chair, boardroom

21 May, 2020

‘Chairman contagion’ highlighted as growing reputational risk

“Chairman contagion”—the process of trouble afflicting a shared chair spreading from one portfolio company to another—is among the key reputational risks identified by chief executives and com...
head bookcase

14 May, 2020

Balancing the books: the challenges of chairing a library charity

I have been chair of the board for the past 18 months at Libraries Unlimited, which is a charity representing more than 50 libraries across Devon. During this time I have found myself navigating five ...
Boris Johnson, succession planning

8 April, 2020

Succession planning in the spotlight amid ‘genuine shock’ of PM’s illness

Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation and subsequent admission to intensive care prompted many questions about leadership of the UK while the prime minister was incapacitated. While his communications sta...
board tension

24 March, 2020

Boards must harness tension to succeed in a time of disruption

Research from international head hunting firm, Odgers Berndtson, reveals that only 15% of executives believe
CEO looking out of office window

20 March, 2020

Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

Since 2010, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of female directors in many developed economies. Yet the number of female board chairs has remained very low. Even in Sweden, which leads the w...
Andrew Fisher

22 November, 2019

Board moves: Rightmove completes on new chair

Rightmove, the online property portal, has appointed Andrew Fisher as its new non-executive chair. Fisher takes ...
UK sterling coins

12 November, 2019

Top chairs see remuneration rise by 30% over past decade

Fees for board chairs and senior independent directors (SIDs) have risen while pay for non-executives have remained static, according to a new survey. Research by headhunting firm
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
chairs, overboarding

29 April, 2019

How many chairships is too many?

Reading through the policy guide of proxy advisory firm Gla...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

5 April, 2019

Boardroom lessons from Brexit

'The common good is of paramount importance' Marie-Louise Clayton Leadership? Headless chickens? Or, herding cats? Brexit has produced “Bercowesque”, my newly coined adjectiv...