The Benefit of Board Evaluations – Sharon Constançon

Sharon Constançon is Chief Executive of board evaluations and effectiveness company, Genius Methods; Chief Executive of VALUFIN, a foreign exchange risk management company; Chairman of the South African Chamber of Commerce; and a committee member of the CISI International Committee. Speaking at a recent NEDonBoard panel event, we asked Sharon a couple of questions about characteristics

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New Measures: Executive Pay and Corporate Governance Plans

The government has announced plans to introduce a new register of those publicly listed companies where at least 20 per cent of investors are unhappy with the amount its executives are paid. Proposed measures will be published this week, aimed at improving corporate governance of UK companies and boardroom behaviour, with the register being amongst

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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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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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How Complex is the Non-Executive Director Role?

When it comes to understanding the role of a non-executive director, there seems to be a significant amount of nebulosity. There is also a shroud of mystification around the multifaceted role of the NED, which tends to discourage many competent executives from seeking NED positions with companies. There is no doubt that the evolving economic

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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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