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16 September, 2020

Board moves: Sir Peter Bonfield joins Imagination Technologies as NED

Imagination Technologies has appointed former BT chief executive Sir Peter Bonfield to its board as a non-executive director. Bonfield led BT from 1996 to 2002. He has served on the boards of 12 in...
Domino's Pizza logo

6 September, 2020

Board moves: Domino’s delivers on gender diversity after industry pressure

Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed Natalia Barsegiyan and Lynn Fordham as independent non-executive directors...
board thinking creatively about strategy

10 July, 2020

Tech skills in the boardroom and the race for survival

In 2016 Russam published a paper that highlighted the lack of technology expertise and leadership around the boardroom tables of both large and small organisations outside of the technology sector. Th...
NED Awards 2020 Page Nyame-Satterthwaite

16 April, 2020

NED Awards 2020: ‘It’s the unexpected that really tests us’

Resilience is a key quality when a company enters a moment of crisis like the current pandemic. And that’s when high-quality non-executive directors really count. This year’s Non-Executive Directo...
Rio Tinto website

25 February, 2020

Board moves: Rio Tinto revamps board after criticism over lack of diversity

Rio Tinto has appointed three women to its board as the mining giant addresses criticism over a lack of diversity. Hinda Gharbi, an executive vice president at oilfield services group Schlumberger,...
SpencerStuart Becoming a Non-Executive Director

31 December, 2019

Becoming a Non-Executive Director

Board composition is the subject of much debate, while the role of the non-executive or independent director is becoming more onerous. Boards are seeking greater diversity among directors and are cons...
QCA report The Role of NEDs in Growth Companies

31 December, 2019

The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Growth Companies

Henley Business School has joined forces with the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and Downing LLP to pursue research on the role of NEDs and their contribution to UK listed growth companies. Effect...
Jacqui Ferguson, NED Awards 2020

30 September, 2019

NED Awards 2020: ‘Think strategically about how your company adapts’

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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...