Public sector non-executive roles

On 9th April 2020, NEDonBoard hosted a webinar sharing insights on public sector NED roles, featuring a short presentation as well as interviews with experienced public sector NEDs.
This webinar is a must watch for all professionals looking to explore NED opportunities in the public sector and hear about diversity measures introduced by the Cabinet Office to improve the representation of under-represented groups in UK public boardrooms.


Protecting the C-Suite and the boardroom from cyber risk

When the top is targeted: protecting the C-Suite and the boardroom from cyber risk   OVERVIEW The online world is getting more and more personal. The ease of collecting personal data via online features such as “cookies” means that businesses are now much better at targeting individuals’ needs and tailoring products and services to best…

Non executive director

An investor’s letter to its shareholders

  Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. These letters are insightful and over the years have become a “must-read” for investment professionals. But not only. The 2019 letter, which was published at the end of February, includes thought-provoking considerations on the topics of boards and governance that are of…

Non executive director

Protect yourself as a NED: dealing with criticism and vilification


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The use of skills matrix in board refreshment and succession planning

A skills matrix, also called a competency matrix, maps the required and desired skills for a board to successfully deliver its corporate mission. The skills matrix is a visual tool that clearly identifies the required, available and missing skills and competencies in a board. This is why it is widely used by Nominations Committee in their succession planning. In this…

Non executive director

NEDonBoard calls for boards to appoint younger non-executive directors to refresh their composition

Written by Elise Perraud   The average age of non-executive directors serving the top 150 FTSE boards was 60.6 in 2018, up from 59 in 2013 and 58.5 in 2008, representing a 3.6% increase over the 10-year period (source: 2018 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index). Is there a risk that having an older NED pool…

Protecting yourself as a NED

Protecting yourself as a non-executive director

2018 saw the publication of an updated UK Corporate Governance Code, the introduction of new corporate governance reporting requirements in The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 as well as the establishment of the Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies. The regulations and corporate governance provisions apply in relation to the financial years of…