Non-Executive Directors (NEDS)

A dedicated and independent service which assists companies to source the right non-executive director or  chairperson for their boards.

NED Recruitment

A cohesive board of talented, diverse and experienced directors is perhaps the greatest asset a Chief Executive and Executive Management team can have at their disposal. This is particularly true at a time of rapid business change, digital disruption, evolving business models and societal expectations. As a privately owned firm yet with global reach, Principal Connections is not aligned to any conflicting business or professional membership interests. We therefore offer a formal, objective, transparent and truly independent service dedicated to the recruitment of high impact non-executive directors and chairpersons to meet the precise needs of your board.

Board Advisors

Finding the right non-executive director or CHAIR for your board.

Today, boards must constantly look ahead to ensure that their Non-Executive Directors (NED's) and Chairpersons continue to meet the new demands of an evolving environment. High performing boards understand that strategic governance requires a holistic approach. This involves identifying skills gaps and building the NED/Chair profile that will provide the appropriate level of challenge and supporting value to the management team and then embarking on a professional and independent recruitment process. This process undoubtedly helps achieve balance aligned to long term organisational strategic goals.

NED Recruitment

Our extensive NED panel is made up of some of the most experienced local to global senior business leaders.

In response to client requests over the years, Principal Connections has carefully established and maintained an unparraled panel of accomplished, emerging and aspiring NED's and Chair's. On a selective basis, we identify and admit new members to our panel who following careful assessment meet the high expectations of our client companies.


Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Executive Search Firm and the Irish Office of Agilium Worldwide LLC.

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