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The New UK Corporate Governance Code – by Mark Cardale, Part I

The long-awaited final version of the UK Corporate Governance Code was published on 16 July, 2018, reflecting the results of the consultation carried out by the FRC on a draft of the new Code (the “draft Code”) which closed in February. Along with the final version of the new Code, the FRC has also published a final version of its new Guidance on Board Effectiveness and a Feedback Statement on…


Carillion’s Collapse Provides Important Corporate Governance Lessons

On 15 January 2018 Carillion plc was forced into liquidation. Prior to its demise, Carillion was a multinational construction services and facilities management company with headquarters in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Carillion, prior to its liquidation, had liabilities of about £7 billion, was the second largest construction company in the UK, was listed on the London…


NEDonBoard Press Release – NEDonBoard calls for tougher requirements on non-executive directors and board members following the collapse of Carillion

The collapse of Carillion has reignited debate about the effectiveness of non-executive directors. Specifically, the report issued by the Parliamentary select committee in May outlined the role of Carillion’s board of directors in the collapse of the company. As the Professional Body for the non-executive director and board member community, NEDonBoard calls for non-executive directors…

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UK large private companies: FRC consultation on the Wates Corporate Governance Principles opened

On 13 June 2018, a public consultation was issued by the FRC on the draft Principles of the Coalition Group led by James Wates CBE on corporate governance for large private companies. The consultation will close on 7 September 2018 and the final Principles and guidance will be published in December 2018. As the Professional…


The 8 take-aways of our insightful “Digital Expertise In the Boardroom” Board Best Practice Event

NEDonBoard received very positive feedback from its recent Digital Expertise in the Boardroom event, which we held on Tuesday 12th June. Passionate experts discussed blockchain, artificial intelligence and cyber risk in the context of the boardroom. Attendees not only gained insight into these topics but contributed to the debate through engaged conversations with our speakers…