Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho interview for NEDonBoard

Expert interview: international perspective on the NED role

In May 2022, NEDonBoard interviewed Nigeria-based CEO and portfolio NED Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, bringing an international and African perspectives on the non-executive director role. NEDonBoard COO, Elise Perraud, facilitated the conversation and drew a number of similarities between NED roles, governance practices and hot board topics across jurisdictions.   Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho: biography Nkemdilim Uwaje…

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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…

Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Gender diversity and balance in UK boardrooms: celebrate progress but remain alert

Written by Elise Perraud, NEDonBoard COO The 2020 Hampton-Alexander report evidenced progress in achieving higher representation of women on boards and female directors but there are 5 reasons why board members and NEDs should remain alert.   Fifth and final Hampton-Alexander Review The 2020 report of the Hampton-Alexander Review was published end of February. This…

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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…

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,…

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How can we accelerate the representation of female senior executives in executive committees and boardrooms?

The 2019 report of the Hampton-Alexander Review was published in November. This is the fourth annual publication of the UK government-backed initiative to improve gender diversity and balance in FTSE leadership. The report highlights two important facts: Women on boards – FTSE 350 companies have hit the target of achieving 30% of board roles held by…

How to connect with impact to build the portfolio of roles to which you aspire

This blog is an interview of Aileen Wallace, portfolio non-executive director in which she places emphasis on connecting with impact to build a portfolio of roles.   What has been your NED journey since you started your transition? Following an executive career in Financial Services, I have transitioned to a NXD Portfolio and Board/Commercial advisory…

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Insights from the Boardroom: NEDonBoard Conference 7 Main Take-Aways

On 20th March, NEDonBoard hosted its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In this article, we are sharing some of the insights given by our outstanding speakers and panellists:  Jeremy Small, Anna Marks, Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE, Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, Elisabeth Stheeman, Jemima Coleman, Neil Sinclair, Abeed Janmohamed and Sharon Constancon. For those who attended the…

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Diversity Matters in the Boardroom

Today, NEDonBoard is hosting its annual conference, Tomorrow’s Business: Tomorrow’s Board. In organising the conference, we made the choice to feature a Culture and Leadership panel to discuss once again the importance of achieving diversity in the boardroom. Diversity takes many forms and UK boards have room for improvement to achieve broader representation in the…