Join the Future Global Leaders Programme 2020


This programme is designed for Future Global Leaders, one or two levels below main board, who are heading for the boardroom. Senior executives benefit immensely from the challenge of taking on a Non-Executive Director (NED) or Trustee role. Nurole is inviting 120 talented, ambitious individuals to prepare for such roles by joining our 2020 Cohort of Future Global Leaders. We hope that 50% of our participants will find a NED or Trustee role within 12 months of joining.


  • Access to events tailored to the needs of first-time board members, including some sector-specific events (see sample list below)
  • Tips on how to successfully apply and interview for NED and Trustee roles 
  • Membership of the Nurole Network, giving course members the chance to apply for board-level roles in the commercial, non-profit and government sectors that match their interests and expertise
  • A 1.5 hour session with a qualified executive coach and experienced board level headhunter, aimed at examining what sort of board role you really want, what value and expertise you offer and what you would find most fulfilling, followed by a CV review


£5,000 per person per annum
Sponsorship packages available

Upcoming London Events

4th March, 6-8pm
The benefits of taking on a board role when you already have a full-on day job

Doug Gurr (Head of Amazon UK); Rupert Soames (CEO Serco); Penny James (CEO Direct Line)

30th April, 9-10am
What makes the best boards great? How boards function, what their purpose is, and what makes them effective or not
John Barton (Chair, EasyJet); Dr Tracy Long (Founder, Boardroom Review)

12th May, 6-7pm
What does a new role on a Government board really entail
Dame Sue Owen (Former Permanent Secretary, DCMS); Dame Carol Black (Chair, British Library)

15th September, 6-7pm
What does board diversity really mean and what are the advantages
Deanna Oppenheimer (Chair, Hargreaves Lansdown Plc); Sir John Parker (Led the Parker Review into the ethnic diversity of UK boards); Sarah Bates (Chair, The Diversity Project); Chaired by Nick Ross

20th October, 8-9am
Understanding the owners of your business and how to engage actively and develop long term relationships with them
Simon Fraser (Chair, Investor Forum); Leon Kamhi (Head of Responsibility, Federated Hermes); David Blood (Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management)

5th November, 8-9am
Who does what? The role of the NED and the differences between being executive and non-executive director
John Allan (President, CBI; Chair, Tesco and Barratt Developments; and Co-Founder, J&A Mentoring); Anna Joseph (Co-Founder, J&A Mentoring)

20th November, 8-9am
Coaching, mentoring and asking killer questions
David Sole (Founder & Managing Partner, School for CEOs)

8th December, 6-7pm
What does a new role on a pro bono board really entail
Tom Shropshire (Partner, Linklaters and Trustee, Comic Relief); Neil Mendoza (Chair, Landmark Trust and DCMS)

Register your interest

If you’d like to find out more about the programme, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with all the details. Alternatively, contact us at or +44 (0) 203 6371012.

Please note, spaces on the programme are limited.