Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of

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Boardroom Dynamics and Challenges – From a Chairman and NED Point of View

Having interviewed Neil Davidson, CBE, NED at Morrisons Supermarket Group and Chairman at Produce Investments PLC, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a board to work effectively and harmoniously, and for NEDs to connect with fellow board members and carry out their roles and responsibilities. What sets

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Non-Executive Directors – The Trend of Remuneration

Nicki Demby is a well known adviser to the Boards of FTSE100 and 250 companies with over 25 years’ experience in advising companies in the UK and internationally on remuneration strategy, pay benchmarking, short and long term incentive design, the effective communication of reward and consultation with institutional investors.  Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel

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The Direction of Women on FTSE Boards – A step in the right direction, Part I

Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel event, Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, highlighted the progress made, and future development of, women on boards of FTSE companies.  The interview is insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. How has the Davies

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How To Become A Paid Non-Executive Director

On Tuesday 25th October, NEDonBoard hosted a guest speaker panel discussion on how to become a paid non-executive director. With insights from Jill Ader of executive search firm Egon Zehnder; Gillian Wilmot, Founder & CEO of Board Mentoring and an award winning NED; remuneration expert Nicki Demby of Deloitte; and experience Chairman Michael Chuter, there were

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Top NED tips from NED & entrepreneur, Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke is a portfolio NED and entrepreneur.  We asked him what his top three pieces of advice are to being a successful non-executive director….. How did your first non-executive role come about? After successfully managing an exit from my own company – I thought I knew a thing or two and wanted to pass on

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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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