Corporate Governance in the News

Last week (29th August), the UK Government released it’s Corporate Governance Reform – government response to it’s November 2016 green paper consultation. The consultation had set out to receive views on how to improve the corporate governance framework, and having received 375 responses, the newly released paper ‘identifies nine proposals for reform which it now

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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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The Code for Sports Governance – new culture means opportunities for independent directors – Liz McMahon

Sport and physical activity boards have historically been perceived as closed to all who were not athletes or sport administrators or those “in the network”.  But thanks to the recently implemented Code for Sports Governance, this is no longer the case.   Initiated by DCMS (the Department for Culture, Media  and Sport) and developed by UK

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What separates excellent NEDs from good NEDs? Part II

Having interviewed FTSE 100 Chairman, Alastair Lyons, CBE, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a NED to connect with fellow board members and carry out their role and responsibilities.  Following on from Part I, Part II highlights the importance of engaging with the management informally. What

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Boardroom Dynamics – Chairman Insights, Patrick Dunne

The boardroom dynamic is a crucial factor to a well-functioning board. Following a NEDonBoard interview with renowned Chairman, Patrick Dunne, this article is a succinct highlight of some important contributors, from the perspective of the Chairman. What are the key ingredients for an effective board? Clarity of purpose The right people working together in the right

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Perspective of an International Chairman: Chris Disspain

This month NEDonBoard is focusing on the interaction of the Chair with Non-Executive Directors.  As such we interviewed Chris Disspain to gain insight from his perspective as an internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Exec. He is Chairman of WGP Global, a UK and international corporate advisory company, and a Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned

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A Current Topic – Reforming UK Corporate Governance

A topic particularly relevant at the moment is corporate governance for UK business.  To ‘further enhance our competitiveness’, the UK government is looking to strengthen the UK’s corporate governance framework, issuing a Green Paper, Corporate Governance Reform, on the 29th November 2016. Responses to the Green Paper are submissible until 17th February 2017. For a

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The Benefits of Having a Corporate Culture: Frank Lewis

Frank Lewis is an internationally experienced NED and Chairman, with 25 years as Finance Director, CEO, Non Exec Director and Chairman within a wide variety of sectors including natural resources.  Frank  maintains a diverse portfolio of Non Executive Directorships which include rapidly expanding AIM quoted SMEs in the UK, along with overseas ventures in the

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