stakeholders

How effective engagement with your stakeholders can be a differentiator?

Stakeholder engagement is a core theme of the UK Corporate Governance Code and of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. While stakeholder engagement has been embedded into section 172 of the Company Act 2006, it is The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 and the governance codes that have brought focus on stakeholder…

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women non-executive directors

How can we accelerate the representation of female senior executives in executive committees and boardrooms?

The 2019 report of the Hampton-Alexander Review was published in November. This is the fourth annual publication of the UK government-backed initiative to improve gender diversity and balance in FTSE leadership. The report highlights two important facts: Women on boards – FTSE 350 companies have hit the target of achieving 30% of board roles held by…

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How to connect with impact to build the portfolio of roles to which you aspire

This blog is an interview of Aileen Wallace, portfolio non-executive director in which she places emphasis on connecting with impact to build a portfolio of roles.   What has been your NED journey since you started your transition? Following an executive career in Financial Services, I have transitioned to a NXD Portfolio and Board/Commercial advisory…

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ESG in the boardroom

ESG in the boardroom

Today, stakeholders expect information on a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. ESG is rising in importance on the board agenda and will be discussed more frequently in the coming years. While large and sophisticated companies are more advanced, ESG considerations may not have made the board agenda of smaller companies. All boards will…

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Willis Towers Watson

Do D&O insurance policies cover claims for ‘damages’ brought by insolvency practitioners?

In this blog, Francis Kean (Executive Director at Willis Towers Watson at the time of publication) discusses the need for company directors and companies to focus on the important elements of D&O policies, as these are becoming longer and more complex, and as claims activity has increased and there are signs that the market may…

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non-executive director diversity

Black History Month

October is Black History Month. In the UK, the practice of observing Black History Month started in the 1980’s. The purpose of Black History Month is to honour the achievements of black people throughout the generations. NEDonBoard encourages and promotes greater diversity in boardrooms. Effective boards are diverse boards that avoid the pitfalls of group-thinking.…

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Elizabeth Osta

Non-executive directors need to steer digital transformation with a comprehensive strategic approach that encompasses digital, data, IT and cyber security

Written by Elizabeth Osta Non-executive directors are faced with unprecedented change brought by the digital revolution. They are accountable for steering their companies in the right direction. Digital strategies are the key to unlock unprecedented growth and yet several studies point that most of the spend in digital is often going to waste and does…

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Thomas Cook: NEDonBoard press release

In September 2019, Thomas Cook entered into liquidation, impacting hundreds of customers leaving them without flights and holidays as well as lenders, suppliers, partners, landlords of the high-street shops, employees (21,000 of them) and pensioners. Like other corporate failures and collapses, questions have emerged around: The role of the board, senior executive team and NEDs…

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