4 December, 2017

Rio Tinto appoints Simon Thompson as chairman

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Leadership, tie, chairman, CEO, chief executive

7 February, 2017

Should chairmen become CEO within the same company?

UK corporate governance reforms have adopted a particular view about senior executives that is consistent with Agency Theory. This theory, used in economics, views individuals as seeking to maximise ...

28 August, 2015

Henry Boot brings in new boardroom trio

Henry Boot, a company engaged in land development, property investment and development, and construction, has made three key new appointments. Chairman John Brown and non-executive director Mike Gu...
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...
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. ...

16 June, 2015

Planned succession at record levels

The number of CEOs forced out of their jobs at the world’s top 2,500 companies has dropped significantly, while “planned succession” reached record levels in 2014, according to consultants. W...