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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...
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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...

5 October, 2020

Nominations open for the Non-Executive Director Awards 2021

Nominations are now open for the
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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11 February, 2020

Questions non-execs should ask before joining the board

The coveted role of non-executive director (NED) is often assumed to be a perfect deal all round. Not only is joining the board viewed as a great addition to any professional’s CV, but those offered...