NED Awards

1 Oct, 2018

NED Awards: what it takes to be great

Paul Drechsler is emphatic. Good non-executive directors are a “gift” to boards and chief executives alike. Drechsler, the former president o...
Silence Therapeutics

20 Aug, 2018

Board moves at YouGov, Direct Line, and Silence Therapeutics

YouGov Research group YouGov has appointed Ashley Martin as a non-executive director, chairing its audit & risk committee and taking over from Nick Jones. Martin has recent experience...
Christy Swords, ITN, ITV

27 Jul, 2018

ITV finance head to chair ITN

ITV’s director of finance has been elevated to chairman of part-owned affiliate ITN. Christy Swords, who joined ITN’s board as ITV representative in September 2017, takes over the chair from Ge...
Ferrari

26 Jul, 2018

Board moves at Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari; GAME Digital; and Smiths

Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari One of the automotive sector’s most influential characters, Sergio Marchionne, has died aged 66. His role as CEO at Fiat Chrysler has been taken over by Mike Manle...
Standard Life Aberdeen

26 Jun, 2018

Board moves at TP ICAP; Standard Life Aberdeen; Ashtead Group; & Northgate

TP ICAP Lorraine Trainer has joined the world’s largest inter-sealer broker as a non-executive director, and member of the remuneration, audit and nominations and governance committees. ...
Debbie Hewitt, BGL

20 Jun, 2018

Board moves for comparethemarket.com; Drax; and Abcam

BGL Debbie Hewitt is the new non-executive chairman of BGL Group. The business, which operates brands including comparethemarket.com and insurance provider Junction, will place Hewitt after ...
Domino's Pizza Group

14 Jun, 2018

Board moves at Domino’s Pizza Group and Stanley Gibbons

Stanley Gibbons Group Graham Shircore, formerly a non-executive director at the collectible postage stamps group Stanley Gibbons, has been named its CEO. Shircore had initially joined the...
Coca-Cola

6 Jun, 2018

Shareholder body advises against reappointment of Coca-Cola HBC chair

Shareholders have been advised to vote against the reappointment of Coca-Cola HBC chairman Anastassis G. David ahead of the company's AGM. PIRC, the shareholder advisory group, said that David was ...
Halfords

24 May, 2018

Board moves at Halfords; St. James’s Place; and C&C Group

Halfords Keith Williams is to take on the chairmanship of bicycle and car maintenance retailer Halfords. He will begin as chair on 24 July at the conclusion of its AGM, with Dennis Millard s...
banking regulation, Atkis

18 May, 2018

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

The previous “light-touch” model of bank regulation that preceded and created the conditions for the global financial crisis has been replaced by a far stricter supervisory regime, following the i...