Rio Ferdinand

17 January, 2021

Board moves: Rio Ferdinand joins The Gym as independent non-exec

Low-cost gym operator The Gym Group has appointed ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand as an independent non-executive director. ...
Global fintech

7 January, 2021

Board moves: Simply Biz Group appoints Imogen Joss as non-exec

Imogen Joss has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of the Simply Biz Group, a provider of ...
Directors around a table featuring foreign language phrases

5 January, 2021

Foreign audit committee members linked to low-quality financial reporting

Much is made of recruiting board members from around the world. Non-executives from distant shores can add value and certainty provide knowledge of foreign markets. But do foreign directors add value ...
Shot of BHP website

23 December, 2020

Board moves: BHP announces board changes as Susan Kilsby steps down

Susan Kilsby is stepping down as senior independent director at the
2020 in review stamp

23 December, 2020

Top stories of 2020: climate, coronavirus and stakeholder capitalism

This year has been one of the most disruptive, enraging, fear-inducing and thought-provoking years on record. The UK entered 2020 with a new government focused on implementing Brexit, yet by the sprin...
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...
Wooden person standing out from the crowd

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...