Christy Swords, ITN, ITV

27 July, 2018

ITV finance head to chair ITN

ITV’s director of finance has been elevated to chairman of part-owned affiliate ITN. Christy Swords, who joined ITN’s board as ITV representative in September 2017, takes over the chair from Ge...
Barclays bank

19 July, 2018

Board moves at Speedy Hire; Barclays; and BTG

Speedy Hire Tools and equipment business Speedy Hire has named David Shearer as its new chairman. Shearer will succeed Jan Åstrand from 1 October 2018. Shearer has served as a non-execut...
European flag, EU

13 July, 2018

Brexit could increase European voices on UK boards, says report

European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Brexit and, therefore, an attractive recruitment proposition. Writing in a report by Odgers Berndtson,
Stobart Group, Iain Ferguson

12 July, 2018

Stobart chairman wins pyrrhic AGM vote as board overhaul looms

A major boardroom overhaul looms at support services group Stobart, despite fending off attempts by investors to oust chairman Iain Ferguson (pictured). Its AGM saw Ferguson receive 51.2% of votes ...
Sainsbury's supermarket

12 July, 2018

Board moves at Sainsbury’s; TP ICAP; and Ocado

Sainsbury’s Another senior UK accountant is to take the chair at Sainsbury’s. Martin Scicluna, a long-serving partner and chairman at Deloitte, has been named Sainsbury’s chairman. ...
Standard Life Aberdeen

26 June, 2018

Board moves at TP ICAP; Standard Life Aberdeen; Ashtead Group; & Northgate

TP ICAP Lorraine Trainer has joined the world’s largest inter-sealer broker as a non-executive director, and member of the remuneration, audit and nominations and governance committees. ...
Debbie Hewitt, BGL

20 June, 2018

Board moves for comparethemarket.com; Drax; and Abcam

BGL Debbie Hewitt is the new non-executive chairman of BGL Group. The business, which operates brands including comparethemarket.com and insurance provider Junction, will place Hewitt after ...
Air France-KLM

29 May, 2018

Air France-KLM appoints interim governance structure

Air France-KLM has announced a transitional governance structure after its chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac resigned following a pay reform he proposed, in a bid to end a series of strikes, was rej...
Halfords

24 May, 2018

Board moves at Halfords; St. James’s Place; and C&C Group

Halfords Keith Williams is to take on the chairmanship of bicycle and car maintenance retailer Halfords. He will begin as chair on 24 July at the conclusion of its AGM, with Dennis Millard s...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...