NED Expert Interview: Message to non-executive directors to ensure effective governance. Sir Win Bischoff

Having interviewed Sir Win Bischoff, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a Board to work effectively in harmony. Following on from Part I, Part II highlights the importance of engaging with board members to ensure effective governance. Message to non-executive directors to ensure effective governance  Engage with your

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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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The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards

The ‘good stuff’ and the ‘nonsense’ on boards – an interview with Pyarali Jamal, NED of the Big Issue Invest Given Pyarali’s non-executive and senior management experience (with his first taste of being on a board dating back to his role as President of a university students’ association; followed by a career in banking and

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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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Corporate Governance for Growing Companies, by Frank Lewis

Recently we published an article focusing on structure and requirements for an effective board of directors by Frank Lewis.  This follow-up article highlights corporate governance for growing companies. Frank Lewis is a seasoned, internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a demonstrable track record of operational success in distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources across Europe, China, Africa and

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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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Penalties & Pay: Financial Responsibility

The position of a non-executive director for a bank is part-time, yet is paid more than five times the national average full-time wage. This discrepancy is so-called ‘danger money’- a rise in pay as a result of reforms that can allow bankers to be held accountable for mistakes. These penalties go so far as jailing executives,

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What is the best Governance Framework – and why?

The manner in which a corporate board of directors is governed is directly connected with the industry in which the business operates. However, with that recognised, there are governance framework considerations that transcend both industries and individual corporations. There is a board governance framework that is generally appropriate to virtually any type of corporate enterprise operating

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How Does the Board Work? More Simple Than You Think

The board of directors is chosen to act on the behalf of the company’s shareholders in order to manage the daily affairs of the business. Overall, the board is held responsible regarding the shareholders and holds a yearly meeting each year whereby the directors have to give a report to them concerning the company’s performance,

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