boardroom, board executives

1 July, 2020

Governance centre aims to rebuild ‘professional legitimacy’ of directors

While the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been caused by a corporate governance failing, it has certainly shone a light on areas that need reform. This week the UK’s Institute of Directors launche...
IoD corporate governance centre, London

29 June, 2020

Institute of Directors launches new corporate governance centre

The UK will this week become home to a new centre studying corporate governance, aimed in part at resolving issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic. Established by the Institute of Directors, tho...
temporary measures

24 March, 2020

Regulators must grant boards flexibility during Covid-19 crisis

The outbreak and spread of coronavirus has put real pressure on all aspects of human life including the functioning of our corporate governance framework. In order to support directors over this perio...
active investors, shareholder rights

12 February, 2020

Stakeholder debate should not be used to weaken shareholder rights

Relations between investors and boards have reached a low ebb. That was the verdict recently of Andy Griffiths, executive director of the
boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

28 November, 2019

A manifesto for UK leadership on corporate governance

In October, MPs and peers voted in favour of an early general election in the UK, bringing to an end a Parliamentary session defined by Brexit but also characterised by the neglect of important busine...
John McDonnell, Labour shadow chancellor

20 November, 2019

Labour announces plans for UK corporate governance reforms

The UK’s general election campaign turned its focus on corporate governance this week, as the Labour Party announced its proposals for reform. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell gave a speech listi...
boardroom, board executives

11 October, 2018

Companies set to swerve option of workers on boards

In a speech launching her campaign to become Tory party leader Theresa May declared her earnest intention of placing worker representatives on company boards. The measure was all part of her plan to i...
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...
Lady Barbara Judge, IoD

8 March, 2018

Behaviour of IoD chairwoman Lady Judge called into question

One of the UK’s most established and well-known director institutions is to consider the results of a major investigation, following allegations of misconduct against its chairwoman Lady Barbara Jud...