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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What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs?

Having interviewed FTSE 100 Chairman, Alastair Lyons, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a NED to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities. What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs? A: I think the excellent NED is one who really

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Aspiring NEDs – know your game plan!

Having a NED plan for your first role is an excellent way to launch and achieve success in your NED career.  It should also ensure that you set yourself up well for future NED roles that you may also like to take on. The process can take time, involve much thought, planning, and of course

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Perspective of an International Chairman: Chris Disspain

This month NEDonBoard is focusing on the interaction of the Chair with Non-Executive Directors.  As such we interviewed Chris Disspain to gain insight from his perspective as an internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Exec. He is Chairman of WGP Global, a UK and international corporate advisory company, and a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned

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Entrepreneurial words of advice: Egan O’Callaghan

Egan O’Callaghan is a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair, and an expert in advising on and delivering cross-functional business turnaround and growth strategies for global SMEs and mid-sized organisations to drive profitability. NEDonBoard interviewed Egan to hear his entrepreneurial words of advice. His insights and bio can be read further below. 1) How have you

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The Benefits of Having a Corporate Culture: Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis is an internationally experienced NED and Chairman, with 25 years as Finance Director, CEO, Non Exec Director and Chairman within a wide variety of sectors including natural resources.  Frank  maintains a diverse portfolio of Non Executive Directorships which include rapidly expanding AIM quoted SMEs in the UK, along with overseas ventures in the

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Expert Interview: Peaches Golding

Connecting with experienced non-executive directors is good practice to understanding the reality of becoming and being an effective non-executive director. Peaches Golding OBE is just such, being an experienced non-executive director in regulated and unregulated businesses operating in the media, healthcare, education, tourism and charitable sectors.  She became England’s first black High Sheriff (an appointment of

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Expert Interview: Alan Newton

Alan Newton was appointed to his first non-executive director role was he was 26 years old and his interview provides some very honest and inspiring food for thought for aspiring non-executive directors as well as those already in a position. Alan has non-executive director experience with HBAA, EVCOM, The Prophecy Members Club and The Essential

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