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April 2021      Intelligent Insurer

Directors could face significant legal expenses and other liabilities, running into the millions of pounds, due to misunderstanding the way in which their insurance cover works, according to specialist insurance broker, McGill and Partners

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April 2021      Commercial Risk

A vast majority of UK directors have a fundamental misunderstanding of their D&O insurance coverage and could be left footing the bill for legal claims potentially running into millions. This was the finding of a recent survey of UK board members

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January 2021      Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

How to become an effective non-executive director.

In this note, Elise Perraud, Chief Operations Officer at NEDonBoard explains how to become an effective non-executive director (NED). The note answers frequently asked questions about the role and importance of NEDs, the compensation that NEDs receive and outlines the benefits of starting your journey to non-executive directorship early.

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October 2020      Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

Is public health expertise needed in UK boardrooms?

In August, the dean of Harvard’s school of public health, Michelle Williams, called on companies to appoint public health professionals to their boards and C-Suite to help manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may hang over businesses for years to come. Does such a call apply to UK boardrooms, their structure and the responsibilities of UK non-executive directors (NEDs)?

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July 2020        Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

Six ways NEDs can address culture, diversity and inclusion in their workforce and in the boardroom

 
 

June 2020        Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

Boards must add skills and expertise to address the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Non-executive directors (NEDs) can play a crucial role in supporting the executive team during these turbulent times by guiding and coaching the senior management team, and identifying priorities.

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March 2020      Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

Why boards should appoint younger non-executive directors.

NEDonBoard is an advocate of increasing the representation of younger NEDs on boards.

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December 2019      Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

How can we accelerate the representation of female senior executives in executive committees and boardrooms?  The role of NEDonBoard in pushing for further changes.

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September 2019     Memberwise.org

NEDonBoard is ranked in the top 100 most influential body in the UK.

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June 2019    Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

Wates corporate governance principles for large private companies. NEDonBoard recently welcomed James Wates CBE, chair of the Wates group and the chair of the coalition group for the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies (the Principles), to an event promoting the Principles.

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May 2019   Tindall Perry Partnership

Executive Search Firm Tindall Perry referenced NEDonBoard insights as part of its engagement with the London Stock Exchange Group’s Elite programme.

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May 2019   Tindall Perry Partnership

Recruiting Advisors and Building an Advisory Board

Non-Executive and Advisory Boards offer the ideal opportunity to tap into the experience and opinions of a group of successful and knowledgeable professionals on a regular basis without the financial cost of full time salaries.  It gets their perspective on the strategy, performance and opportunities for your company and can provide a valuable sounding board for business leaders. Here we look at the key benefits and tips on how to go about it.

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May 2019    Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

8th May 2019, Thomson Reuters / Practical Law shared insights from NEDonBoard and guest speakers on best practices for the audit committee and the board in the oversight of internal audit

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May 2019    Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

The benefits of being a NED There are many reasons why professionals and business leaders should consider the transition to a non-executive career. Here are our top ten benefits of becoming a non-executive director (NED). Fast track your executive career If you are

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April 2019    Thomson Reuters / Practical Law

In January 2019, NEDonBoard put together a panel discussion specifically to discuss directors’ duties and liabilities: key issues for NEDs.  Hosted at law firm Clyde & Co, highlights were published by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law.

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March 2019       MSB Leaders

The 2019 UK Mid Size Business Leadership Study, conducted by MSBLeaders in conjunction with Salford Business School, featured an interview with Jean-Philippe Perraud, General Director of NEDonBoard.  Sharing insights on ‘What to Do When Your Membership Renewal Comes Around’, Jean-Philippe noted that “robust, contemporary, professional bodies usually benefit members and the profession by improving one or more of the following five categories: productivity or professional status; social mobility; governance; ethical standards and policy formation.”  Furthermore, “professional bodies are increasingly important in developing professionals to meet their career potential and overcome the challenges they will face. This benefits not just the individual but wider society as well.”   

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January 2019   Clyde & Co

In January 2019, leading law firm Clyde & Co hosted a NEDonBoard panel discussion. Sharing useful insights from the evening, Thomson Reuters / Practical Law published an article that touched on the role of directors and officers (D&O) insurance in mitigating directors’ personal liability.)

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January 2019      Thomson Reuters – Practical Law At the end of 2018, Thomson Reuters hosted a NEDonBoard expert panel event on the key learnings from the collapse of Carillion. The panel was chaired by Olivier Garrigue, experienced Chairman and CEO, and included the Reuters journalist, Kate Holton, and Giles Boothman, a partner and restructuring lawyer at Ashurst. An article published by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law in January 2019 summarises some of the highlights of the NEDonBoard panel around key learning for directors from Carillion’s collapse. Read article here

April 2018      The Law Society ‘Moving on up: roles beyond GC’  Non-Executive Roles General counsel contemplating a career move will benefit from a careful survey of their options. Writing about some of the issues involved, Diana Bentley’s article published by The Law Society focused on the non-executive career pathway as ‘a common goal for some seasoned lawyers is to become a non-executive director (NED)’.  Stressing a supportive nature of the role, NEDonBoard advised that ‘The NED is the critical friend of the company…’ Read article here..

November 2017    The Independent  Governments are too focused on ‘gender diversity’ in the workplace, says former Lloyds Bank Chairman. Referring to NEDonBoard’s September 2017 board level event on Culture and Diversity, The Independent reflected upon guest speaker Sir Win Bischoff’s encouragement for great diversity on boards, and in the workforce. Sir Win noted that “we’ve all focused very much on diversity being gender diversity”. He said that was “a very good first step” but that it had to “go beyond that, ultimately”. Read article here 

November 2017    The Independent  Governments are too focused on ‘gender diversity’ in the workplace, says former Lloyds Bank Chairman. Referring to NEDonBoard’s September 2017 board level event on Culture and Diversity, The Independent reflected upon guest speaker Sir Win Bischoff’s encouragement for great diversity on boards, and in the workforce. Sir Win noted that “we’ve all focused very much on diversity being gender diversity”. He said that was “a very good first step” but that it had to “go beyond that, ultimately”. Read article here