The collapse of Patisserie Valerie offers some key lessons for non-executive directors and board members. Find out what these lessons are!

On Tuesday 22nd January 2019, Patisserie Valerie announced that it failed to secure an extension to its lending facilities and that it had to collapse into administration. Patisserie Valerie is the latest high-profile company to collapse because of fraud and inaccurate data. This raises some of the exact same issues as the collapse of Carillion…


NEDonBoard Board Best Practice – Chairs

In September 2018, NEDonBoard hosted a series of roundtable discussions with the experienced portfolio board chairs; committee chairs; NEDs, company secretaries and CEOs. Following this, NEDonBoard hosted a panel discussion sharing some of the key insights from both the round table discussions and personally of the panellists.

The panel discussion was recorded for NEDonBoard members unable to attend, and can be viewed here – a worthwhile watch for any aspirant chair and those experienced in the role looking to continue the learning journey.


Annemarie Durbin interview: Boardroom culture and engagement

Addressing questions around boardroom culture, the positive and negative factors relating to engagement in the boardroom and where new non-executive directors often go wrong, experienced FTSE non-executive director and executive coach Annemarie Durbin shares some excellent pointers and tips in a 1:1 interview following an informative NEDonBoard panel evening.


Board best practice – risk committee, financial services

Following NEDonBoard’s board best practice meeting series with the experienced board community to discuss risk committees in financial services, NEDonBoard produced a white paper and hosted a panel discussion to disseminate key findings with the wider board community. The videoed panel discussion of Board Best Practice – Risk Committee in Financial Services, as well succinct interviews with experienced guest speakers, are available to members.


Unravelling NED search processes

Following nearly 20 years in the industry, Mike Clancy, who specialises in Board level appointments including Chair, CEO / Managing Director, Non-executive Director and Divisional Managing Director roles, shares his advice for getting a NED role.