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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      A job for life is as outdated as a fax machine, so employees have to be ready to dust off their CVs at any stage of their...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. December 11, 2013

      Better Boards: Focus on boardrooms ‘poses a danger’

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

    21. December 4, 2013

      Better Boards: Overly defensive role criticised

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

    22. December 2, 2013

      Albemarle & Bond seeks buyer as non-executive directors resign

      Albemarle & Bond has put itself up for sale after an exodus of non-executive directors from the struggling pawnbroker. Five...

    23. October 30, 2013

      Better Boards: ‘Too much time is spent on pay’

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

    24. October 17, 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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