Big Four, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC

9 July, 2018

Competition regulator asks Big Four to look for ways to change audit market

Reports suggest this morning that the Big Four audit firms have been asked to investigate ways of increasing the choice of auditors for companies listed in the UK. There has been pressure on the UK...
long-term value, EY

16 May, 2018

Why boards should be clear about long-term value

Boards are under pressure to demonstrate their commitment to long-term value creation and show how they are delivering it in a balanced way, within a framework that measures their success. Politicians...
time, change, corporate governance

22 January, 2018

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Dutch Parliament, The Hague, Netherlands

20 September, 2017

Dutch directors’ association calls for trust-based governance

The Dutch Association of Directors has written to the Dutch government urging for a new approach to corporate governance that is based on trust rather than on mistrust, allowing companies to seize opp...
Mark Price

21 August, 2017

Engaging with happiness: Mark Price

It is an elegant yet provocative proposition: companies should prioritise the happiness of their employees. For many in business this will soun...
boardroom, businessman, digital business, digital storm

15 August, 2017

Digital transformation: how boards can weather the storm

For more than a decade, companies have been urged to “digitalise” or risk being left behind. While many corporate leaders accept this as a reality, we argue that the impact of digita...
boardroom, chairman

15 December, 2016

Beyond the boardroom