Non executive director

Cybersecurity: responding to cyber incidents as a NED

Responding to cyber incidents, a NEDonBoard event, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Center and with the participation of Dr Budgie Dhanda, Co-Chair at UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project. Held in September 2020. Key insights and useful resources highlighted during the event are shared in this post, as well as a short recording…

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Mitigating fraud risk in the wake of a global pandemic

  The 2008 financial crisis changed how organisations—and their boards—viewed risk mitigation. Now, as the global economy reels from a pandemic and seeks to return to normalcy, there is little question boards will need to keep risk mitigation top of mind, particularly as it relates to fraud. In times of economic stress, companies face heightened…

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ESG: the NEDonBoard roadmap to start your journey

  The importance of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues has gained recognition in the past few years. Driven by pressure from investors and regulators, FTSE boards tend to be more advanced than boards of medium-sized businesses when it comes to ESG. But as expectations from customers and other stakeholders are increasing (and the COVID-19…

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5 top tips for persuasive and successful applications

Recommendations to write persuasive and successful NED and board applications In this blog, Nicolina Andall, senior solicitor, trustee, NED and public appointee, shares a few tips for writing persuasive personal statements. She sets out here 5 key tips to make your personal statements and application forms really stand out from the crowd.   Solid due…

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Securing a public appointment

As part of the NEDonBoard Diversity & Inclusion series for board members, NEDonBoard hosted a virtual event in partnership with the Department for Education to: promote public appointments with the NEDonBoard community of board professionals and non-executive directors; highlight diversity initiatives in place to increase the representation of under-represented professionals on the board of public…

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How boards can address the growing challenge of cyber threats

Written by Akshay Bhargava   When Honda was hit with a crippling cyberattack in early June 2020, the company had to shut down factories worldwide and other crucial operations. This incident demonstrates the challenge facing boards of directors of companies due to ransomware and other cyber threats each day. My company determined that the attack on…

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Cognitive diversity and its value to risk oversight and management

This blog features a conversation between Bryan Foss, a co-founder of the Risk Coalition and a non-executive director and Dr Roger Miles, a researcher and author on human-factor risks, improvement of conduct and related controls. This article should be read in conjunction with the highlights of the Diversity in Risk Thinking event organised by NEDonBoard…

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Cyber security in the time of COVID-19

2020 has been unprecedented year so far as organisations have had to adapt to social distancing and support new ways of working. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically increased home working, video conferencing and online operations, increasing the risk of Cyber attacks and has accelerated the digital transformation.

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