meeting, employee engagement, workers, speak up

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...
banking regulation, Atkis

18 May, 2018

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

The previous “light-touch” model of bank regulation that preceded and created the conditions for the global financial crisis has been replaced by a far stricter supervisory regime, following the i...
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

19 December, 2017

Non-executive directors’ average age breaks through 60

The average age of non-executive directors has broken through the 60 mark for the first time, according to research by headhunters Spencer Stuart. In its 2017 UK Board Index report, 
board merger, mergers & acquisitions, strategy

12 December, 2017

Five steps to ensuring an effective board merger

1. Share information All board members—and not just senior directors or the larger of the two companies—need a clear understanding of the reasons for the merger. Advisory experts and boa...
Microchips, IT, technology, data

11 December, 2017

Boards must improve tech knowledge as “adaptation is critical” for future

Boards must consider oversight—and their skill levels—when it comes to managing new technology and innovation in their business, according to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Acc...