Exactly what should directors do?

For the first time in law, the 2006 UK Companies Act sets out what a company directors duties are

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Is your board dysfunctional?

Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results?

How many FTSE 100 Boards can one man chair at the same time? Part 2

Following on from my previous post about Sir John Peace who seemed to be able to chair 3 FTSE 100 Boards at the same time SABMiller have announced the appointment of Jan du Plessis, who is currently the chairman of Rio Tinto, as chairman – which will make him chairman of two FTSE 100 companies.

How many FTSE 100 Boards can one man chair at the same time?

Given the demands of chairing a FTSE 100 board, I would have thought the answer to that question is just the one. This is not the case for Sir John Peace though, who currently chairs 3 – and all of them in some degree of trouble with their shareholders.