The non-executive role on subsidiary boards

  The non-executive role on subsidiary boards: this was the theme of the roundtable organised by NEDonBoard in March 2023. The objectives of roundtable discussions are to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for members to share their experience, build and nurture relationship with board level peers and advance governance practices.   Attendees: Susanne Alfs…

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Boards must prepare for continual disruption from geopolitical incidents

  One year on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is clear geopolitical uncertainty is here to stay. Boards should act by ensuring their organisations have robust scenario-planning processes in place. That is one of the key messages for boards coming out of the new Chartered IIA and Airmic report ‘Navigating Geopolitical Risk’. The…

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Artificial Intelligence and Boards: governance recommendations for greater positive impact

  The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly across the world, changing whole sectors, creating business opportunities and with the potential to drive economic growth and transform lives.  It can, however, cause damage and harm to organisations using it and wider society so it has to be effectively controlled and managed by all…

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What are the skills demanded by companies for their non-executive directors?

  Non-executive directors are expected to have a range of skills and experiences that benefit the company they serve. Some of the key skills and attributes are commonly sought by organisations: Strategic thinking and decision-making: your ability to understand the company’s strategy and vision, and to provide constructive input and guidance to the board on…

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The role of boards and NEDs in driving innovation

  In this blog, we explore the role of the board and non-executive directors in driving innovation. Innovation is important in the boardroom because it drives growth, competitiveness, and long-term success for the organisation. Innovation can be a key factor in determining the organisation’s ability to adapt to changing markets and customer needs, and to…

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Financial lines insurance market: 2023 predictions

  Financial lines insurance market: what you need to know as a NED in 2023 Navigating today’s business environment is a huge task. Tightening regulations, increasing class action litigation, emerging technologies and increasing level of public and government scrutiny are all challenges presented to directors and officers. There are also emerging risks such as increasingly…

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