boardroom skills

What non-executive director skills are in high demand?

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   When applying to board positions, non-executive directors are expected to bring strategic thinking, business, and financial acumen to the table. But what other skills are necessary to be effective? What set of skills, expertise and experiences are currently in demand? How has the global pandemic, digital transformation and…

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Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Written by Elise Perraud   What your payment practices tell your stakeholders about your culture and your ESG strategy. Your responsibilities as a non-executive director and board member to identify and address potential issues in the procurement and finance processes, payment practices and supplier relationships.   Companies’ payment practices came into the spotlight after the…

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Board Dynamics

  In this week’s blog, we discuss the importance of healthy board dynamics to increase the effectiveness of the decision-making process and create an enjoyable environment in which individual board members thrive. Written by Elise Perraud.   What do we mean by board dynamics and why this is important? Board dynamics are the way individual…

The collapse of Patisserie Valerie offers some key lessons for non-executive directors and board members. Find out what these lessons are!

On Tuesday 22nd January 2019, Patisserie Valerie announced that it failed to secure an extension to its lending facilities and that it had to collapse into administration. Patisserie Valerie is the latest high-profile company to collapse because of fraud and inaccurate data. This raises some of the exact same issues as the collapse of Carillion…

The 5 factors that contribute to effective corporate governance

On 20th March 2018, NEDonBoard hosted our annual conference. We had the pleasure of being joined by Jeremy Small as a keynote speaker. Jeremy addressed the audience on the importance of effective corporate governance and the role of the NED sitting in the boardroom. What is corporate governance? Corporate governance is the structure and processes…

How do you make yourself visible for non-executive director roles? Build your network!

We regularly get asked, how do you make yourself visible for non-executive director roles?  As such NEDonBoard interviewed expert Michelle Dunne, and experienced professional in Executive Search, Board and C-Suite Appointments at Taggart Search. Connecting business and leaders, Michelle Dunne has more than 15 years’ experience connecting business and leaders. As an executive search consultant…

Homework before applying for, and preparing for, NED roles: interview with a chairman

Insight from an experienced NED and Chairman, Marcus Killick OBE, this interview delves into some aspects of expected homework before applying for, and preparing for, a NED role and is well worth a read for anyone currently on the look-out to take on a new NED role. Marcus is non-executive Chairman of the Gibraltar Stock…