Paul Polman

30 Nov, 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 Nov, 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 Oct, 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 Oct, 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 Oct, 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...

24 Sep, 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 Sep, 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 Sep, 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 Aug, 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 Aug, 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...