Michel Lies

6 April, 2018

Board moves at Zurich and Toshiba

Zurich Michel Liès (main picture) has been confirmed as the new chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, following the retirement of Tom de Swaan. Liès is one of the insurance industry’s m...
FRC new website

22 March, 2018

Financial Reporting Council to face ‘competency inquiry’ by government

Accounting’s regulator faces the prospect of an inquiry into its competency by the government. Business secretary Greg Clark MP told a parliamentary committee investigating the collapse of Carill...
Institute of Directors, IoD

14 March, 2018

Former easyJet CFO takes IoD chair during Lady Judge case

An acting chairman has been put in place at the Institute of Directors (IoD), as it looks to push forward following a legal investigation into the behaviour of IoD chairwoman Lady Barbara Judge. Ch...
RBS

21 February, 2018

‘Fundamental governance failings’ in RBS unit saw SMEs ‘poorly treated’

Governance and oversight failings in RBS’s distressed debt division led to “widespread inappropriate treatment” of small business customers, according to a report published by the Treasury commi...
leadership skills, intelligence

13 February, 2018

The Five Qs – a recipe for effective leadership

Global business has become increasingly complex, and everyday interactions are often characterised by a lack of harmony as individuals relentlessly pursue their own agendas, often for good reason. ...
Microchips, IT, technology, data

11 December, 2017

Boards must improve tech knowledge as “adaptation is critical” for future

Boards must consider oversight—and their skill levels—when it comes to managing new technology and innovation in their business, according to a report by the Association of Chartered Certified Acc...
AI, artificial intelligence, data

27 November, 2017

Industrial strategy calls for improved reporting of capital allocation

The government has said it will introduce "better and more transparent" corporate reporting on capital allocations as part of its newly published industrial strategy. The long-awaited paper also in...
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

15 May, 2017

Ethical ‘lapses’ driving more CEO departures, says study

An increasing number of chief executives around the world are forced out of their roles because of "ethical lapses", according to a
European Central Bank

29 March, 2017

European Central Bank urged to beef up governance

Governance at the European Central Bank (ECB) needs to be strengthened, with more democratic oversight and increased transparency, according to a global campaign body.
male boards

3 February, 2017

Uncertainty whether UK governance model is working

Almost half of governance practitioners in the UK are uncertain whether Britain's model for corporate governance is fit for purpose. A poll conducted by ICSA, the professional body for company secr...