family, succession

22 May, 2017

Five challenges that could derail a succession plan

Many family businesses in China are still controlled by their original founders, and yet research shows that only 22% have succession plans in place. To ensure longevity, there are five challenges that they should master.

14 January, 2017

Bye bye NED

There is no substitute for planning ahead when it comes to non-executive director departures.


16 August, 2016

10 questions for building a board

There is more attention than ever on how companies recruit talent to their boards. Tim Copnell lists the key questions directors need to ask when recruiting new blood to join them round the boardroom table.

23 May, 2016

Watchdog to consider succession guidance

The Financial Reporting Council will work on providing new guidance for nominations committees on succession planning.

27 October, 2015

Succession planning consultation launched

UK watchdog kicks off search to provide guidance on better succession planning following notable failures.

6 October, 2015


Leapfrogging is a relatively new trend in CEO appointments but requires the support of chairmen and non-executives.

crisis management

23 August, 2015

Coping without a CEO

The sudden departure of a CEO, such as the exit of Antony Jenkins from Barclays, can leave an organisation bereft. What is the role of non-executives when no one appears to be at the helm?


16 June, 2015

Planned succession at record levels

Research finds that forced exit of CEOs is falling while planned succession is dominating.

11 June, 2015

WPP under pressure over succession planning

Standard Life questions leadership succession planning at media giant.