Why you should consider a Board Appointment
If you haven’t considered a board appointment, now more than ever, it is time you should. Studies have shown that those who hold a board appointment in addition to an executive role: earn more; are more promotable; have greater job security and; are unemployed less. Further, sitting on a board can also help future proof your career, prepare for retirement, redundancy or a career change. Board appointments also help you work more effectively with your own board and facilitate new connections – useful for both business development and pleasure. Boards do not stop appointing during challenging times, often the opposite occurs as organisations see the need to reassess or restructure.
Regardless of where you are in your career – starting out, considering retirement, wanting to future-proof your career, considering a career change, or you are an experienced executive – a board or committee appointment must be part of your career plan and professional development.