Identifying and managing conflicts of interest

  Conflicts of interest abound at board level. They are an important issue that all NEDs and boards have to handle. Conflicts distort decision-making and have the potential to undermine the integrity of boards. Recognising a conflict can be more complicated than you might think.   Guest speakers James Whitaker co-leads Mayer Brown’s global Environmental,…

The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose

The board journey to frame, implement and monitor purpose: best practices and lessons learned   In September 2022, NEDonBoard, together with Grant Thornton, hosted a hybrid session. We explored some board level perspectives, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned around purpose and strategy. We also covered the journey of framing, implementing, and monitoring purpose. Sarah Bell,…

Fit-for-purpose: best practices to amend your articles of association

  Reviewing and amending articles of association: best practices and learnings from the NEDonBoard community In August 2022, NEDonBoard hosted a roundtable to draw on the experience of its community with regard to reviewing and amending articles of association. The discussion was chaired by Nicky Heathcote, portfolio NED and board chair.   Introduction Articles of…

Preparing for non-executive director interviews

  On August 2022, NEDonBoard proposed a session on the non-executive director recruitment process, more specifically addressing the interview process. The online webinar was aimed at those growing a portfolio of roles, both aspiring and more experienced NEDs. Read on to find out the information and recommendations distilled throughout the session. You will dramatically increase…

Expert interview: digital, fundraising, and international governance

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Margaret O’Connor. As an international digital NEDs with extensive experience working with start-up and high-growth companies, we had plenty to cover. An enjoyable interview to record and watch!   Margaret O’Connor: biography Margaret O’Connor is an American and Irish citizen with a highly differentiated, 30-year career…

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board

Cyber security, risk, and insurance for the board In June 2022, NEDonBoard hosted subject matter experts Francis Kean and Shannan Fort, both partners in Financial Lines at McGill and Partners and Elaine Bucknor, portfolio non-executive director and former CISO.   Guest speakers Shannan Fort is a Partner of Financial Lines, Cyber at McGill and Partners.…

Expert interview: the non-executive role on subsidiary boards

  In April 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed portfolio non-executive director Giles Ward to discuss his transition to non-executive directorship and his NED role serving on the boards of several subsidiaries of Chubb, a global provider of insurance products.   Giles Ward: biography Giles Ward is a non-executive director for several companies within the Chubb group (the…