Magnifying glass on CVs

21 October, 2019

Due diligence in recruitment requires the human touch

Malcolm Gladwell, the popular social science writer whose works include Blink, Outliers and The Tipping Point, has a new book out. In his latest bestseller Talking to...
boardroom language

6 June, 2019

The Secret Ned: Mind your boardroom language

So, avid readers, do not hold your breath. Here we are, three months on from the l...
diversity, BAME

25 February, 2019

Business minister’s intervention on board diversity is long overdue

This weekend we learned that business minister Kelly Tolhurst has written to FTSE 100 chairs calling them out ...
Secret Ned

29 January, 2019

Secret Ned: The long (long) list

FINALLY AN EXCITING task for the new non-exec, one he/she can truly contribute to: Finding a new chair. After an exhausting beauty parade of various top headhunters, one is appointed, and a detaile...
Marks & Spencer

22 December, 2018

Board moves at Marks & Spencer; Huntsworth; and RBS

Marks & Spencer One of the UK’s most well-known retail executives has joined Marks & Spencer as a non-executive director. Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King rejoins t...
Paul Polman

30 November, 2018

Board moves: Unilever and Rathbone Brothers

Unilever The failure to move Unilever’s HQ to Rotterdam is the final chapter for chief executive Paul Polman's time at the Anglo-Dutch business. The multi-product manufacturer has annou...
Derwent London

25 November, 2018

Board Moves: Derwent London; Serco; and Idox

Derwent London Robbie Rayne is to hand over the chair's reins of FTSE-250 property investment and development company Derwent London, to chief executive and founder John Burns. Rayne will...
Digital business, digital risk, mobile working, digital age, digital revolution

31 October, 2018

Board moves: IG; Sensyne Health; and Pendragon

IG The first ever female chief executive of online trading platform IG has been appointed. June Felix, who most recently headed up Verifone’s European and Russian business, takes on the ro...

30 October, 2018

Board moves: BT; ASOS; and appScatter

BT Worldpay co-chief executive Philip Jansen is to take on the top role at BT. He joins the telecoms giant on 1 January 2019, and will work with incumbent Gavin Patterson through a month-lon...
Elon Musk

1 October, 2018

Elon Musk drops Tesla chairman role; and IG CEO leaves board

Tesla Founder Elon Musk (pictured) has agreed to step down as chairman, in a settlement with the US markets regulator over announcements he made on social media that saw the tech company’s...