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...
financial services CEO, technology

9 August, 2019

Financial services CEOs ‘lack technology expertise’

Do financial services companies need chief executives with a background, or expertise, in technology? As a sector increasingly dependent on advanced technologies to maintain links with its vast cus...
business ethics

27 September, 2017

Personal moral values key to ethical corporate governance

Corporate governance scandals across the globe have led many to ask, “Where were the directors?” The usual response to corporate governance failure is increased regulation. Governments typically r...

3 November, 2015

Critical distance

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boardroom, chairman, chair

23 September, 2015

Should it be lonely to be a CEO?

It is a well-worn cliché of leadership that it’s lonely at the top. Prime ministers, presidents, generals and the stars of sport, stage and screen—not to mention chief executives—have all obser...

2 September, 2015

New beginnings

Brain bias.

23 August, 2015

Brain bias: Think before your next appointment

So, that’s it, you got the call. You have been asked to join a board. You do a quick internet search before accepting. You find plenty of articles recommending that you do your due diligence: check ...
Diversity, ethnic minority pipeline

13 August, 2015

Red tape and diversity giving boards a headache

Economic confidence is improving, but uncertainty around the UK’s continued membership of the EU and a reduction in red tape are strong concerns in the latest FT–ICSA Boardroom Bellwether report. ...

7 August, 2015

Female non-executives increase at FTSE 350 companies

Korn Ferry’s Class of 2014 report, which analysed all first-time non-executive director (NED) appointments to FTSE 350 companies, revealed that 39% were women. This figure is up from 28% in 2013 ...

14 May, 2015

McDonald’s under pressure over governance

McDonald’s has come under further pressure for its corporate governance after a probe by UK newspaper The Guardian. The paper claimed an investigation highlights that the fast-food chai...