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Do you need a Non-Executive Director?

According to NEDonBoard, “Non-Executive Directors challenge, question and monitor the CEO and senior management; they bring an independent perspective to decision-making; they hold senior management to account; they also support and mentor the CEO and senior management. They are a “critical friend” and must act in the interests of the company’s stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, employees,…

Non executive directors

NEDonBoard expert interview: whistleblowing practices by Paul Boyle OBE, experienced NED, chair and trustee and chair of the whistleblowing charity Protect

NEDonBoard is pleased to bring you some expert recommendations from experienced NED and trustee Paul Boyle OBE. Paul Boyle OBE is Chairman of the whistleblowing charity, Protect; a non-executive board member at the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIIA) and a NED at Mogo Holdings. He is a chartered accountant with 35 years’ experience in commercial…

Corporate Governance

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies – An interview with David Styles

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles came into force in 2019 and apply to large private companies. In this short interview, David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council discusses the purposes and use of the Principles. We take this opportunity to remind our audience that NEDonBoard welcomed Sir James Wates CBE in…

Non Executive director

NEDonBoard match-making events – Some recommendations from NEDonBoard

Mid-2018, NEDonBoard started running match-making events. Our objective was to further support our members in connecting them with their local business community and securing roles, as non-executive directors and/or advisory board members. Our two pilot events in Edinburgh proved successful. NEDonBoard partnered with the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator and received strong engagement from both entrepreneurs and…

Non executive directors

How to select the right Non-Executive Director by Mark Walmsley

Public and Private companies, both large and small are relying increasingly on Non-Executive Directors to maximise board effectiveness. Their independence and judgment is not compromised by company politics, rivalry or any career progression aspirations. For large listed companies, the UK corporate governance code recommends that half the directors are non-executive. For smaller companies a minimum…

Wates Corporate Governance

An interview with experienced board evaluator and non-executive director Clare Chalmers “Board papers and beyond”

Clare Chalmers chaired the discussion organised by NEDonBoard on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies in May 2019. The event featured Sir James Wates as the keynote speaker, was hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and introduced by Ben Ward, Herbert Smith Freehills partner. In an interview recorded prior to the conversation with…