Most executives who want to become non-executive directors are unlikely to become one. Here is why:

Over the last 4 years, I’ve met with numerous aspiring non-executive directors. I came to this conclusion: it is probable you will never be a non-executive director. Assuming you show an interest in NEDonBoard or you contact me, here are the rough probabilities you can use as a guideline: your chance of becoming a non-executive…

NEDonBoard Corporate Governance

NEDonBoard’s Response to the FRC Consultation on the Revised UK Corporate Governance Code

The FRC has invited interested parties to respond to the Consultation by Wednesday 28th February.  NEDonBoard has coordinated a response on behalf of its members and community. NEDonBoard focused its response on Part 1 of the consultation related to the UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness Questions. We acknowledge that the FRC will publish on…

Sir Winfried Bischoff

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…

Corporate Governance Code

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…

Liz McMahon

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…

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…