Marianne Macdonald

Acting as an Advisor to The MBS Group’s Board Practice, Marianne is the founder of Non-executive Directorships Consulting, a London-based consultancy offering specialist guidance to senior individuals seeking a non-executive directorship or to create or extend a portfolio career.

Prior to founding her consultancy in October 2016, Marianne worked in the non-executive practice of The Zygos Partnership, which was then the UK’s leading board search firm in the non-executive space.

Marianne’s non-executive search experience, and current client base, spans all sectors. She has experience of boards ranging from FTSE100 to FTSE Small Cap, and of a wide range of family businesses, mutuals and markets, including Lloyd’s of London and the John Lewis Partnership.

Prior to joining The Zygos Partnership in 2010, Marianne spent 20 years as a broadsheet journalist, 10 of which were spent writing set piece interviews with leaders from the arts, media, politics and sports sectors for UK broadsheet newspapers and magazines. She has a First in English from New College, Oxford.

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