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    1. July 11, 2016

      Workers on boards: the frenemy within

      Were UK parliamentarians to divide on the motion “this House believes big business is doing a spiffing good job”,...

    2. July 3, 2016

      China moves to de-politicise management of state-owned enterprises

      China is moving to de-politicise management of its lumbering state-owned enterprises by letting corporate boards,...

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    1. May 22, 2016

      Feedback: Sack the non-executive directors

      Andrew Hill’s cry last week for investors to get rid of non-executive directors on a “merry-go-round of board service,...

    2. May 16, 2016

      Sack non-executive directors to force investors to do their job

      Time is up for non-executive directors. Through successive corporate crises and systemic catastrophes, despite — and in...

    3. May 12, 2016

      Stefan Stern: reputational risk demands expertise at board level

      How do you get a room full of chief executives to nod? Tell them there is a crisis of trust in business. In a world...

    4. November 22, 2015

      HSBC to hire non-executive contender to succeed chairman Flint

      HSBC aims to quell investor unrest ahead of its annual meeting next spring by hiring at least one new non-executive...

    5. November 11, 2015

      Post-crisis managers define the new cultures of their companies

      Companies are in need of firefighters as never before as they face the consequences of the financial crisis,...

    6. October 25, 2015

      Better preparation is key for non-executives to shine

      If you have decided to boost your career by taking on a non-executive role, how do you make the leap from competent...

    7. October 15, 2015

      Career Counsel: Make the leap to NED and become a better executive

      I am chief procurement officer on the board of a global organisation. How would I go about securing a non-executive...

    8. October 8, 2015

      Europe lacks non-execs with digital knowledge

      Trinity Mirror’s recent appointment of Facebook’s Steve Hatch as a non-executive director may suggest that UK company...

    9. August 3, 2015

      Women increase non-executive presence in UK boardrooms

      More women are joining the boards of FTSE 350 companies as new non-executive directors, but the majority of appointees...

    10. July 9, 2015

      On giving a lead when you have many masters

      From November, the CBI, the employers’ organisation, will have a new director-general for its 190,000 members. But this...

    11. July 9, 2015

      Give the devil a voice in the boardroom

      I was not a chief financial officer, I was a chief loophole officer, Andrew Fastow, Enron’s former chief CFO, told the...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. June 26, 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...

    38. 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...

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