Placement of Nonexecutive Director on Private Equity Board

Leveraging The World’s Insight Network for Enriching Board Expertise


A private equity (PE) client was finalizing the acquisition of a major purpose-built student accommodation business. To strengthen their knowledge of the industry, the PE firm required a sector expert to join their board as a nonexecutive director and support the business’s growth over the course of the investment cycle with relevant expertise and insights.

The GLG Approach

GLG first held a briefing call with the client to discuss the private equity company’s needs, the nature of the role, and the ideal candidate’s profile. GLG then produced a selection of former C-suite candidates who had board-level experience within relevant industries.


The client short-listed several candidates and conducted interviews via video calls and in-person meetings. They decided to work with a Network Member with more than 20 years of experience within the student accommodation sector who had been part of a team that had completed successful private equity exits and had previously held multiple board positions.

Why GLG?

GLG can help you strengthen your board of directors, whether for a current asset or a potential target. We can provide:

Network Breadth

GLG engages with accomplished business leaders in all sectors, and it is able to custom-recruit beyond the network.

Unique Insights

GLG’s understanding of its Network Members’ expertise is based on years of collaboration and feedback from our client base.

Simplified Pricing

Our pricing scheme is success-based and risk-free — you pay only if a board placement occurs, with no up-front cost.


Given the immediate ability to tap into GLG’s network, we can provide candidate short lists within days or even hours.

Let us start helping you today

As The World’s Insight Network, GLG connects clients to the subject-matter experts who can provide real-world insights to make informed decisions. Our team of professionals work with you to create a tailored approach that identifies, assesses, and answers your questions on your timeline. We bring the power of insight to every great professional decision.

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