Deliveroo logo on a smartphone screen

20 January, 2021

Simon Wolfson takes up non-exec role at Deliveroo

Simon Wolfson has joined food delivery company Deliveroo as a non-executive director. Lord Wolfson is chief executiv...
Red baubles on a Christmas tree

21 December, 2020

The Secret NED: a non-executive is not just for Christmas

With more and more emphasis on the importance of diversity in board c...
Burberry store in Zurich, Switzerland

24 November, 2020

Board moves: Burberry appoints Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique as NED

Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique is set to join the board of fashion group Burberry as a non-executive director. Be...
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18 November, 2020

The Secret NED: Clinton, company email and a confidentiality dilemma

“Is there a reason why you are not using your company email account for company business?” asked the company secretary one day soon after I had joined the board as a non-executive director. “...
Alison Carnwath

9 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath: ‘We’d all rather look into somebody’s eyes’

Dame Alison Carnwath is one of the most respected figures in the City of London. The former chair of Land Securities, where she served for 10 years, Carnwath last year won the Lifetime Achievement Awa...
Alison Carnwath

6 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath on NEDs, nomcos and future-fit boards

Dame Alison Carnwath is a former chair of Land Securities and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
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21 October, 2020

The Secret NED: how can non-execs balance oversight and loyalty?

The non-executive role is one of oversight, but equally a good non-executive really cannot afford to be aloof. Hitting the right balance in the role is never easy. I was reminded of this dilemma wh...
notebook on boardroom table

21 October, 2020

What does it take to be an effective non-executive director?

As the pandemic threatens the survival of businesses across the world, boards have had to adapt to new ways of working. Gone are the quarterly meetings and ample time for discussion. Non-executives ha...
John Allan

19 October, 2020

Interview: Tesco chair John Allan on the role of non-executive directors

Tesco’s chair John Allan sees some good coming out of the pandemic. Despite the appalling tragedy playing out around the country and the world, Covid-19 has propelled big corporates to think and act...
John Allan

8 October, 2020

Tesco’s John Allan on the role of non-executives at a time of crisis

In our latest Board Agenda podcast we interview John Allan, chair of Tesco's board and one of the UK’s foremost corporate leaders, for his insights on the role of non-executive directors, t...