Valérie Baudson, Amundi

12 February, 2021

Valérie Baudson appointed as chief executive of Amundi

Valérie Baudson has been appointed CEO of Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager. She will take over from curren...
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...
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...
Sign at Walgreens Boots Alliance HQ

2 February, 2021

Rosalind Brewer named CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Rosalind Brewer has been appointed as the new chief executive of global health and pharmacy company Walgreens Boots Alliance. Brewer is currently chief operating officer, group president and board ...
Local area map with location pin

12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...
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...
Team climbing a mountain using collaborative leadership

3 December, 2020

Top companies report problems with CEO succession planning

Leadership succession has become an issue for FTSE 100 companies, with skills gaps on their boards—and technology the most widespread knowledge deficit. A survey conducted by consultancy New Stre...
CFO of the future looking out over the city

6 October, 2020

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The global pandemic is changing the role of the CFO, broadening its scope and influence in areas such as strategy execution and performance insight. While much of this evolution was already under w...
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
McDonald's sign

25 September, 2020

How good governance can stop toxic ‘bro behaviour’ at companies

In 2019, the board of directors of McDonald’s Corp took the unusual but bold and moral decision to dismiss its CEO Steve Easterbrook after he...