Diversity

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…

Rethinking the board's recruitment process for better diversity

Rethinking the board recruitment process to increase diversity in the boardroom

Addressing board diversity through rethinking the board appointment process 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 to more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and members of nominations committees are responsible for increasing the representation…

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

  Acknowledging that UK boardrooms are not representative of their workforce, and even less society from an ethnic perspective 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 to more diverse and inclusive boardroom, NEDs, chairs and…

Non executive director

5 top tips for persuasive and successful applications

Recommendations to write persuasive and successful NED and board applications In this blog, Nicolina Andall, senior solicitor, trustee, NED and public appointee, shares a few tips for writing persuasive personal statements. She sets out here 5 key tips to make your personal statements and application forms really stand out from the crowd.   Solid due…

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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…

6 ways NEDs can address Culture, Diversity & Inclusion right now in their workforce and in the boardroom

  Boards and non-executive directors have a key role to play to help organisations build more diverse and inclusive environments and workforces that are representative of society. NEDs, Chairs and Nominations Committees have a role to play to increase the representation of under-represented groups in the boardroom, including professionals from BAME backgrounds. In this blog,…

NEDonBoard calls for boards to add the required skills and expertise to address the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 crisis

NEDonBoard calls for boards to re-consider their board composition, review their succession plans and reflect on the skills and expertise that have been missing or need strengthening so that organisations are equipped to address the risks, challenges and opportunities that have arisen from the COVID-19 outbreak.   Do boards have the right combination of skills,…

Non executive director

An investor’s letter to its shareholders

  Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. These letters are insightful and over the years have become a “must-read” for investment professionals. But not only. The 2019 letter, which was published at the end of February, includes thought-provoking considerations on the topics of boards and governance that are of…

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The use of skills matrix in board refreshment and succession planning

A skills matrix, also called a competency matrix, maps the required and desired skills for a board to successfully deliver its corporate mission. The skills matrix is a visual tool that clearly identifies the required, available and missing skills and competencies in a board. This is why it is widely used by Nominations Committee in their succession planning. In this…