Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO The 2020 Hampton-Alexander report evidenced progress in achieving higher representation of women on boards and female directors but there are 5 reasons why board members and NEDs should remain alert.   Fifth and final Hampton-Alexander Review The 2020 report of the Hampton-Alexander Review was published end of February. This…

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Data for the Board

On 23rd February 2021, NEDonBoard had the pleasure of welcoming three subject matter experts and non-executive directors to talk about data and data governance. (NEDonBoard members can view a recording of the presentations from our guest speakers on the topic).   Guest speakers Chris Morecroft is the Managing Director of ValidDatum, Data Protection Officer and…

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New Year 2021 boardroom reflections

New Year 2021 boardroom reflections

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO NEDonBoard in association with Resilient Corporates conducted a boardroom reflections survey, opened for input in December 2020 and January 2021. In this blog, we share the survey findings. Over 500 business leaders contributed to the survey and the NEDonBoard community represented 12% of participants. NEDonBoard responses are broadly in…

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A Short guide to the Trustee Role

A short guide to the trustee role

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO Being a charity trustee is exciting and rewarding. Many non-executive careers start with a role in the not-for-profit sector and most non-executive directors have a trustee role in their portfolio. This blog provides information to those wanting to transition successfully to a trustee role. It discusses the duties, liabilities,…

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Operational Resilience event insights

Operational resilience: considerations and key questions for boards

In January 2021, NEDonBoard welcomed Justin Elks and Paul Taylor to discuss the topic of operational resilience.   Justin Elks is Managing Director of the Crowe UK consulting practice. He was recognised by InsuranceERM magazine as one of the most influential people in Enterprise Risk Management in Insurance across Europe. Justin is an experienced board…

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How to become an effective non-executive director

How to become an effective non-executive director

How to become an effective non-executive director In this note, Elise Perraud, Chief Operations Officer of NEDonBoard, explains how to become an effective non-executive director (NED). The note answers frequently asked questions about the role and importance of NEDs, the compensation that NEDs receive and outlines the benefits of starting your journey to non-executive directorship…

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Digital transformation: your role as a non-executive and board member

Digital transformation: your role as a non-executive and board member

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In this blog, we discuss the digital transformation of businesses and the responsibilities of boards and non-executive directors in (i) developing their knowledge and skills and (ii) ensuring that their boards have suitable expertise, for the sustainable long-term success of their organisations. Digital transformation refers to the use…

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Data governance is as important as money management

Data governance is as important as money management

Written by Julie Garland McLellan   Does your board have a firm grasp on your company’s data and technology strategies? Over the years, boards have developed skills in financial and operational oversight and the practices that allow good governance of finance and operations are well known, firmly regulated, and expected by directors. Boards receive reports from…

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