Corporate Governance Code

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…


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…


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…


NEDs – What it’s like to be on a FTSE 100 / 250 board – Neil Davidson

Having interviewed Neil Davidson, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a Board to work effectively in harmony, and NEDs to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities. Following on from Part I, Part II is dedicated to Neil’s great pieces of advice for…