NEDonBoard: Board Expectations, Francesca Ecsery Interview

Francesca Ecsery is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with 23+ years experience in both blue chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure travel industries. She has a Special expertise in multi-platform consumer Marketing, Branding and Commercial strategies which deliver growth and profits. Currently NED in a diverse range of listed

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Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back

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Calling All FTSE 350 Companies: Hampton-Alexander Report – Submit your gender data in July

Calling All FTSE 350 Companies – Don’t miss the deadline for submitting your gender data in July in time for this year’s Hampton-Alexander report The Hampton-Alexander Review (the Review) is an independent review body, supported by Government which builds on the excellent work of the Davies Review to increase the number of women on FTSE

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The Direction of Women on FTSE Boards – A step in the right direction, Part I

Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel event, Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, highlighted the progress made, and future development of, women on boards of FTSE companies.  The interview is insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. How has the Davies

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Non-Executive Director Interview with a Woman of Influence

Diversity of thought is an important aspect of a well-functioning board. As a Founding Steering Committee member of the 30% Club, a board member of Cancer Research UK’s “Women of Influence” and a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust plc., NEDonBoard asked Gay Collins to share some insight into to her

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Expert Interview: Peaches Golding

Connecting with experienced non-executive directors is good practice to understanding the reality of becoming and being an effective non-executive director. Peaches Golding OBE is just such, being an experienced non-executive director in regulated and unregulated businesses operating in the media, healthcare, education, tourism and charitable sectors.  She became England’s first black High Sheriff (an appointment of

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Expert Interview: Sharon Constançon

Sharon Constançon compares the role of a NED on FSTE 100 boards to smaller companies and provides her thoughts on what makes for an effective board. Sharon has broad board experience gained through working in various roles, such as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Conduct Committee, and member of the Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. 

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Expert Interview: Sally Bridgeland

Sally Bridgeland shares her experience of what it’s actually like to be a non-executive director and interestingly for any of you aspiring NEDs, some aspects she was less aware of before she started her non-executive career. Since the autumn of 2014, Sally Bridgeland has been building a portfolio of roles and is now non-executive director

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