If you lack gravitas on (the) board, try a Rear-Admiral

Who would I choose from outside the design industry as a non-executive director (Voxpop, DW 11 February)? It depends what I would want one for: to drive efficiencies, grow, sell, develop myself, develop my board and so on. Do I even need a non-executive to help find the non- executive? It’s an important decision because they will have great influence. Perhaps Rear-Admiral Roy Clare RN Rtd. Why? Because he’s an incisive thinker who I like a lot.

David Worthington, Chairman, Lloyd Northover Group, by e-mail

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