Boardroom Diversity

A recent article by The Guardian, highlighted a panel discussion around recent developments in board diversity.  Of note it focused on conversation around the the movement away from what may have previously been considered the ‘typical NED’, and increase in female NED representation and those from an ethnic minority background. However, more than this, boards are

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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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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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Things to consider as a NED, by Simon Jones

Things to consider as a NED  As an NED, it is essential that you have access to high quality information – in particular when the business you are working for is going through major challenges, upheaval or economic uncertainty.  How do you get a better insight? Well, here are five questions to ask yourself –

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Expert Interview: Andy Leeser

Andy Leeser shares his experience of the similarities and differences between NED roles, what he looks for when joining a new board, learning curves and how he stays current. Andy is an experienced Chairman and NED offering a proven track record and a rare set of insights in improving and realising equity value. He has

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Expert Interview: Mike Sommers, MBE

We are delighted that Mike Sommers, MBE, was kind enough to share with us some of his board experience. Read on to find out more! Mike has held a multitude of executive and non-executive director roles. His non-executive career includes being on the board for the Department for Work and Pensions 2001-2010, The Ordnance Survey

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Expert Interview: Tom Levitt

Tom Levitt is an experienced Trustee and Non-Executive Director. He is currently: Non-Executive Director for Good Measures, Fair For You Enterprise (CIC) and Digital Outreach Ltd; Chair of Trustees for The Coalition for Efficiency and Fair For You; Trustee of The Work Foundation and The Parliamentary Outreach Trust; and Director/Consultant at Sector 4 Focus. Previously

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Expert Interview: Raphaëlle Vallet

As evidenced through our interview with Raphaëlle Vallet, boards can benefit from diversity, including the insights of the younger generation and those still green to being on a board. For those of you wondering if you are ready for board life, why not read on and follow in Raphaëlle’s footsteps? Raphaëlle graduated with a BA in Geography at

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