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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The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards

The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards – an interview with Pyarali Jamal, NED of the Big Issue Invest Given Pyarali’s non-executive and senior management experience (with his first taste of being on a board dating back to his role as President of a university students’ association; followed by a career in banking and

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Corporate Governance in the News

Last week saw the importance of good corporate governance within UK companies feature as a topic in columns of City A.M. and The Times; as well as The Independent highlighting the value of employee representation on boards. As City A.M. phrased it, ‘fixing the corporate governance problem is a national necessity’, and The Times’ article, written by Commissioners of the IPPR

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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK

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Calling All FTSE 350 Companies: Hampton-Alexander Report – Submit your gender data in July

Calling All FTSE 350 Companies – Don’t miss the deadline for submitting your gender data in July in time for this year’s Hampton-Alexander report The Hampton-Alexander Review (the Review) is an independent review body, supported by Government which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE

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Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of

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