Our latest podcast features City grandee Dame Alison Carnwath on limits to non-executive tenure and the challenges of remote recruitment.
Dame Alison Carnwath is one of the most respected figures in the City of London. The former chair of Land Securities, where she served for 10 years, Carnwath last year won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sunday Times NED Awards.
She is straight talking and willing to express an unpopular view. Take, for example, the length of time non-executives can spend on boards. In the UK it’s limited to nine years. Carnworth sees this as potentially constraining the good work a non-executive can do—especially in today’s highly complex corporations.
“For some people to mature into the role, understand the business, give their best—I
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