I took part in the Boardroom Ready programme because I wanted to find out more about the responsibilities of a board role.
As managing director for my own company, Lingua Communications, I wanted to ensure I was fulfilling my role, and to establish whether I might want to put myself forward for a board position in another company.
The two key learning points for me were about politics and power.
Prior to participating in Boardroom Ready, I was and still am managing director of my own company, but I have also been a director and Chair of AWTE, and am a trustee of a charity. Boardroom Ready has enhanced my contribution to all these roles.
Boardroom Ready helped me understand the politics of the boardroom, as well as the responsibilities of the role of director.