The Direction of Women on FTSE Boards – A step in the right direction, Part I

Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel event, Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, highlighted the progress made, and future development of, women on boards of FTSE companies.  The interview is insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. How has the Davies

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What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs? Part II

Having interviewed FTSE 100 Chairman, Alastair Lyons, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a NED to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities.  Following on from Part I, Part II highlights the importance of engaging with the management informally. What

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What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs?

Having interviewed FTSE 100 Chairman, Alastair Lyons, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a NED to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities. What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs? A: I think the excellent NED is one who really

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Aspiring NEDs – know your game plan!

Having a NED plan for your first role is an excellent way to launch and achieve success in your NED career.  It should also ensure that you set yourself up well for future NED roles that you may also like to take on. The process can take time, involve much thought, planning, and of course

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Boardroom Diversity

A recent article by The Guardian, highlighted a panel discussion around recent developments in board diversity.  Of note it focused on conversation around the the movement away from what may have previously been considered the ‘typical NED’, and increase in female NED representation and those from an ethnic minority background. However, more than this, boards are

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Insights: Mixing Business With Enjoyment in a NED Role

An interview with trustee Stuart Lund, around how he combines his interests in his NED portfolio. Born and educated in Australia, Stuart Lund is a Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed an international career with KPMG, Shell and Anglo American. He is currently Chair of Trustees for Tideway Sailability and Board Chairman at London Corinthian Services Ltd,

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Boardroom Dynamics – Chairman Insights, Patrick Dunne

The boardroom dynamic is a crucial factor to a well-functioning board. Following a NEDonBoard interview with renowned Chairman, Patrick Dunne, this article is a succinct highlight of some important contributors, from the perspective of the Chairman. What are the key ingredients for an effective board? Clarity of purpose The right people working together in the right

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Perspective of an International Chairman: Chris Disspain

This month NEDonBoard is focusing on the interaction of the Chair with Non-Executive Directors.  As such we interviewed Chris Disspain to gain insight from his perspective as an internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Exec. He is Chairman of WGP Global, a UK and international corporate advisory company, and a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned

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