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...
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...
AGMs

18 January, 2021

Boards urged to reform AGMs as part of post-pandemic strategy

Boards have been called upon to improve and rejuvenate their annual general meetings after a year in which four out of five FTSE 350 companies staged their AGMs behind closed doors. A letter to com...
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...
Unfriendly board members

10 December, 2020

‘Unfriendly’ boards served better information by CEOs

When should a board be unfriendly with their chief executive? According to new research, boards should give CEOs a hard time if they suspect he or she is an “empire builder”, willing to launch inv...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

8 December, 2020

‘Future generations’ clause in section 172 could boost sustainability

Calls for companies to be more sustainable currently echo from many quarters. For the most part this is embodied in demands for new kinds of corporate reporting. However, academics looking at the prob...
Wooden person standing out from the crowd

21 October, 2020

The Secret NED: how can non-execs balance oversight and loyalty?

The non-executive role is one of oversight, but equally a good non-executive really cannot afford to be aloof. Hitting the right balance in the role is never easy. I was reminded of this dilemma wh...
John Allan

8 October, 2020

Tesco’s John Allan on the role of non-executives at a time of crisis

In our latest Board Agenda podcast we interview John Allan, chair of Tesco's board and one of the UK’s foremost corporate leaders, for his insights on the role of non-executive directors, t...
Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his trial

29 September, 2020

Businesses ‘can play important role in stemming executive misconduct’

Nothing makes headlines quite like a corporate scandal, with events at
cybersecurity

11 September, 2020

How directors should manage AI, GDPR and data privacy risks

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly prevalent part of many companies’ day-to-day operations. While AI promises significant bounties, it brings with it a raft of potentially significant l...