Board Agenda was at the Non-Executive Director Awards in London to see Sir Roger Carr—chair of BAE Systems and the English National Ballet, former chair of Cadbury and Centrica—receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. In his acceptance speech Sir Roger explored the qualities that make a good non-executive.
The pace of change in technology and geo-political uncertainty has presented business leaders with unprecedented challenges. What does it take to lead companies in the current environment and how can the leaders of the future be nurtured?
Nominations for the 2019 Non-Executive Director Awards, which aim to recognise NEDs at the top of their game, are now open—but just what does it take to be an asset to the board? As Paul Drechsler says, good NEDs are a ‘gift’.