City of London skyline

18 March, 2021

Audit white paper proposes new powers for regulator to sanction directors

The working landscape for boards is about to be transformed after the government published a white paper with wide-ranging proposals giving regulators new powers to investigate and sanction directors ...
Aptiv logo on smartphone

17 March, 2021

Merit Janow nominated for election to Aptiv’s board of directors

Automotive technology company Aptiv has announced that Professor Merit E. Janow will be standing for election to its board of directo...
Mark Carney

23 February, 2021

Stripe appoints Mark Carney to its board of directors

Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, has joined the board of directors at digital payment company Stripe. Carney ...
American Airlines plane with logo

23 February, 2021

Adriane M. Brown joins the board of American Airlines

American Airlines has elected Adriane M. Brown to its board of directors. Brown will also serve on the company’s audit and corporat...
CEO walking towards the exit

10 February, 2021

Forced CEO turnover can damage the reputation of board directors

Parting company with an underperforming chief executive is a good thing, right? The fulfilment of a board’s governance responsibilities, and bound to boost their standing? It seems not. New resea...
Empty boardroom table and chairs

5 February, 2021

Reforms impose new responsibilities on directors for financial reporting

Reforms set to be published next week will propose fines and bans for directors held responsible for failures in financial reporting. According to the Financial Times, BEIS (the Department...
Directors around a table featuring foreign language phrases

5 January, 2021

Foreign audit committee members linked to low-quality financial reporting

Much is made of recruiting board members from around the world. Non-executives from distant shores can add value and certainty provide knowledge of foreign markets. But do foreign directors add value ...
Yellow umbrella in a crowd of black umbrellas

20 November, 2020

D&O litigation on the rise amid host of emerging risks

As bankruptcies mount brought on by the current crisis, so the risk of litigation against directors and officers (D&O) climbs. But it is not just the pandemic bringing potential problems to the do...
AI robot director looking at graph

13 October, 2020

Changes to company constitutions ‘could allow use of AI on the board’

The idea of robots driven by artificial intelligence taking a seat on boards has been in circulation for some years now. In the UK a major legal reform would be needed before a robot could be a “dir...
Coalitions on boards

1 September, 2020

Power, politics and crisis response on the board

When crisis kicks in, we tend to rely on instinct. Familiar solutions and well-honed responses will occur most naturally to us—regardless of their relevance to the problem at hand. If you want to kn...