Non-executive board member

Nigel Boardman


Nigel Boardman is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Nigel was a partner at Slaughter and May from 1982 to 2019. He is a member of the British Museum’s Audit and Risk Committee and is Chair of Help for Heroes.

He has received several accolades in his professional career including, The Financial Times’ Special Achievement Award and the Lawyer of the Decade Award from Financial News.

Non-executive board member

The main responsibilities of non-executive board members are to:

  • attend meetings of the departmental board, chaired by the Secretary of State
  • advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the department
  • provide independent scrutiny for the department on request
  • work with executives and their teams to continue to improve the performance of the department

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive board member