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
businesswoman, gender, diversity

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...
chair, boardroom

27 March, 2019

Performance and accountability: the changing role of the chair

Once a stately figurehead, the chair now faces the glare of publicity, and has become the potential focus of public anger at corporate governance failures. Since the financial crisis the chair has ...
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...
board directors

17 January, 2019

Separation of powers makes for healthy board dynamics

Having the right structure at the top of a company is crucial for its success. We at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) think that when a single person is tasked with exercising manageme...