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NEDonBoard calls for boards to appoint younger non-executive directors to refresh their composition

Written by Elise Perraud   The average age of non-executive directors serving the top 150 FTSE boards was 60.6 in 2018, up from 59 in 2013 and 58.5 in 2008, representing a 3.6% increase over the 10-year period (source: 2018 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index). Is there a risk that having an older NED pool…

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The Parker Review recommendations to increase the representation of under-represented groups, and ours

  On 5th February 2020, the Parker Review published a progress report on the representation of ethnic minorities on FTSE boards. It says that there has been some but limited progress in increasing the representation of people of colour (also referred as BAME in this article) in UK boardrooms and that meeting the target of…

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The implications of the Corporate Governance Code for non-executive directors

  2018 saw the publication of the “shorter and sharper” UK Corporate Governance Code, the introduction of new corporate governance reporting requirements in The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 and the establishment of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. The regulations and corporate governance provisions apply in relation to the financial years…

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Join the board revolution. A letter for the NEDonBoard General Director.

Dear fellow board members,   Your participation in NEDonBoard activities made 2019 our best year ever, that’s completely thanks to you – our community of NEDonBoard members. So whichever cities you’re reading this from, thank you for being the biggest part of the board revolution. NEDonBoard exceeded nearly all of its targets, (except for one,…

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Vanda Murray

What does it take to be an effective non-executive director?

In this blog, Vanda Murray OBE describes what it takes to be an effective non-executive director. A must-read for aspiring non-executive directors and those building a portfolio. Also, a useful reminder for more experienced board members!   The role of the Non-Executive Director (NED) has changed significantly over the last twenty years and continues to change…

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Protecting yourself as a NED

Protecting yourself as a non-executive director

2018 saw the publication of an updated UK Corporate Governance Code, the introduction of new corporate governance reporting requirements in The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 as well as the establishment of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. The regulations and corporate governance provisions apply in relation to the financial years of…

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4 tips to help you land your first Non-Executive Director Role

This week, NEDonBoard welcomes Kathryn Eade to its blog to give recommendations to individual professionals aspiring to the boardroom on how to secure your first non-executive director role. You’ve been thinking about maybe becoming a NED, but not sure how to go about landing that first role? I was recently part of the NEDonBoard /…

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Climate Change

Incorporating climate change into boards’ agenda

In May 2019, MPs approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. In November 2019, the European Parliament approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally. The statement came a few days before the opening of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Climate change represents a…

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