notebook on boardroom table

2 March, 2021

FRC: many firms ‘not transparent about their compliance with UK code’

Companies appear to be struggling with governance provisions aimed at managing stakeholder engagement and measures to limit the term of board chairs. The news comes in
Alison Carnwath

9 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath: ‘We’d all rather look into somebody’s eyes’

Dame Alison Carnwath is one of the most respected figures in the City of London. The former chair of Land Securities, where she served for 10 years, Carnwath last year won the Lifetime Achievement Awa...
Stressed employee at his desk

4 May, 2020

Poor mental health ‘associated with greater CEO turnover’

Mental health is frequently in the news, mostly in the context of efforts to help those who find themselves suffering. In corporates, however, researchers have found that some effort is also expended ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

3 February, 2020

CEO pay and director re-elections named top issues for shareholder dissent

Executive pay and reappointment of directors were the leading issues for shareholder dissent last year, according to new research. Proxy advisers
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...
boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

11 December, 2017

One-fifth of FTSE 100 chairs could be affected by nine-year tenure rule

Almost a fifth of boardroom chairmen in the FTSE 100 could be forced to move on from their role after nine years, according to proposed measures in a