What non-executive director skills are in high demand?

What non-executive director skills are in 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…

Charity Governance, Fundraising and Trusteeship

Charity governance, fundraising and trusteeship

In July 2021, NEDonBoard welcomed Gerald Oppenheim, Shelley Whitehead and Daryl Fielding to discuss governance at charitable organisations, fundraising and trusteeship.   Guest speakers Gerald Oppenheim is Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator. He took up the role in July 2018 having been Head of Policy and Communications from January 2016 when the Regulator was…

Why the UK whistleblowing law needs to be amended to include NEDS

Why the UK whistleblowing law needs to include non-executive directors

NEDonBoard supports the “Let’s fix UK Whistleblowing Law” campaign of UK’s leading whistleblowing charity, Protect. The campaign calls on the government to review the law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, to extend its scope, which currently does not extend to trustees and non-executive directors. To find out more, read on.   Non-Executive Directors are…

Embedding ESG into strategy Co-hosted with Grant Thornton

Embedding ESG into strategy

In June 2021, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted an educational event aiming at defining ESG and providing insights into embedding ESG into strategy. Darshita Gillies, portfolio board member and founder and CEO of impact platform Maanch, contributed her expertise and experience to the discussion.   Guest speakers Steve Holt is a partner in Grant…

Stakeholder engagement: employees

Employee and workforce engagement: the role of the board and the non-executives

In May 2021, NEDonBoard invited an exceptionally talented panel to uncover board best practices with regards to employee engagement.   “Employee engagement is increasingly a hot topic in the boardroom and many leaders know that high levels of engagement influences customer satisfaction. The pandemic has changed ways of working and many organisational practices have been…

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Payment practices: your board responsibilities

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   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…

McGill and Partners

Insights into the joint D&O insurance survey

  A big thank you to everyone who answered the 10 questions posed in the Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) insurance survey which McGill and Partners and NEDonBoard ran jointly in February and March 2021.   The results from well over 150 responses offered a fascinating insight into the entirely understandable scope for confusion and uncertainty…

Mark Cardale

Understanding the role of the charity trustee (part 2)

  Joining a charity board and understanding the charity trustee role For someone joining a charity board for the first time, as a step in a career which may not be exclusively dedicated to the work of the particular charity or others operating in similar fields, the mixed composition of trustee boards (often including those…

Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

Stakeholder engagement: clients and customers

In March 2021, NEDonBoard put customer experience (CX) and stakeholder management at the front and centre of its session. Engaging effectively with stakeholders, of whom clients and customers are an essential group for most organisations, has become business critical, even more so with the global pandemic and the acceleration of digital transformation. Mike Ashton and…