Deana Mulligan

25 February, 2021

Deanna Mulligan: how smart companies can close the skills gap

The world faces a global shortage of technology skills, according to experts, and in our latest podcast Deanna Mulligan, former chief executive of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, reveals h...
Head shape with AI digital circuits

16 February, 2021

Firms need ‘two layers’ of AI governance

Have boards come to terms with the rise of artificial intelligence? It seems not. New research suggests large companies need to have two layers of AI governance if they are no longer to only superv...
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

16 February, 2021

Why ESG strategy is a complex corporate challenge for boards

ESG: three simple letters that can stand for total confusion unless it is fully understood by the board. It is not about compliance per se, although some boards may choose to view it that way. It is a...
CEO leading a business transformation programme

12 February, 2021

What boards need to know about business transformation

Transformation was already high on the board agenda prior to Covid-19, but its importance is growing as boards and executive teams wrestle with how the post-pandemic economy will shape up. As a board ...
CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...
Jeff Bezos, founder CEO of Amazon

8 February, 2021

Prime problem: the challenge of founder CEO succession

'They leave a space that is impossible for an outsider to completely fill' Dr Andrew White, senior fellow in management practice at Saïd Business School and a CEO executive coac...
Brain showing AI in processes

15 January, 2021

Firms forge ahead with AI adoption despite a lack of skills on boards

More than two-thirds of boards intend to approve the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the next year, although there appear to be significant hurdles to successful integration. The ...
Covid-19 secure meeting showing boardroom diversity

21 December, 2020

Pandemic shows ‘broader range of expertise’ is needed on boards

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped crystallise the need to renew efforts on boardroom diversity, according to a report from ethics experts. Researchers from the
Cybersecurity shield protecting servers from cyber-attack

17 December, 2020

Cyber-accountability for C-suite and boards

I am often asked this question: “Are hackers just not targeting systems and IT users with specific privileges?” It’s important to understand that these people are not only powerful within the...
Red plane taking a different direction

9 December, 2020

Creativity in a crisis: finding a route to recovery through innovation

The pandemic has wrought much damage on the economy. Some businesses have perished and others will survive, likely through cutting costs. But there are those that will prosper in the recovery through ...