For some clients, where I have helped them over a number of years in a variety of strategic, planning, marketing, business development, training and others areas I have come to know them and their markets particularly well. I have also established a really good relationship with the most senior partners and boards who own and run these businesses.
In these instances, rather than continue to work together on a consultancy basis, they invite me to join them as a Non-Executive Director (NED). This way I can maintain regular contact with the firm, its partners and staff and its clients and provide ongoing input and advice on a range of strategic and management issues. I act as an NED for firms seeking a constant and regular source of insight and help in the areas of “People. Problems. Projects. Priorities. Plans. Promotions”™.
With over 30 years’ business experience – including deep insight into professional services firms, qualifications in management, marketing and psychology and active roles in business consultancy, training, coaching and journalism, I bring a valuable set of skills to any board.
I was a Non-Executive Director at Midtown property consultancy E A Shaw between 2010 and 2011 after which it was acquired by CBRE.
I was a NED at Northern property consultancy Anderton Gables – in Preston, Manchester and Sheffield – between February 2016 and May 2019. And I was a NED at specialist block management London building surveyors Earl Kendrick Associates between August 2016 and October 2018.
I have been a Trustee at mental health charity Richmond Borough Mind since March 2019.
I have capacity at present for two further NED roles – please let me know if you would like to discuss this.
Non-Executive Directors: Benefits for professional service firms | Kim Tasso