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Homepage / Re-introducing Boardex for research on company boards and directors

Re-introducing Boardex for research on company boards and directors



Recently there have been some changes to the BoardEx service so here is a short reminder of what kinds of  information the service holds.

What is BoardEx?

BoardEx provides global board and senior management information for 2.1 million private and public companies and 1.6 million individuals who are board directors and senior managers. Full board details are available for over 41,200 companies – 2,100 UK, 8,800 US company boards and a further 30,300 companies, split between Continental Europe, Australia, Asia pacific and the rest of the world.

Information available includes:

  • Director profiles
  • Director network
  • Company network
  • Compensation
  • Committee detail
  • Board summary
  • Organisation analysis

BoardEx Online Access

Enables you to:

  • Download director profiles and company board and senior leadership team summaries.
  • Track announcements for specific directors and companies – you can sign up to receive e-mail alerts when changes occur.
  • Analyse the characteristics of companies’ boards and directors, e.g. age, gender, education.
  • Pinpoint the overlaps between directors and your network of contacts to map out potential relationships and assess your ‘relationship capital’.
  • Visualize all  Board to Board connections at a company level.

You can use the Simple Search to search across BoardEx for an individual or organisation. Simply enter the name of the company or individual you wish to find and select from the drop down list which appears.


The Advanced Search allows you to find companies and individuals which match your specific criteria, e.g. companies in the UK, in the FTSE 100, or in a specific sector or within a specific turnover range.  In terms of board characteristics, criteria include: role, nationality, gender, number of boards sat on.

BoardEx Bulk Download Files

In addition to the on-line service, the University has access to UK, Europe and North-American files of director and board data going back to 1999. Using these it is possible to download information for a number of companies for a period of time.

How do I access BoardEx?

  • BoardEx online access is only available via an individual username and password.
  • BoardEx Bulk Historical Download Files are held in a protected area of the SoM Group drives and need a password to access them.
  • If you would like to know more, or to discuss setting up a BoardEx account then please contact MIRC.

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Tracey Nunn

Written By: Tracey Nunn

A Business Librarian since 2006, Tracey leads support for taught MSc courses in the School of Management Library.

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