About us

Who We Are

The Transpire NED Community has been developing since 2013.

It’s grown into a significant, globally recognized brand with 200 Community Members in over 20 countries & 4 continents and over 2000 Subscribed Members in over 40 countries & 5 continents – growing daily!

Transpire Community Members serve over 1,000 Boards across the world – listed businesses, SMEs, start-ups/scale-ups, charities, social enterprises, and membership bodies.

20 Faculty Leads  – globally-recognized practicing NEDs & Chairs deliver cutting edge thought leadership to our Members.

A growing list of Trusted Partners offer preferential access to their services for Transpire Members – specialist NED/Portfolio recruiters, legal services, sustainability services, portfolio career benefits, wellbeing and others.

Over 50 opportunities a year to engage with thought leadership webinars, knowledge sharing and both virtual and in-person networking events to develop your Board offer and profile.

TRANSPIRE CORE TEAM

Transpire exists to bridge the gap between a successful executive career and serving on the Board. The people who run the organisation, who provide the coaching and training, who lead our Faculties and who speak at Transpire sessions are all experts in their field.

Tony Stubbs

Founder & CEO

Briony Havergill

Learning, Marketing & Research Executive

Neil Baines-Thomas

Associate and Coach

Francesca Ecsery

Advisor and Mentor

Rebecca ‘Becks’ Ganz

Leadership & Coaching Co-Lead

Tony Stubbs

Founder & CEO

Francesca Ecsery

Advisor/Mentor/Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Lead

Neil Baines-Thomas

Associate/Coach/Mentor

FACULTY CHAIRS

Faculties

The Transpire Community is organised into Faculties – engines of Thought Leadership led by globally recognised practising NEDs & Chairs with subject matter expertise in the increasing numbers of areas Board Members need to be aware of in order to remain effective.
Meet the Thought Leaders leading our Faculties

Nav Sarai

Financial Services Faculty

Devyani Vaishampayan

Board Composition & Effectiveness Faculty

Thomas Egeman

Venture Board Faculty

Bryan Foss

Risk Faculty

Hanif Barma

Risk Faculty

Sharon Critchlow

People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty

Nigel Jones

People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty

Heike Truol

Digital Transformation Faculty

Gary Storer

Leadership, Mentoring & Coaching Faculty

Simon Burke

Financial Services Faculty

Natalie Waller

Co-Lead ESG Faculty

Jean Pousson

Finance & Strategy Faculty

Thomas Egeman

Venture Board Faculty

Bryan Foss

Risk Faculty

Hanif Barma

Co-Lead Risk Faculty

Devyani Vaishampayan

Digital Transformation Faculty

Sharon Critchlow

People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty

Nigel Jones

People, Culture and Wellbeing Faculty

Rebecca ‘Becks’ Ganz

Associate/Leadership, Mentoring & Coaching Co-Lead

STEPPING STONES FACULTY

Stepping Stones

Being a Board Member is a journey, not a destination. Our Stepping Stones programme helps our members take the first steps in that journey.

Covering the fundamental skills and knowledge that any effective Board Member needs, in seven steps we help you to leverage your current experience and get board ready.

Francesca Ecsery

Course Contributor

Neil Baines-Thomas

Course Contributor

Simon Burke

Course Publisher

Jean Pousson

Course Contributor

David Fagan

Course Contributor

A diagnostic tool based on a competency framework developed specifically for Transpire, and focusing on the behaviors exhibited by top performing Board Members. Your Transpire Coach discusses the outputs from this benchmarking exercise with you, together with your Board Career Plan, to agree on a personal development pathway.