and costs £375 (+VAT).

For more information, please contact,  or to book your place complete the on-line registration form:

26 September, Bristol