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    1. July 2, 2015

      Investor relations is a great place to look for Neds

      Who will it be today? I subscribe to a daily bulletin of board appointments; as a professional watcher of female...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers joins BP board

      Sir John Sawers, former head of Britain’s secret intelligence service, has joined BP as a non-executive director, making his...

    1. May 11, 2015

      Shed no tears for slow demise of the joint CEO-chair role

      Sometimes a species reaches the end of its natural existence. As its numbers dwindle, disappearance becomes inevitable and...

    2. May 7, 2015

      Sorbic’s ex-CEO refuses to give back £8m

      The deposed Chinese chief executive of Sorbic International, an Aim-quoted food additive business operating in Shandong...

    3. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust: truce and consequences

      In business as in politics, some alliances are forced. The UK’s Labour party may insist it will not team up with the...

    4. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust chief gets a year to improve returns after hedge fund truce

      Alliance Trust brokered a last-minute ceasefire with one of New York’s most aggressive hedge funds which has been strident...

    5. April 26, 2015

      How non-executive roles helped two young women move up

      Taking her first non-executive directorship at the age of 34, Elizabeth Passey, a former managing director at Morgan...

    6. April 14, 2015

      HSBC hires headhunters in search for new board members

      HSBC is preparing to refresh its board of directors after a bruising few months in which some of its most senior members...

    7. April 2, 2015

      Alliance Trust-Elliott row intensifies

      The row between Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors deepened on Thursday as the investment trust rejected accusations from...

    8. March 25, 2015

      Look to university leaders to fill corporate boards

      There are not enough women in the boardroom pipeline, it is true — and precious few female chief executives. Chairmen like...

    9. March 19, 2015

      Europe presses UK to increase female director numbers

      UK companies will face increased pressure to raise the number of women on their boards under European plans to remedy gender...

    10. March 11, 2015

      The women who are in line to chair Britain’s biggest companies

      The statistic to watch — as the Davies Review prepares to release its latest data on the number of women on the boards of...

    11. March 11, 2015

      Opaque path that leads to the boardroom

      Women receive more advice and encouragement to join boards as independent directors, but are less likely to have the...

    12. February 23, 2015

      Junior UK bank non-execs to escape new FCA rules

      British regulators have exempted junior non-executive directors of banks and insurance companies from a tough new personal...

    13. February 13, 2015

      Former HSBC banker Dorner joins Rolls-Royce board

      Rolls-Royce has tapped a former HSBC banker to join its board as a non-executive director to help the aero-engine maker...

    14. February 8, 2015

      More than 1 in 3 UK boardrooms are internationally diverse

      More than one in three bosses at the UK’s biggest listed companies are non-British nationals, and just one in eight groups...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Should falling off my bicycle stop me from leaning in?

      Last Wednesday I was cycling into work with a bag slung over the handlebars. I was going at a fair clip when the bag swung...

    16. January 18, 2015

      ‘Refreshment’ is the new boardroom buzzword

      Until recently, the discussion around corporate governance centred largely on board diversity. This appeared to refer mostly...

    17. December 28, 2014

      Long-serving non-executives are on the wane in the UK

      The UK’s biggest public companies are increasingly ready to say goodbye to long-serving directors. The number of non-execs...

    18. December 3, 2014

      Rising tide of regulation stemming flow of non-exec candidates

      Sitting on a bank’s board as a non-executive director was once the pinnacle of aspiration in a City career. Now increasing...

    19. November 20, 2014

      Door opens wide to first-time non-execs

      The proportion of newbies becoming non-executive directors at the UK’s largest public companies has risen to almost three...

    20. October 16, 2014

      Be ready to reinvent yourself at any time

      A job for life is as outdated as a fax machine, so employees have to be ready to dust off their CVs at any stage of their...

    21. October 6, 2014

      Tesco’s Neds get the nod to kick-start change

      Tesco’s need to recruit two new non-executive directors to the board highlights a common problem across many British...

    22. August 21, 2014

      Letter to new chairman from a non-executive director

      Dear Alex, I have never chaired a board myself, but over the years I have worked with many different chairs and seen a broad...

    23. July 20, 2014

      Daniel Pinto laments the loss of the buccaneering entrepreneur

      Daniel Pinto is a worried man. Not worried about the fate of Stanhope Capital, the $9.5bn private investment office he...

    24. June 25, 2014

      Mrs Moneypenny: Lessons for the US as UK leads the way on NED term limits

      How long should you stay in a job? I am often asked that question by people who worry that leaving too soon would look...

    25. May 29, 2014

      Power of Chelsea’s flowers lies in their admirers

      I blame it all on Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, as they were then, long before Bank of America arrived. A long time...

    26. April 24, 2014

      Bidets, baubles – and boards

      What were the non-executives doing? The question became a familiar cry in the wake of corporate disasters over the past...

    27. April 3, 2014

      Better Boards: Corporate diversity is about more than ‘men in skirts’

      Is the glass half empty or half full? Progress has clearly been made towards the UK government’s target of having one in...

    28. March 31, 2014

      Entertainment One appoints business guru Allan Leighton

      Critics accuse her of swearing, bullying and encouraging children to demand chocolate cake for breakfast, but Peppa Pig...

    29. March 19, 2014

      Relationships at heart of good practice

      Board Intelligence, a specialist in board information, is holding a series of debates called “The Board is Dead; Long Live...

    30. February 26, 2014

      Better Boards: ‘Pass the baton of chairmanship’

      Board Intelligence, a specialist in board information, is holding a series of debates called “The Board is Dead; Long Live...

    31. February 26, 2014

      ‘Criminal allegations highlighted our lack of insurance’

      We are a UK-based technology business with about 300 staff. We launched eight years ago. One of our directors recently and...

    32. February 19, 2014

      Interview: Being a leader in the public and charity sectors

      Lynne Berry has taken her “absolute commitment to tackling poverty” and used it to improve the lot of others by running...

    33. February 19, 2014

      Better Boards: Young panel focuses on wider responsibilities

      Board Intelligence, a specialist in board information, is holding a series of debates called “The Board is Dead; Long Live...

    34. February 9, 2014

      Concern grows over lack of female non-executive directors in UK

      Fewer than one in four senior women executives serve on other companies’ boards as non-executive directors, despite the...

    35. February 5, 2014

      Better Boards: ‘Two reasons for boardroom failure’

      Board Intelligence, a specialist in board information, is holding a series of debates called “The Board is Dead; Long Live...

    36. January 29, 2014

      Better Boards: Evaluation code proposed

      Boardroom behaviour at UK listed companies has scarcely been out of the news in the five years since Sir David Walker’s 2009...

    37. January 12, 2014

      Pay committee non-exec directors see own fees rise up to 140%

      Directors who set executive pay at the UK’s largest quoted companies have seen their own fees rise up to 140 per cent in the...

    38. December 11, 2013

      Think-tank searches for good governance

      Board Intelligence, a firm specialising in board information, is holding a series of debates called “The Board is Dead, Long...

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