The Stakeholder Voice in Board Decision Making

Joint Guidance from ICSA – the Governance Institute and the Investment Association on The Stakeholder Voice in Board Decision Making By Mark Cardale Joint guidance on stakeholder engagement, first promised by ICSA and the Investment Association in the wake of the Government’s 2016 Green Paper on corporate governance reform, was published at the end of

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NEDonBoard: Board Expectations, Francesca Ecsery Interview

Francesca Ecsery is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with 23+ years experience in both blue chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure travel industries. She has a Special expertise in multi-platform consumer Marketing, Branding and Commercial strategies which deliver growth and profits. Currently NED in a diverse range of listed

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For The Aspiring Non-Exec: Commonly Asked Questions

As a membership organisation which hosts and participates in a multitude of non-executive director dedicated interviews, meetings and events each month, our team at NEDonBoard has excellent insight into the many pertinent questions on the minds’ of experienced and aspiring non-executive directors. From aspiring non-executive directors, common questions include: What does the role entail? How

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GDPR: What counts as personal data?

With the introduction of GDPR coming into effect in May 2018, it is reassuring that businesses are aware of the need to comply with the new regulation. Indeed, 100% of UK business leaders surveyed in Trend Micro’s recent research were aware. However, despite 88% of those surveyed having also having seen the requirements of GDPR,

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Corporate Governance in the News

Last week (29th August), the UK Government released it’s Corporate Governance Reform – government response to it’s November 2016 green paper consultation. The consultation had set out to receive views on how to improve the corporate governance framework, and having received 375 responses, the newly released paper ‘identifies nine proposals for reform which it now

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New Measures: Executive Pay and Corporate Governance Plans

The government has announced plans to introduce a new register of those publicly listed companies where at least 20 per cent of investors are unhappy with the amount its executives are paid. Proposed measures will be published this week, aimed at improving corporate governance of UK companies and boardroom behaviour, with the register being amongst

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The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Report

The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Check Report, published July 2017, details the responses of a FTSE 350 survey (105 respondents), highlighting that ‘there is a growing understanding of how businesses could be impacted by a cyber incident that affects their key assets.’ The report also highlighted that Cyber risk of FTSE 350 boards is

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Non-Exec Directors – Know what you bring to a board

In looking for non-executive director roles, it’s important to know what value you bring to a board, and what particular experience and expertise a particular board is looking to cover. It’s a common theme, when engaging with those who are looking for a non-executive role, to be hold ‘I’ve got lots to offer a board’. 

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Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back

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