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...
BT

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...
diversity, BAME

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