Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in managing crisis

  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the role of non-executives came under huge scrutiny. Boards were described as “part of the problem” and non-execs as “poorly trained” and “incapable or unwilling to challenge management”. Things changed. Present non-execs can testify that there’s no shortage of training, particularly as governance standards constantly tighten,…