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…


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…

succession planning

Board refreshment and succession planning

Board refreshment and succession planning by Elise Perraud Board refreshment and succession planning are important aspects of the recently introduced UK Corporate Governance Code and Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. Recruiting the right NEDs is imperative for companies to address complex business challenges, remain competitive, innovate and answer shareholders’ demand for diversity.…

Non executive directors

Principles and guidance for effective risk oversight in a changing world

  NEDonBoard is a supporter of the Risk Guidance Initiative. This blog provides the background to the upcoming round-table meeting held on 26th September 2019. NEDonBoard members interested in participating in the discussion and contributing to the consultation should e-mail [email protected] (1 Fen Court, London EC3M 5BN, 10.30 AM – 12.30 noon).   Written by…


Board dynamics

  In this blog, we discuss the importance of healthy board dynamics to increase the effectiveness of the decision-making process and create an enjoyable environment in which individual board members thrive.   What do we mean by board dynamics and why this is important? Board dynamics are the way individual company directors interact with each…