Non-executive directors have an important contribution to make to the effective running of many organisations. Their role is to provide an objective and creative contribution to the board of directors of the private or public company. Many non-executive directorships are paid, and often lead to further business and personal opportunities.
A public appointment is an appointment to the board of a public body or government committee. Around 18,500 people hold a public appointment, some of which are paid while others are voluntary. Both of these types of appointments are open to people from all walks of life with private, public or third sector backgrounds.
Here are a selection of current vacancies: