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...
diversity

24 September, 2018

Compliance failures and diversity doubts

While the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set a path towards increased focus on boardroom diversity within its new corporate governance code, there is some consternation that its existing guidel...
Sports Direct

18 September, 2018

Hellawell leaves Sports Direct as Ashley lambasts City and media

After a long-running battle between the board and institutional shareholders, chairman Keith Hellawell has stepped down from the business prior to its AGM. Hellawell had faced a
Jack Ma, Alibaba

11 September, 2018

Succession planning: Alibaba works its magic

The news this week is once again full of the rags-to-riches story of Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder and executive chairman of the internet giant Alibaba. This time, though, Ma is making headlines...
Stobart Group, Iain Ferguson

24 August, 2018

Stobart appoints first female executive in board overhaul

Plans to overhaul Stobart Group’s board have come to fruition, with its first female executive appointed. Ginny Pulbrook, a partner at Camarco and co-f...

22 August, 2018

Uber boosts IPO plan after long-awaited CFO appointment

Uber has filled its CFO role after a three-year hiatus, in a move that has pushed forward the possibility of the taxi-booking business undertaking an initial public offering (IPO). Nelson Chai, who...
Silence Therapeutics

20 August, 2018

Board moves at YouGov, Direct Line, and Silence Therapeutics

YouGov Research group YouGov has appointed Ashley Martin as a non-executive director, chairing its audit & risk committee and taking over from Nick Jones. Martin has recent experience...
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,