12 March, 2018

Certainty on Brexit transition preferred over ambitious deal, say businesses

Legal certainty on a rapidly agreed transition is more valuable to businesses in the UK than a more elaborate final Brexit deal agreed later, a recent survey of CFOs and CEOs reveals. Of the 280 CE...
chief executive

26 February, 2018

Investors more concerned than CEOs about cybersecurity

Investors are more concerned about cyber-attacks than chief executives are, according to new research by PwC.
public, public trust, trust

22 January, 2018

Public believes CEOs can improve UK’s fortunes as trust in media dips

A search by the UK's public for credible "expert" voices, and a belief that CEOs can turn around British fortunes, has seen sentiment for business leaders pick up in the last year. The
stakeholders, stakeholder engagement

18 October, 2017

FTSE350 governance compliance rises, while stakeholder engagement low

Despite an increasing number of FTSE350 companies meeting all corporate governance requirements, the level of stakeholder engagement has fallen for the third year in a row. Grant Thornton’s
John Flannery, GE

10 October, 2017

GE chairman appoints activist investor representative onto board

An activist investor representative has joined the board of GE, as new chairman and CEO John Flannery (pictured) drives more boardroom change at the industrial products giant. Ed Garden, chief inve...
CEO, chief exectuve, CEO directorships

27 September, 2017

External CEO directorships affect shareholder returns, says research

US chief executives with no external board directorships earn better returns for their shareholders than those with seats on external boards, according to new research. Research firm Equilar studie...
Vasant Narasimhan, Novartis

6 September, 2017

Novartis appoints new chief executive as Jimenez retires

Swiss medical company Novartis has appointed Vasant Narasimhan to replace Joseph Jiminez as chief executive from February 2018. Jiminez, who had previously headed up Heinz, will retire after eight ...
Sports Direct

1 September, 2017

Institutions oppose Sports Direct chairman’s reappointment

A number of investors and shareholder representatives are against the reappointment of Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell, days before the crucial vote at its AGM. Having survived a
Specialist Pay Consultants, remuneration

17 August, 2017

Specialist pay consultants and their relationship with the Remco

In recent years, two questions have become prominent in companies’ discussions on governance: How much should we pay executives, and how should we pay them? In answe...
Boardroom

22 May, 2017

Low-level support for CEOs becoming chairmen, poll suggests

Research has found only minority support for chief executives to become their organisation's chairman.