Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in managing crisis

  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the role of non-executives came under huge scrutiny. Boards were described as “part of the problem” and non-execs as “poorly trained” and “incapable or unwilling to challenge management”. Things changed. Present non-execs can testify that there’s no shortage of training, particularly as governance standards constantly tighten,…

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Public sector non-executive roles

On 9th April 2020, NEDonBoard hosted a webinar sharing insights on public sector NED roles, featuring a short presentation as well as interviews with experienced public sector NEDs.
This webinar is a must watch for all professionals looking to explore NED opportunities in the public sector and hear about diversity measures introduced by the Cabinet Office to improve the representation of under-represented groups in UK public boardrooms.

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How to recalibrate in a crisis

This week, NEDonBoard is pleased to publish an article written by Michael McQueen about leveraging the Covid-19 crisis to re-calibrate and clarify the fundamentals of the business on which you serve as of non-executive directors and board members.   In the last few weeks, it has seemed that every day has brought yet another piece…

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Protecting the C-Suite and the boardroom from cyber risk

When the top is targeted: protecting the C-Suite and the boardroom from cyber risk   OVERVIEW The online world is getting more and more personal. The ease of collecting personal data via online features such as “cookies” means that businesses are now much better at targeting individuals’ needs and tailoring products and services to best…

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Letter from the NEDonBoard executive team to the NEDonBoard community

Letter from the NEDonBoard executive team to the NEDonBoard community   Dear NEDonBoard members and subscribers,   NEDonBoard has been on the front-foot of the Coronavirus outbreak: we attribute it to the strength and diversity of our team. In the past week, NEDonBoard has adjusted its event programme, adding webinars and online content as well…

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An investor’s letter to its shareholders

  Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. These letters are insightful and over the years have become a “must-read” for investment professionals. But not only. The 2019 letter, which was published at the end of February, includes thought-provoking considerations on the topics of boards and governance that are of…

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Unlocking the public sector NED opportunity

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   What is a public appointment? Public sector NEDs are appointed on the boards of public bodies, government departments or advisory committees. Taking on a public appointment includes joining the board of directors of large public bodies as well as advisory committees, that are made up of lay members,…

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The use of skills matrix in board refreshment and succession planning

A skills matrix, also called a competency matrix, maps the required and desired skills for a board to successfully deliver its corporate mission. The skills matrix is a visual tool that clearly identifies the required, available and missing skills and competencies in a board. This is why it is widely used by Nominations Committee in their succession planning. In this…

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