Adding a non-executive role to a pension scheme trustee portfolio

  What are the differences between pension trustee and NED? Can a pension trustee be a non-executive director? In this blog article, NEDonBoard explores the role of the pension scheme trustee and outlines the similarities between the roles of pension scheme trustee and non-executive director. Both roles sit well in a portfolio of board positions.…

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Cultivating a healthy culture: the role of boards and how internal audit can support them

  With organisations across all sectors faced with significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent, it has never been more important for boards to ensure they focus on cultivating and embedding a healthy corporate culture. This should include ensuring that workplaces are more, equal, diverse, and inclusive to boost productivity and enhance employee well-being. Spearheading…

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

Decisive boardroom actions in a geopolitical crisis

  The NEDonBoard community has been shocked by the decision of Russia to invade Ukraine.   Taking actions as non-executive directors and board members As NEDs and board members, you are responsible for taking decisive actions that are reflective of the values, principles, and ethics of the organization(s) on which board you serve and that…

Are you a mentor or a non-executive director?

Are you a mentor or a non-executive director? Explore the similarities and differences between the roles of mentor and non-executive director

  The last two years in the UK has seen an explosion of new company activity. Many individuals have decided to change their whole lifestyle and give up the corporate world in favour of becoming an entrepreneur. Some of the fledgling activities are beginning to turn from being an initial “hobby business” into a small…

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Winning the competition: non-executive director skills in high demand

  In the last few years, the Board Director practice has been moving away from end-of-career thinking to a professional career role with specific non-executive director skills the candidates must acquire and develop. Although almost any professional can be appointed as a non-executive director, the role is complex. It entails important responsibilities that must be…

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Digitalising boards: The 5 tools every board needs to operate effectively

  Boards oversee plenty of areas within an organisation. With the right tools, they can operate more effectively. A board of directors is an important fixture in organisations of all kinds, from publicly held corporations and financial institutions to non-profits and industry associations — just to name a few. The board of directors provides oversight…

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Harnessing the power of coaching to deliver greater outcomes as board directors

The benefits of expanding your non-executive director bandwidth One of the challenges non-executive directors face is finding that sweet spot where textbook good practice meets experience, and then has to be pragmatically applied within their organisation. The problem lies in the way we’ve been conditioned to operate: linear, rational, predictable processes dominate board discussions, at…