Non executive director

How boards can address the growing challenge of cyber threats

Written by Akshay Bhargava   When Honda was hit with a crippling cyberattack in early June 2020, the company had to shut down factories worldwide and other crucial operations. This incident demonstrates the challenge facing boards of directors of companies due to ransomware and other cyber threats each day. My company determined that the attack on…

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Decision making crucial to navigating through times of uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Most countries were not ready to deal with an event of this magnitude and most businesses could not have anticipated the social and economic upheaval that the pandemic has inflicted. In 2019’s Aon Global Risk Management Survey, the number one risk according to Risk Managers globally was seen as the…

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COVID19 – Need for tweaking the focus of Non-Exec Directors

  The last few weeks have been enlightening in many ways. By their sheer nature, crises are unpredictable, however the one that we are facing currently seems to be pushing all boundaries of unpredictability. Discussions with senior leaders and fellow board members show that the following four main categories should be the focus of most…

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How to recalibrate in a crisis

This week, NEDonBoard is pleased to publish an article written by Michael McQueen about leveraging the Covid-19 crisis to re-calibrate and clarify the fundamentals of the business on which you serve as of non-executive directors and board members.   In the last few weeks, it has seemed that every day has brought yet another piece…

Unlocking the public sector NED opportunity

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   What is a public appointment? Public sector NEDs are appointed on the boards of public bodies, government departments or advisory committees. Taking on a public appointment includes joining the board of directors of large public bodies as well as advisory committees, that are made up of lay members,…

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The Parker Review recommendations to increase the representation of under-represented groups, and ours

  On 5th February 2020, the Parker Review published a progress report on the representation of ethnic minorities on FTSE boards. It says that there has been some but limited progress in increasing the representation of people of colour (also referred as BAME in this article) in UK boardrooms and that meeting the target of…

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The implications of the Corporate Governance Code for non-executive directors

  2018 saw the publication of the “shorter and sharper” UK Corporate Governance Code, the introduction of new corporate governance reporting requirements in The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 and the establishment of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. The regulations and corporate governance provisions apply in relation to the financial years…

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What does it take to be an effective non-executive director?

In this blog, Vanda Murray OBE describes what it takes to be an effective non-executive director. A must-read for aspiring non-executive directors and those building a portfolio. Also, a useful reminder for more experienced board members!   The role of the Non-Executive Director (NED) has changed significantly over the last twenty years and continues to change…