MM&K has conducted this Chair and Non-Executive Director Survey (Life in the Boardroom) for over 30 years. It is unique as data is collected directly from Directors themselves, rather than from company staff or annual reports. This provides a more accurate picture of board practices and pay.

MM&K’s exclusive survey of Board Chairs and NEDs, a “must have” for all Non-Executives is now open.

MM&K has launched its 2023 Life in the Boardroom survey, a “must have” for all Non-Executive Directors. The 80+ page unique report provides a detailed and accurate picture from the people who experience life in the boardroom first-hand. Participate to obtain a free copy of the full report.

Participate to receive a free copy of the 80+ page report


Deadline to participate: 11th August 2023.

Report completion: November 2023.

Through participation in our survey you will be able to obtain a free copy of the full comprehensive report which will provide the latest information on:

  • Directors’ fees
  • Time commitments
  • Board effectiveness
  • Board governance
  • Other current Board issues, including response to the cost of living crisis, use of technology and ESG

Who would benefit from the report?

  • Current NEDs
  • Those aspiring to become NEDs
  • Boards and their HR departments seeking to recruit NEDs
  • Those advising companies on the recruitment and remuneration of NEDs
  • Organisations established to support businesses and their directors.

This year we have partnered with First Flight – the Non-Executive and Chair Search Firm, Women on Boards – the leading network of board ready candidates, NEDA – the Non-Executive Directors Association and Board Excellence – a specialist board effectiveness and performance practice.

Life in the Boardroom 2021-2022

For our 2021-2022 survey, we collected data from 358 participants representing a total of 885 board appointments. The 80+ report includes information about:

  • Directors’ fees and time commitments
  • Board governance
  • Board effectiveness, regulation, diversity and ESG
  • How directors have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2021-2022 Life in the Boardroom Report was published in December 2021. The report is free to participants, non-participants may purchase the report.

Purchase report Download the 2021-2022 report preview

Click below if you are interested in participating in the 2023-2024 survey


If you have been provided with login details already, you can view the report here

“Congratulations on a thorough and insightful survey. It fills in something of a gap in coverage of the numerous publications from the large firms in the remuneration consulting space.”

– Alan Giles, Chairman, Remuneration Consultants Group

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