How boards can help build a healthy hybrid culture

The fixed hybrid working debate is moving on towards a more hybrid culture mindset. We look at why this helps businesses and suggest four ways boards can support the leadership team to make the change. ‘Hybrid cultures’ is a term that is starting to gain momentum as hybrid working continues to evolve, and that requires…

A non-executive portfolio combining trustee and NED roles

  Insights with portfolio non-executive director and NEDonBoard member Alison Graham   In this blog article, NEDonBoard explores the role of a trustee and outlines the similarities between a trustee role and non-executive director role. Elise Perraud interviewed Alison Graham to assess her personal views on the opportunity for, for example, a pension scheme trustee…

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Digitalising boards: The 5 tools every board needs to operate effectively

  Boards oversee plenty of areas within an organisation. With the right tools, they can operate more effectively. A board of directors is an important fixture in organisations of all kinds, from publicly held corporations and financial institutions to non-profits and industry associations — just to name a few. The board of directors provides oversight…

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Five questions for NEDs to consider when evaluating a board role

  What goes through your mind when applying for board roles? It depends of course where you are in your NED career, but thinking beyond the due diligence, what should you be researching? Keep reading to find out how can you ensure a rich conversation at interview stage to find out what you want to…

Demystifying artificial intelligence for the board

Demystifying artificial intelligence for the board

In June 2021, NEDonBoard demystified artificial intelligence (AI) and provided a roadmap and recommendations for board members serving on boards looking to deploy with success.   Guest speakers Mike Bugembe is a bestselling author, international speaker and executive adviser in the world of data, analytics and AI. Working with product leaders from organisations like Facebook,…

Digital transformation: your role as a non-executive and board member

Digital transformation: your role as a non-executive and board member

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO   In this blog, we discuss the digital transformation of businesses and the responsibilities of boards and non-executive directors in (i) developing their knowledge and skills and (ii) ensuring that their boards have suitable expertise, for the sustainable long-term success of their organisations. Digital transformation refers to the use…

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Why is board diversity so important?

NEDonBoard explains why board diversity is important and provides actionable strategies for aspiring non-executive directors from non-traditional backgrounds to reach the boardroom. Board diversity is important because an inclusive board is more representative of the real world, current issues and a company’s stakeholders. Board diversity also brings fresh perspectives to the table and therefore more…

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NED diversity and inclusion in privately owned firms

  The focus on boardroom diversity has, to date, concentrated on publicly quoted companies, for example: the Hampton-Alexander Review on gender, the Parker Review on ethnicity, and Legal & General Investment Management’s recent statement on voting intentions. However, there are around three million active companies in the UK, with which are associated the vast majority…

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Building an internal pipeline through trustee and NED roles to increase diversity in the boardroom

  Addressing the under-representation of ethnic minorities in UK boardrooms through building a strong and diverse executive pipeline Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play in building more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. When it comes more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of…