Getting on Board co-chair appointment

Updated: Jan 13

Getting on Board is delighted to announce the appointment of new Co-Chairs Julie Nerney and Grant Taylor



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For the first time the position of chair will be shared equally at Getting on Board, a decision which was made in order to maximise the skills, knowledge and experience of two outstanding candidates.


Julie Nerney is a business transformation expert and a passionate advocate for authentic, human and purposeful leadership, and has an extensive experience of trusteeship. She is a coach, mentor and guest lecturer, including supporting Oxford Saïd Business School’s global online leadership development programme. She has a portfolio of Chair and NED roles for organisations with a social purpose including National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).


She says, “I’m thrilled to be joining Getting on Board. Promoting diversity and the importance of social mobility is a core part of my own values. I can’t think of a better way to make a difference than being part of a fast-growing organisation who are already having such a positive impact on organisations, individuals and society.”


Grant Taylor has over 20 years’ experience working with boards to recruit NEDs, executives and in undertaking board development projects and is the founder of Peridot Partners.

Grant has been a trustee for Getting on Board for two and a half years, is also currently a trustee of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and has two previous trusteeships at ECHO, the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation, and Working Families, the national work-life charity.

He says, “Getting on Board has never been in a better position to grow and positively impact the leadership of the charity sector. I’m thrilled to step up to the Co-Chair role and will proudly take the baton from David Meek. Working for the benefit of a charity I love, and a sector that I’ve invested much of my career in supporting, is hugely motivating.”


Penny Wilson, CEO of Getting on Board, said, “Our outgoing Chair, David Meek, led us expertly through a period of significant growth in the charity’s impact and profile. We’re incredibly grateful for David’s contribution and I am super excited to be working with Julie and Grant on Getting on Board’s next chapter. There is much to do to open up trusteeship to people from all backgrounds and Getting on Board is in the lucky position of having Co-Chairs with extensive relevant experience to continue to grow our impact on the diversity of trustee boards.”


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