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?
With the average tenure of a FTSE 100 chief executive at five years and two months, it is highly likely that most boards will have to face the transition of the top executive position at one time or another.
Regardless of the reason for the chief executive departure, it can be an unsettling time for the organisation and is a time when the board’s non-executive directors really come into their own to ensure that the transition occurs with minimum disruption to the business.
So, what happens in the particularly difficult situation when the CEO
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