Welcome to Transpire: Global Director Network

How you can become a
Non-Exec or Trustee

There exists a growing army of senior executives seeking to deploy their valuable business and personal knowledge, skills and behaviour in board-level roles, ideally as a Non-Executive Director (NED)

Traditionally, when finding roles, these individuals would have engaged with an appropriate head-hunter and identified a short-list of available Interim Management opportunities; and these would be closely aligned to their current area of discipline – Marketing, Operation, Finance etc.

When an SME seeks an NED, they are not necessarily looking for a “delivery” specialist, (be it at a Senior Manager or Director-level) in these disciplines – what they really want is an individual to take a “helicopter” and strategic perspective of the business.

Those individuals they need should bring to the organisation – a valuable perspective with the knowledge, skills and behaviour in order to ask the right questions – evaluate the appropriate strategies and strategically support the business via a broad network of business contacts, Industry & Sector knowledge, or even access to funding.

Transpire helps you to “work-out” what your “offer” is as a potential NED, with the ability to articulate your value clearly and succinctly – be it in the area of leadership, strategy support, change management, financial re-structuring or team culture and to “go to market” via a combination of one to one coaching and consulting, very practically-based CPD & networking and one to one support around role application.

Your Board Career Journey


  • Tony, it was a good group so they were a joy to help.

    Bryan Foss - Non-Exec Director

  • Dear Tony,  many thanks for a great evening – enjoyed the atmosphere, discussion and the advice.

    Jane Williams - Non-Exec Director

  • Good session yesterday and interesting speaker as always.

    Paul Williams - Transpire Member

  • Chair as Mentor was the best session I have attended so far. Very insightful.

    Sarah Frost - Coach/Mentor

  • The Board Assurance session I found the most useful as, really for the first time, it introduced me to the Corporate Governance Code and the FPC. I felt David Styles really brought the subject to life.

    Neil Baines Thomas - Coach/Mentor

  • Great topics of interests (plus I was on the panel) – diversity and inclusion are current topics which many organisations are failing to address properly. Some are still uncomfortable talking about the subject with faces like they are sucking lemons.

    Vivienne Aiyela - NED/Transpire Member

  • Thanks, I enjoyed last night and found it very interesting and thought-provoking. You really have got your offering just right to meet my needs, and it will be a pleasure to continue working with you.

    Cheryl Watts - Transpire Member

  • Hi Tony, It was a real pleasure to meet you on Tuesday…..you led a great session, which was thoroughly informative! Thanks so much for the introductions. Keep in touch 🙂

    Rav (Bumbra) - Transpire Member

  • Hi Tony Great to meet you today. Really informative and useful session. Looking forward to learning more in the future about NED roles and maybe taking one up!

    James Mcnamara - Natwest

  • Thank you very much for inviting us and hosting a great session. The audience were very engaging and their feedback was very valuable.

    Vipul Mishra - CEO/Founder - Neotas

How you can become a Non-Exec or Trustee

Becoming a Non-Exec Director or Trustee can be one of the most challenging, stimulating and rewarding periods in a successful professional career. But be warned, you will need training, advice and determination to find a role that works for you and for the organisation which employs you. It wouldn’t be unusual for a NED role advertised in the Financial Times to receive more than a hundred applications. So how do you prepare, add to your skills and find that ideal role?


Transpire – The Director Network Membership benefits include : Free access to all Transpire CPD Accredited Board Training programmes, Board CV Consultation, CV rewrite for Premium Members, Role Application support, Access to Exclusive Membership Resource Library, Discounts on Masterclasses and Workshops, Affiliate Partner Offers e.g. LinkedIn profile update, From as little as £25 plus VAT per month.

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How do you “work-out” what your “offer” is as a potential NED, articulate, that value clearly and succinctly and identify a practical “route to market”?

“If you need someone to help you really understand where you should take your career/life next, tease out what it is you are really good at, what it is you most enjoy and what it is you don’t like doing and then fit that into a punchy Board CV and a compelling story then I cannot recommend Transpire’s One to One Programme highly enough.”


Masterclasses and Workshops

Transpire’s Masterclasses & Workshops bring together Directors from some of the UK’s most exciting and fast-growing companies looking to improve their Board skills and established and aspiring NEDs seeking to build their non-executive portfolios.


Board Training

Transpire’s NED & Director CPD & Networking Programmes bring together a group of highly regarded industry leaders alongside a panel of experts presenting to and debating with the programme delegates on key industry topics relevant to every Director and NED and offer peerless opportunities to develop your board level network.

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