Do you need a Non-Executive Director?

According to NEDonBoard, “Non-Executive Directors challenge, question and monitor the CEO and senior management; they bring an independent perspective to decision-making; they hold senior management to account; they also support and mentor the CEO and senior management. They are a “critical friend” and must act in the interests of the company’s stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, employees,…

Non executive directors

NEDonBoard expert interview: whistleblowing practices

NEDonBoard is pleased to bring you some expert recommendations from experienced NED and trustee Paul Boyle OBE. At the time of this article, Paul Boyle OBE was the Chairman of the whistleblowing charity, Protect; a non-executive board member at the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIIA) and a NED at Mogo Holdings. He is a chartered…

Advisory Boards

How businesses can access support and guidance

In this blog, Richard Winfield describes how businesses can access support and guidance in managing and growing their business operations. He proposes four different avenues for small businesses to receive knowledge and expertise.   Professional advisers Boards should choose accountants and lawyers who are able to provide business advice as well as fulfilling legal requirements.…


NEDs to be appointed on the board of Authorised Fund Managers: an update

The deadline for Authorised Fund Managers to comply with the provisions of policy statement 18/8 is September 2019. In this blog, we share an update with our community reflecting information received from our members as well as a catch-up call with the FCA that NEDonBoard held mid-July.   Background In April 2018, the FCA announced…

Corporate Governance

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies – An interview with David Styles

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles came into force in 2019 and apply to large private companies. In this short interview, David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance at the Financial Reporting Council discusses the purposes and use of the Principles. We take this opportunity to remind our audience that NEDonBoard welcomed Sir James Wates CBE in…

Non Executive director

NEDonBoard match-making events – Some recommendations from NEDonBoard

Mid-2018, NEDonBoard started running match-making events. Our objective was to further support our members in connecting them with their local business community and securing roles, as non-executive directors and/or advisory board members. Our two pilot events in Edinburgh proved successful. NEDonBoard partnered with the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator and received strong engagement from both entrepreneurs and…