Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board On 28th June 2022, NEDonBoard hosted subject matter experts Francis Kean and Shannan Fort, both partners in Financial Lines at McGill and Partners and Elaine Bucknor, portfolio non-executive director and former CISO.   Guest speakers Shannan Fort is a Partner of Financial Lines, Cyber at McGill and…

How boards can help build a healthy hybrid culture

The fixed hybrid working debate is moving on towards a more hybrid culture mindset. We look at why this helps businesses and suggest four ways boards can support the leadership team to make the change. ‘Hybrid cultures’ is a term that is starting to gain momentum as hybrid working continues to evolve, and that requires…

Expert interview: the non-executive role on subsidiary boards

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Giles Ward to discuss his transition to non-executive directorship and his NED role serving on the boards of several subsidiaries of Chubb, a global provider of insurance products.   Giles Ward: biography Giles Ward is a non-executive director for several companies within the Chubb group (the…

The intersection and interplay of Artificial Intelligence and ESG

Artificial Intelligence in the board On 7th June 2022, NEDonBoard hosted Sue Turner OBE and Markus Krebsz to share their AI governance expertise, focused on the use of AI to accelerate boards’ ESG journey and build sustainable business. We discussed the opportunities and risks created by artificial intelligence, the need for robust AI governance that…

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho interview for NEDonBoard

Expert interview: international perspective on the NED role

In May 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed Nigeria-based CEO and portfolio NED Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, bringing an international and African perspectives on the non-executive director role. NEDonBoard COO, Elise Perraud, facilitated the conversation and drew a number of similarities between NED roles, governance practices and hot board topics across jurisdictions.   Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho: biography Nkemdilim Uwaje…

Digital transformation: an overview for board members from a CIO

  What is digital transformation? Digital transformation certainly isn’t taking existing business processes and automating them; that is called workflow or process automation. Similarly, it isn’t simply the migration of old systems to new(er) systems. Both activities may have a value but aren’t as beneficial to the business as digital transformation.   Digital Transformation involves…

Sanctions – Getting Compliance Right: Why Boards Should Care

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to an unprecedented international response, including the sanctioning of Russian entities and individuals in a bid to weaken the Putin regime. The speed, scope, and complexity of these sanctions pose a significant challenge to businesses and organisations as they attempt to successfully navigate compliance obligations. All sectors…

Cherie Blair setting the scene of the NEDonBoard event

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of increased ESG focus for boards

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of ESG focus for boards and non-executive directors On 26th April 2022, NEDonBoard had the pleasure to host an esteemed panel to discuss human rights across supply chains, with the participation of Cherie Blair CBE QC. The event was hosted by Grant Thornton.   Guest speakers Cherie…