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...
Secret NED, board leaders

5 October, 2018

Sink or swim: board leaders must go on a journey of discovery

Poor old boards. Battered and bruised by issue after issue. Not only do we have the most substantive changes to corporate governance for many years but an environ...
Secret Ned, corporate governance code

23 February, 2018

Secret Ned: Time for the governance code to find its direction

HO HO HO! A belated Happy New Year. And what did Santa Claus bring you last Christmas? Oh, how wonderful, a new corporate governance code? You must have been so ...
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

13 November, 2017

Secret Ned: The serious dream of sustainability

You will be pleased to hear that this is going to be a serious Secret Ned. About time, some may say. It's serious because we are talking a...
Secret NED

19 May, 2017

The Secret NED on the trials of the remuneration chair

So let’s start with a quick question: Why did the chicken cross the road? Answer: To avoid being chair of remuneration! Is remuneration the poisoned chalice of the boardroom? I speak from pers...
New NED in boardroom

24 December, 2016

The Secret NED: Welcome, Newbies

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