The 350 Club is the closed online community for FTSE 350 board members and FTSE 100 executive committee members, enabling them to connect and collaborate as a private group.
Free to join, members can search the confidential, secure directory to identify FTSE 350 colleagues by name, sector, company and expertise, message them directly and share knowledge in dedicated virtual peer and board committee groups.
In addition, the platform plays a unique role in the board space by connecting the member community with leading board headhunters against specific mandates, not unlike a clearing house.
Members have private access to commercial NED vacancies through partnerships with leading board search firms including Egon Zehnder, and to equity research.
They can also schedule and host live private video events for fellow members.
Operating under the Chatham House rule, the Club has no advertising, allows only members to interact on it, and permits no solicitation. Security and confidentiality are built into the infrastructure. It is a confidential platform which only eligible members can join.
The Club has Chairs, Group CEO and board and executive committee members from 93% of FTSE 100 index and 82% of the FTSE 250 index.
Members can be from FTSE 100 equivalent businesses in the US and Europe, and those which are privately held in the UK.
To foster a rich set of voices we curate the inclusion of a small additional FTSE 350 board ready group of members, with a focus on diversity and digital. Around 40% of our members hold an executive role, 17% are ethnically diverse and 56% are women.
The platform has a corporate partner revenue model. We work with a select group of blue chip and FTSE 350 partners including BCG, Egon Zehnder, Peel Hunt, Teneo Communications, the PwC NED Programme and Landsec. To enquire please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not a recruitment site in any form and fully support the board headhunting community.
The 350 Club was founded in 2020 and is run by Marianne Macdonald, who has 15 years’ experience working with FTSE 350 Chairs, boards and leaders.
Marianne previously spent seven years at The Zygos Partnership as a non-executive headhunter working with FTSE 350 and equivalent boards. Prior to its 2018 sale to Russell Reynolds, Zygos was one of the UK’s leading Board search firms in the non-executive space. Marianne also had a 20-year award-winning career as a broadsheet journalist.
In 2016 she founded Non-executive Directorships Consulting Ltd, the leading career advisory firm focused on the non-executive space in the UK. This works with a wide range of senior FTSE 350 executives.
She has a First in English from New College, Oxford.
Chief Operating Officer
Alanna Scott Delaney
Alanna Scott Delaney is the Chief Operating Officer of the 350 Club. She has a background in coding, AI-and business development with a range of startups. She studied Computer Science and International Development Studies at McGill University.
Head of Content
May is Head of Content of the 350 Club. She has a skillset combining project management, social media strategy and events management. She has a degree in Political Economy from King's College, London.
John Allan is a Senior Advisor to the 350 Club and Argenbright Europe. He chairs the Council of Imperial College. He is a former Chair of Tesco, Barratt Developments, Worldpay and Dixons (now Currys). He is a former NED of FTSE 350 groups 3i Group, Royal Mail, Wolseley, National Grid and other companies. Outside the UK he has served on the boards of Lufthansa, Deutsche PostDHL, Postbank and ISS. He was CEO of Exel plc for 11 years.
Elin Hurvenes is a Senior Advisor of the 350 Club. She is the founder of the Professional Boards Forum which she has run across the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany following its 2003 inception in Norway. She is also the Senior Partner at Chairman Mentors International (CMi). She has an MBA from London Business School.
Merle Speer is an Advisor to the 350 Club. She is a highly experienced executive search professional in the FTSE 350 space.
Eleanor Phillips is a former FTSE Chief HR Officer with sector experience across Technology, Media and Publishing, Energy and Private Equity. She now manages her Non-Executive and advisory portfolio, and invests in companies taking new and exciting products to market. Eleanor is proud to be a Trustee of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Abhi Arya has successfully exited multiple entrepreneurial ventures and worked across digital, operations, business transformation, strategy, and P&L management at P&G, Cadbury and Pearson. He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Sandbox & Co, an operating platform for digital education products and services with market leading properties across the US and UK.
Ian Newton is a Senior Advisor of the 350 Club. He is one of the foremost listing and strategic advisors in the technology sector in the UK and Europe with a 30-year fund management career. Head of Equity Capital Markets at Sand Grove Capital, Ian assesses tech businesses across the spectrum, including AI, cyber, data, ecommerce, gaming, digital platform or marketplace businesses. He is a trusted advisor to both their management and the banks assessing them for IPO.