non-executive directors waiting for an interview

17 October, 2019

What makes a successful non-executive director?

The role of non-executive director may be unique in having a job title that describes what the job isn’t, rather than what it is. Awkward and downbeat though the title may be, it does serve to empha...
businesswoman, gender, diversity

10 July, 2019

New threats to ‘diversity of thought’ despite better board composition

“We see some extremely good results. But there are also implications.” So says Dr Elisabeth Marx, a corporate lead...
chairs, overboarding

29 April, 2019

How many chairships is too many?

Reading through the policy guide of proxy advisory firm Gla...
NED Awards

2 April, 2019

Winners revealed of Non-Executive Awards

Sir Anthony Habgood has been named FTSE 100 Non-Executive Director of the Year at an awards ceremony in London. He was joined by Dianne Walker, a non-executive at BAKO North Western group, who won ...
Sir Roger Carr

29 March, 2019

Sir Roger Carr: What makes a good non-executive?

A lifetime achievement award has the thrill of a corporate Oscar—tinged with a slight sense of concern as a business obituary. Nonetheless—having chaired these awards in the past, and seen prev...
financial reporting, audit, accounts, accounting, stakeholder engagement

5 March, 2019

New guidance pulls non-execs into ‘going concern’ debate

At the current rate, financial reporting watchdogs modify the rules about the much-discussed “going concern” statement every five to seven years. This week the

21 December, 2018

A healthy balance for parent banks

A wide range of post-crisis regulatory reforms has created a more complex governance framework for banks when it comes to managing their local subsidiaries. In the past decade, regulators have impl...
NED Awards

1 October, 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 August, 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 July, 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...