Emerging Executives

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Helping Communities Today


Emerging Executives represents an opportunity to develop the leadership and strategic management skills of current and future leaders whilst making a valuable contribution to worthwhile social causes. Placed in a non-executive governance position on a trustee board of a small charity, Emerging Executives participants are given the training, support and experience to develop and demonstrate crucial strategic, analytical and leadership skills.


Sign up as an individual participant for a hands-on development opportunity that gives you access to decision-making experience at a senior level, targeted leadership development support, and an invaluable way to use your skills to support a cause you’re passionate about. Or sign up as a business for a unique CPD opportunity for emerging or established leaders that develops their skills at board level, gives new perspectives and strategic insight, and fulfils corporate social responsibility aims. We offer packages for 1-4 employees or for teams of 5+, and are happy to discuss bespoke packages.


“What it does is give our people who are on a trajectory to get to board level the opportunity to really get experience sitting around a board table and making some critical decisions which are really going to affect people’s lives. [Emerging Executives] has been invaluable for things like motivation, relationship building, creativity, building confidence in individuals and we’ve seen success with these people, we’ve seen them go on to do bigger, more important jobs. We are finding that they are really developing as leaders as a result…People cite it as one of the key development points in their career.”  Rachel Rose, Head of Talent Leadership and Employee Engagement, Fujitsu

“I’m extremely proud to work for a company like Fujitsu that places being a responsible business at its core. The partnership with the FSI and local charities has simply been fantastic and I think the experience has proved invaluable for all.”
Steve Bloomer, Emerging Executive Graduate, Head of Cost Accounting Fujitsu Centre of Excellent and Financial Services

Fujitsu, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Banking Group, Rathbones

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“Being on a charitable board provides a new perspective on life. Having spent 15 years in big companies, the charitable sector provides a new rich source of knowledge, skills and people to interact with. There are strong parallels between solving work problems and working in the charitable sector. I would strongly recommend that anyone in the corporate world gets some parallel experience in the third sector to understand real life. If you can do this as part of your structured development programme even better!” 
Graham Precey Head of CSR, Legal & General Group plc

“FSI presented the opportunity to match RBMind with Russell from their Emerging Executives programme just at the time our board was going through major upheaval and the charity was, and still is, facing huge challenges. He has proved invaluable, bringing current and senior commercial and risk management expertise that we would struggle to find and couldn’t afford. He has become an essential part of the board and is clearly committed to the work we do. I would really encourage others to participate in the programme.”
Val Farmer, Chief Executive, Richmond Borough Mind