Preparing for non-executive director interviews

  On August 2022, NEDonBoard proposed a session on the non-executive director recruitment process, more specifically addressing the interview process. The online webinar was aimed at those growing a portfolio of roles, both aspiring and more experienced NEDs. Read on to find out the information and recommendations distilled throughout the session. You will dramatically increase…

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Your director responsibilities with regards to articles of association

Introduction The Companies Act 2006 requires newly formed companies to have a memorandum of association and articles of association. The memorandum of association sets up the company while the articles of association set out how the company is run, governed, and owned. The articles of association define the responsibilities and powers of the directors and…

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Expert interview: digital, fundraising, and international governance

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Margaret O’Connor. As an international digital NEDs with extensive experience working with start-up and high-growth companies, we had plenty to cover. An enjoyable interview to record and watch!   Margaret O’Connor: biography Margaret O’Connor is an American and Irish citizen with a highly differentiated, 30-year career…

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Balancing an executive role with non-executive responsibilities on a group board committee

  In this article, NEDonBoard member Angus MacGregor provides his perspective of serving on the remuneration committees of a firm in a non-executive capacity while having an executive HR role within the same organisation. Currently Head of Global HR for MUFG, a large full-service financial services firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, his executive role is…

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Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board In 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 Partners.…

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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…

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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…

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