NEDonBoard Board Best Practice – Chairs

In September 2018, NEDonBoard hosted a series of roundtable discussions with the experienced portfolio board chairs; committee chairs; NEDs, company secretaries and CEOs. Following this, NEDonBoard hosted a panel discussion sharing some of the key insights from both the round table discussions and personally of the panellists.

The panel discussion was recorded for NEDonBoard members unable to attend, and can be viewed here – a worthwhile watch for any aspirant chair and those experienced in the role looking to continue the learning journey.


UK Corporate Governance Code – An Evening with Chairman of FRC

A highly recommended video to watch for all board members interested in good corporate governance.
Guest speaker Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of the FRC, spoke around good corporate governance, and key elements of the new UK Corporate Governance Code (effective from January 1st, 2019). Interviewing Sir Win was portfolio non-executive director, Kathie Child-Villiers.


Key Governance Learnings from the Renault-Nissan Scandal

Mr Ghosn was arrested in November on suspicion of understating his compensation package in the reported financial statements of Nissan. His arrest has raised uncertainty over the future of Renault-Nissan. The corporate scandal has highlighted important corporate governance issues worth the attention of the NEDonBoard community of non-executive directors and board members. To discuss these…


Executive and Non-Executive Directors Part 1 – by Mark Cardale

Written by Mark Cardale People often ask what the distinctions are between executive and non-executive (NED) directors. And often this question will be linked with others – including questions about the significance of the distinctions, the value of having both executives and non-executives on the board and the means of ensuring the proper functioning of a board whose members include both…


The NEDonBoard’s take-aways from the 2018 Hampton-Alexander Review

The 2018 Hampton-Alexander Review was published on Tuesday 13th November. In 2016, the Review established clear targets aiming at increasing the number of women in leadership positions across FTSE 350 companies: 33% representation of women on FTSE 350 boards and FTSE 350 executive committee and the direct reports to executive committee by 2020. The report…

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What’s in a name? The difference between a NED and a Lay Member

This week, the NEDonBoard blog post discusses the differences and similarities between a non-executive director and a lay member.     Area of Difference Lay Member NED Type of Entity Professional bodies, NHS Entities, Children’s Boards, Bar Standards, universities, House of Commons Committee on standards, tribunals Companies (ignoring charities that use this title to describe their charity,…

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NEDonBoard: Our conversation with Sir Win, Chairman of the FRC on 17th October – Key nuggets of wisdom

Key Nuggets of Wisdom On 17th October 2018, NEDonBoard had the pleasure to welcome Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of the FRC for a discussion with our members on the recently published UK Corporate Governance Code. The conversation was facilitated by Kathie Child-Villiers.   On this blog posts, we highlight some of Sir Win’s key nuggets of wisdom gained by…