On The Board Graduate Hanna Newton shares her experiences of the Programme in the first of two blogs she has written. On The Board is the governance Programme created for current and ex-profesional footballers and those working within the sport. Sponsored by the PFA and The FA, the Programme is now entering it’s fourth year and has seen previous graduates include Les Ferdinand, Jason Roberts MBE, Chris Hughton, Ugo Ehiogu, Michael Johnson and Darren Moore among others.
From orientation to graduation, read her first hand experience of an Effective Board Member Programme.
Footballers from the third cohort of the ‘On The Board’ Effective Board Member programme graduated at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 4th May 2016. The ceremony, attended by graduates and officials from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA) and the League Managers Association (LMA) including Gordon Taylor OBE Chief Executive at the PFA.
‘On The Board’, was created by international governance consultant Karl George MBE, founder of the Effective Board Member Programmes (EBM) in conjunction with Sports On Board and is sponsored by the PFA and The FA to help players and others involved in football to progress from the pitch to the boardroom.