Liz McMahon

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…

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…

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…

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…

Corporate Governance for Growing Companies, by Frank Lewis

Recently we published an article focusing on structure and requirements for an effective board of directors by Frank Lewis.  This follow-up article highlights corporate governance for growing companies. Frank Lewis is a seasoned, internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a demonstrable track record of operational success in distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources across Europe, China, Africa and…