Non-Executive Director

Adding real value to the organisations they work with


gunnercooke Operating Partners by their selection criteria are highly suitable for Non-Executive Director roles. Within the gunnercooke Operating Partner community we have knowledge and experience across most business sectors in Enterprise and SME organisations.

Key benefits of using a gunnercooke Operating Partner

When supported by the gunnercooke Operating Sphere and its vast experienced talent bank, gunnercooke Operating Partners are phenomenal candidates able to add real value to the organisations they work with.

gunnercookeOP’s can:

  • Provide independent challenge to the Executive Team and a fresh perspective on their deliberations
  • Help establish the overall strategic direction of the organisation in a period of change
  • ensure that the statutory and governance duties of the organisation are discharged effectively; and that the interests of a wide range of stakeholders are properly considered
  • Instil a culture of continual improvement and performance management
  • Promote an integrated ethos throughout the organisation and foster a culture where safety and wellbeing are paramount
  • Provide experienced, well-informed advice to the Chairman and Chief Executive
  • Provide constructive challenge to the policies, proposals and plans developed by the organisation, and contribute to the development of strategy
  • Ensure that decisions made by the Board follow proper procedures, are supported by enough high-quality information and are robust and defensible
  • Support the executives in leadership of the organisation while monitoring their conduct. Assist the Chief Executive to develop the organisation to meet its future challenges and responsibilities
  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meetings, agree goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance
  • Ensure that financial information is accurate, and that financial and operational controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • Provide vertical or general experience input to the board and the management team
  • Leverage contacts to assist the company with its objectives

Why gunnercooke Operating Partners?

gunnercooke Operating Partners stand side by side with businesses, working in a trusted capacity to ensure that these businesses improve their performance, increase their momentum and ultimately – generate higher returns for all stakeholders.

Together, we have over 600 years’ cumulative experience in successfully growing and exiting companies of all sizes and across all sectors. We give investors the assurance of knowledge, expertise and authority, delivered with a healthy measure of practicality and common sense.

We advise with absolute conviction of the value we add to portfolio companies.

Why? Because we’ve been where you are, and we’ve stood in your shoes.

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