Information gap, jigsaw bridge

28 April, 2017

Information asymmetry is good for effective boards

Commentators often complain that non-executives need more information. But recent research suggests that it is information asymmetry that actually makes non-executives effective.

25 January, 2017

The overstretched non-exec and balancing a portfolio

Holding more than three or four positions may mean non-executives "simply don’t have the time to deal with the stewarding responsibilities of their job."

boardroom, chairman

13 June, 2016

Create value, support growth

UK companies are not investing. Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes argues that governance structures are too focused on risk aversion rather than entrepreneurial leadership.

8 June, 2016

De La Rue appoints Bray

IT specialist joins banknote maker to lead audit committee.

Karen Richardson

23 May, 2016

Worldpay charges Karen Richardson with board duties

Former Epiphany chief executive joins audit and nominations committees at the payment services firm.

17 May, 2016

Canada’s Beaudoin under scrutiny for attendance

Focus on Canadian governance shifts to board attendance as Bombardier executive chairman comes under fire.

12 May, 2016

Few comms experts find NED roles

Despite the "increasing importance" of reputation, only 3% of communications directors make it into paid non-executive positions.

20 November, 2015

Non-executive overload

Pub chain chairman Tim Martin has an uncompromising view of corporate governance - he believes it can do more harm than good. He explains to Board Agenda his views on shareholders, governance and his concerns about the proliferation of non-executive directors.

19 October, 2015

Long-term perspectives

Outsourcing has become a go-to service to win efficiencies, but there are five key areas to consider before handing over critical functions to a third party.


27 August, 2015

Grafton appoints former Travis Perkins exec

Paul Hampden Smith becomes non-executive director at building materials firm Grafton Group.