BoardAble People

Sarah Anderson CBE - BoardAble Patron

Sarah has run a number of businesses and social enterprises and is co-founder of The Listening Place. Previously a Public Appointments Assessor, she chaired the recruitment for Chairs of Public Bodies for many Government Departments. Sarah was also a non-executive director of Job Centre Plus, ACAS and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, as well as being Author of The Anderson Review for Government.

Vanda Green FRSA - Programme Director

Training and development specialist who spent 20 years with the Work Foundation and was instrumental in their innovative Leadership Profiling. Previously Programme Director for the Hays Inclusion Network and its unique leadership programme for diverse senior executives. Chairman of Prime Thinkers; Treasurer of Slow Food London.


Helene Martin Gee

Founder of Savvitas. Parliamentary adviser, Non-Executive Director in the UK and USA; and charity trustee. Previously board adviser on diversity to a leading international recruitment company.


Ling Tyler-Bennett

HR, career transition and change management professional with over 15 years international experience. MD of a leading human capital consultancy, working with major blue chip and public-sector clients.


Jill Pay

Chairman of the Savvitas Senate, Non-Executive Director to a technology company, Chairman of Trustees Coram Beanstalk, and consultant; former Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons.


Sandy Meadows

Director and co-founder of a leading Board-Level search and advisory consultancy, building Board capability for large, small, private, public & third sector organisations.


Alumnae say: “Thank you again for the wonderful programme you put together, which has really helped to change and focus my perspective and my future career…”

“Since starting the course, I have put a lot of thought into where I should take this knowledge and I’m really pleased to let you know that I have now accepted the role of Chief Executive ….A public sector board role which requires a lot of interaction with senior civil servants and ministers ….I don’t think I would have even applied for the role without the confidence and understanding I gained from the BoardAble programme, so wanted to say a big thank-you…”

“BoardAble crystallised my thinking on the reasons why I need to apply for a NED and helped me hone the areas where I know I can contribute with unique knowledge, expertise and perspectives...”

The BoardAble Programme Selection and Recruitment Process

The full 2021 programme begins in September, with programme dates Thursday 23 September and Thursday 25 November. Selection is conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice published by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Candidate short listing is undertaken by assessing information provided in a CV and Supporting Statement. Acceptance onto the programme and subsequent matching of successful candidates with a Shadow Principal is carried out by a selection panel.

All applications will be assessed no later than Monday 6th September 2021. By this date (or sooner) the shortlist of successful candidates will be contacted. Those unsuccessful at this stage are advised in writing (via email). Verbal feedback is available upon request. Selected candidates will be carefully matched with the most appropriate available Shadow Principal in relation to their skills, experience and career goals.

For BoardAble programme information and a full application pack please contact Vanda Green, Programme Director Email: vanda.green@talktalk.net