24 December, 2018

2018: A year in governance

Senior officials at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) may believe Scrooge has stepped off the pages of A Christmas Carol. In his recent oh-so-close-to-festivities report, Sir John Kingman...
Jack Ma, Alibaba

11 September, 2018

Succession planning: Alibaba works its magic

The news this week is once again full of the rags-to-riches story of Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder and executive chairman of the internet giant Alibaba. This time, though, Ma is making headlines...

5 April, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell investigated by WPP over alleged misconduct

An investigation has been launched against WPP founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell following an allegation of “personal misconduct”. A terse statement to the stock exchange states that independe...
Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

8 June, 2017

Shareholder pressures WPP over CEO succession

Shareholders have once again placed pressure on the board of advertising giant WPP to resolve issues around what happens when current chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, leaves the company. A
pay gaps

22 March, 2017

Nine in ten FTSE 100 CEOs paid more than 100 times living wage

Ninety per cent of FTSE 100 CEO's are paid 100 times more than a national living wage, according to a campaign group which has called on boards to share how they will manage their pay gaps.

9 June, 2016

Shareholders revolt over Sir Martin’s pay

A third of shareholders failed to vote for the £70m pay package of Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising and marketing giant WPP, at the company's annual general meeting. During a vo...
Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

24 August, 2015

A must-have, not a nice-to-have

Having a proper succession plan in place is essential, particularly when the unexpected happens. CEOs can be ousted, succumb to illness or even die suddenly, chairmen fall critically ill and directors...