The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Report

The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Check Report, published July 2017, details the responses of a FTSE 350 survey (105 respondents), highlighting that ‘there is a growing understanding of how businesses could be impacted by a cyber incident that affects their key assets.’ The report also highlighted that Cyber risk of FTSE 350 boards is

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Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back

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The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards

The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards – an interview with Pyarali Jamal, NED of the Big Issue Invest Given Pyarali’s non-executive and senior management experience (with his first taste of being on a board dating back to his role as President of a university students’ association; followed by a career in banking and

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Corporate Governance in the News

Last week saw the importance of good corporate governance within UK companies feature as a topic in columns of City A.M. and The Times; as well as The Independent highlighting the value of employee representation on boards. As City A.M. phrased it, ‘fixing the corporate governance problem is a national necessity’, and The Times’ article, written by Commissioners of the IPPR

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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK

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Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of

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NEDs – What it’s like to be on a FTSE 100 / 250 board – Neil Davidson

Having interviewed Neil Davidson, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a Board to work effectively in harmony, and NEDs to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities. Following on from Part I, Part II is dedicated to Neil’s great pieces of advice for

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Boardroom Diversity

A recent article by The Guardian, highlighted a panel discussion around recent developments in board diversity.  Of note it focused on conversation around the the movement away from what may have previously been considered the ‘typical NED’, and increase in female NED representation and those from an ethnic minority background. However, more than this, boards are

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