future boards, future boardroom

17 June, 2019

Shaping the boards of the future

There have been enormous changes in the way organisations and individuals work over the past 20 to 30 years, but the structure of boards has not changed at anything like the pace of the organisations ...
diversity, board composition

11 June, 2019

Broadening board diversity is good corporate governance

Good governance lies at the heart of sustainable businesses. It is vital that directors, executive and non-executive alike, work to ensure their board delivers for all stakeholders, including sharehol...
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

21 May, 2019

Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards. According to
meeting, employee engagement, workers

10 May, 2019

Designated non-executives set to represent workforce views

Last week investors in Schroders, the UK asset manager, signed off on the company’s annual report for 2018. Nothing unusual in that, but it was the first known report to contain details of a new fea...
Theresa May, prime minister

1 May, 2019

Theresa May’s worker representation proposal fails to gain support

Theresa May came to power in 2016 declaring a host of radical...
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

26 April, 2019

Lack of turnover slows progress for women on US boards

The case for boardroom diversity, whether it be gender or ethnicity, has been made; there can be few boardroom leaders left in post who fail to see the benefits. And yet, the sheer obstinacy of boardr...
climate change

16 April, 2019

Shareholders focus attention on diversity and climate

If you are a company chair and fail to ensure your board is diverse you can bet some significant shareholders will now vote against your reappointment. That’s the message this week from Legal and...
men, women, business team

10 April, 2019

The gendered corporation

In the wake of the most recent economic crash, popular analysts looked at the gender of those involved in corporate governance and asked whether the recession would have happened if there were more wo...
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...