Secret Ned

29 January, 2019

Secret Ned: The long (long) list

FINALLY AN EXCITING task for the new non-exec, one he/she can truly contribute to: Finding a new chair. After an exhausting beauty parade of various top headhunters, one is appointed, and a detaile...
boardroom success, board skills

9 October, 2018

Harnessing conflict for boardroom success

Having reviewed the operations of thousands of organisations in more than 34 countries, our ongoing research indicates that organisational stewardship of boards has dropped to staggering...
governance code, UK Corporate Governance Code, FRC

5 December, 2017

Plans released for ‘shorter, sharper’ UK Corporate Governance Code

Proposals for a “shorter, sharper” UK Corporate Governance Code have been published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Building on the findings from the
M&A, NEDs

31 October, 2017

M&A post-crisis: the changing role of the NED

After the financial crisis of 2007–2008, mergers and acquisitions dried up. However, recent figures show that deals are back, causing a frisson in the markets. But w...
New NED in boardroom

24 December, 2016

The Secret NED: Welcome, Newbies

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8 June, 2016

De La Rue appoints Bray

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Karen Richardson

23 May, 2016

Worldpay charges Karen Richardson with board duties

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