Ffion Hague

Honorary Fellow

Ffion Hague spent six years in the Civil Service Fast Stream and began conducting board appraisals when working on evaluating the performance of the boards of NDPBs and Next Step Agencies. Since leaving the public sector in 1997 she has worked as a director of Arts & Business, a national business charity, and has sat on many major non-profit boards including The British Council, Action on Addiction, Outward Bound, The Voices Foundation and the London Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board.

In 2000 Ffion became a headhunter, working at board level across all sectors and specialising in non-executive appointments. Between 2003 and 2008 she was a director and shareholder at Hanson Green, a top-level non-executive search company, where she built up the board evaluation practice alongside her search activities. Since 2008, Ffion has focused exclusively on board evaluation in the UK corporate market, running her own practice, Independent Board Evaluation.

Ffion has served as Deputy Chairman of both the English National Opera and Outward Bound Trust.  In 2008 Ffion published her first major book, “The Pain and the Privilege”, a biography of the women in David Lloyd George’s life which has given rise to many broadcasting projects, including the BAFTA Wales-winning documentary “The Two Wives of Lloyd George” (2009) and a long-running series, ‘Mamwlad’ for S4C.

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