My Journey from EBM to Board

Read here how Lead The Board graduate Phil Gayle made the move from completing the Programme to being appointed as an Associate Non-Executive Director on a Hospital Trust Board. 


I had the pleasure of attending the EBM Programme facilitated by Karl George MBE. As someone who is a CEO, has had a career and built up experience and knowledge at a senior executive level, the opportunity to learn more about this was too good to miss. It is a very useful Programme for businesses and organisations that are looking at implementing board structure and responsibilities and for those wishing to secure a NED position.

Karl’s experience and expertise shone through on each of the programme days beginning with the roles, responsibilities, the legal aspects, and the liabilities; all explained with examples of good and bad governance and the related experiences learned. He leads the various sessions in a clear, concise and helpful manner. Programme content included real life case studies spanning several years within Karl’s career as a NED. This stimulated some interesting discussions where questions were posed and answered. The structure of each session was excellent and of a high standard, culminating in the skillset needed to be an effective NED with the possibility of securing a NED position.

After completing the EBM Programme I was offered interviews with two NHS acute boards, of which I successfully secured the position of Associate Non-Executive Director for a West Midlands hospital trust board. As well as meeting interesting colleagues, this Programme is a great way to understand compliance, personal capabilities and skills needed to fulfil a NED role.


Philip Gayle, CEO

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