NED Network


The NED Network has been set up to provide a space for Board Members of social housing organisations to discuss issues around governance, assurance and strategy with their peers from across the sector. 

The NED Network will meet fortnightly and each session will be hosted by a NED, discussing a topic relevant to their governance role. This might include how Boards talk about racial equality, implementing the new Code of Governance, and how Board members can scrutinise transformation programmes.  Each topic will be announced a week in advance.

The NED Network has been set up by HACT and PlaceShapers, with the support of Anthony Collins Solicitors and Badenoch + Clark.

We are committed to driving up the professional standards and expertise of people working in the social housing sector and delivering increased value for residents and communities.

The NED Network is a fantastic opportunity for NEDs to explore contemporary issues in social housing on an ongoing basis with a group of their peers, free of cost.

As well as our fortnightly meetings online, we are planning two annual events in person: one in the north and another in the south.

Our supporters

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society".  They are a nationally leading firm in the social housing, social care and charity sectors with multi-disciplinary teams servicing all the strategic and legal needs of housing associations, ALMOs and local authorities across the country.

Badenoch + Clark is the global professional staffing arm of the Adecco Group and a multi-sector specialist recruiter in the commerce industry, financial services and public sector markets. Established in 1978, it has a reputation for building strong partnerships with customers based upon extensive knowledge of markets, access to the very best candidates and a proven track record of investing in consultants. With more than 20 years’ experience of recruiting to the housing sector, Badenoch + Clark specialise in Senior, Executive and Non-Executive appointments and are proud to take an intelligence led search approach to providing the best talent in the market.

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If you are interested in the NED network and would like to find out more, including information on how to join each meeting, please fill out the form below.

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NED Network #6

19 July 2021 (4.00-5.00pm)

How can Boards set and monitor culture?

In conversation with John Giesen, chair of TPAS and Board Member at Providence Row Housing Association.

The network will meet fortnightly on Mondays, starting 10 May 4.00-5.00 pm

Only open to Non-Executive Directors and Trustees of social housing organisations.

FREE to join

For more information on the events listed please contact Thames Menteth-Wheelwright.