NGOs, NGO governance, global

11 June, 2019

NGO governance: finding solutions to future challenges

Recent scandals have placed national and international NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and NGO governance in the uncomfortable glare of press scrutiny. Whether it is over misuse of funds, inappr...
FRC, audit

12 March, 2019

Government to push ahead with new audit and governance watchdog

The UK is set to get a new audit and financial reporting regulator. The government has announced that the current watchdog, the
Facebook

18 February, 2019

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal ‘a failure of governance’

In a report examining the production of "fake news", members of the digital, culture, media and sport committee concluded that regulation needs tightening, with the introductio...
City of London, financial, banking

14 February, 2019

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

Both banking and insurance sectors have experienced a stream of new regulations over the past decade. Much of it stems from the global financial crisis and centres on capital stability in the shape of...
ASOS

5 July, 2018

Crozier to take ASOS chairmanship

One of the UK’s most senior and plural chairman has taken on a role with ASOS. Adam Crozier, currently Whitbread chairman, will join the online fashion retailer from 29 November 2018 as chairman ...
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. ...