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How to move from tech leader to boardroom member

Lily Haake, Associate Director - Search and Interim, Harvey Nash and Bev White, CEO, Nash Squared, explore five ways in which tech leaders can secure a seat on the board. This article first appeared on

Many professionals have an ambition to make it to the boardroom in their career. Becoming a board member is an achievement in its own right. It opens up all the excitement and fascination of being right at the heart of business strategy and performance. It brings huge responsibility, challenge and, hopefully, reward.

But for tech professionals, getting into the boardroom is not a given even as you reach senior levels. Our Digital Leadership Report, for example, shows that only around two thirds of CIOs have a seat at the boardroom table.

So, whether you’re a CIO, the holder of another tech leadership position (CTO, CDO etc), or whether you’re earlier in your tech career and are thinking about the future, how can you maximise your chances of making it?

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Crimson is part of Nash Squared, the leading global provider of talent and technology solutions.