GDPR: What counts as personal data?

With the introduction of GDPR coming into effect in May 2018, it is reassuring that businesses are aware of the need to comply with the new regulation. Indeed, 100% of UK business leaders surveyed in Trend Micro’s recent research were aware. However, despite 88% of those surveyed having also having seen the requirements of GDPR,

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New Measures: Executive Pay and Corporate Governance Plans

The government has announced plans to introduce a new register of those publicly listed companies where at least 20 per cent of investors are unhappy with the amount its executives are paid. Proposed measures will be published this week, aimed at improving corporate governance of UK companies and boardroom behaviour, with the register being amongst

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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK

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Non-Executive Directors – The Trend of Remuneration

Nicki Demby is a well known adviser to the Boards of FTSE100 and 250 companies with over 25 years’ experience in advising companies in the UK and internationally on remuneration strategy, pay benchmarking, short and long term incentive design, the effective communication of reward and consultation with institutional investors.  Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel

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Insights: Mixing Business With Enjoyment in a NED Role

An interview with trustee Stuart Lund, around how he combines his interests in his NED portfolio. Born and educated in Australia, Stuart Lund is a Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed an international career with KPMG, Shell and Anglo American. He is currently Chair of Trustees for Tideway Sailability and Board Chairman at London Corinthian Services Ltd,

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Creating a portfolio career: Part 1, by Marianne Macdonald

Jan 2017 This article is written by Marianne Macdonald, a NEDonBoard NED Ambassador, expert in non-executive director placement, and, as Founder of Non-Executive Directorships Consulting, she is now focused on helping senior individuals from all sectors and backgrounds gain a NED role or create or jumpstart a portfolio career.   What are the two key factors

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For the legal NED: Interview with Ronald Drake

For companies looking to recruit NEDs with a legal background, Ronald Drake’s interview highlights some useful considerations and is likewise helpful to those looking for a non-exec role. Ronald Drake: My advice to Boards seeking to recruit a NED with a legal background is to ascertain whether candidates have corporate law awareness. Though legal training

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Entrepreneurial words of advice: Egan O’Callaghan

Egan O’Callaghan is a Non-Executive Director and Board Chair, and an expert in advising on and delivering cross-functional business turnaround and growth strategies for global SMEs and mid-sized organisations to drive profitability. NEDonBoard interviewed Egan to hear his entrepreneurial words of advice. His insights and bio can be read further below. 1) How have you

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