The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose

The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose: best practices and lessons learned   In September 2022, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted a hybrid session. We explored some board level perspectives, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned around purpose and strategy. We also covered the journey of framing, implementing, and monitoring purpose. Sarah Bell,…

Balancing an executive role with non-executive responsibilities on a group board committee

  In this article, NEDonBoard member Angus MacGregor provides his perspective of serving on the remuneration committees of a firm in a non-executive capacity while having an executive HR role within the same organisation. Currently Head of Global HR for MUFG, a large full-service financial services firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, his executive role is…

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board In June 2022, NEDonBoard hosted subject matter experts Francis Kean and Shannan Fort, both partners in Financial Lines at McGill and Partners and Elaine Bucknor, portfolio non-executive director and former CISO.   Guest speakers Shannan Fort is a Partner of Financial Lines, Cyber at McGill and Partners.…

Expert interview: the non-executive role on subsidiary boards

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Giles Ward to discuss his transition to non-executive directorship and his NED role serving on the boards of several subsidiaries of Chubb, a global provider of insurance products.   Giles Ward: biography Giles Ward is a non-executive director for several companies within the Chubb group (the…

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho interview for NEDonBoard

Expert interview: international perspective on the NED role

In May 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed Nigeria-based CEO and portfolio NED Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, bringing an international and African perspectives on the non-executive director role. NEDonBoard COO, Elise Perraud, facilitated the conversation and drew a number of similarities between NED roles, governance practices and hot board topics across jurisdictions.   Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho: biography Nkemdilim Uwaje…

Digital transformation: an overview for board members from a CIO

  What is digital transformation? Digital transformation certainly isn’t taking existing business processes and automating them; that is called workflow or process automation. Similarly, it isn’t simply the migration of old systems to new(er) systems. Both activities may have a value but aren’t as beneficial to the business as digital transformation.   Digital Transformation involves…

Cherie Blair setting the scene of the NEDonBoard event

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of increased ESG focus for boards

Human rights across the supply chain: an area of ESG focus for boards and non-executive directors On 26th April 2022, NEDonBoard had the pleasure to host an esteemed panel to discuss human rights across supply chains, with the participation of Cherie Blair CBE QC. The event was hosted by Grant Thornton.   Guest speakers Cherie…

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters

The non-executive director recruitment process and the role of headhunters. Positioning for NED roles and working with executive search firms On 5th April 2022, NEDonBoard invited three of its members to offer insights on the non-executive recruitment process, advice the audience on how to position themselves for non-executive director roles and engage with executive search…