Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?

One of our NEDworks subscribers recently sent us an e-mail asking where all the well-paid, private sector NED roles are? There were just three December private sector vacancies .. Is that all the vacancies from across the whole country? Am I missing something here?  If it is, what are you doing to improve this position as it isContinue reading “Where are all the well-paid, private sector, NED jobs?”

What’s the risk? An inconvenient necessity or a source of competitive advantage?

Neil Woodford – cautious, conservative, contrarian, high-risk? These words could all have been used to describe Woodford’s investment strategy at various times during his slow rise and sudden downfall – and they all give an indication of the degree of risk he was taking with his clients’ money. It is well established in the investmentContinue reading “What’s the risk? An inconvenient necessity or a source of competitive advantage?”

What are the implications of the #FinTech war for talent?

FinTech – the application of cutting edge technology in the Financial Services Industry, in particular the use of Artificial Intelligence, is pitching global corporations against startups in a war for talent in pursuit of the scarce digital transformation and AI skills. Thought leaders from the #RefinitivSocial100 recently discussed the skills challenges surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and innovationContinue reading “What are the implications of the #FinTech war for talent?”

But what exactly is an “executive”​ Chairman?

Congratulations to Sharon White on her appointment as the John Lewis Partnership’s executive Chairman to take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020. Refreshingly, Sharon’s exclusively public sector experience was no barrier to her appointment – my experience working with boards in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors is thatContinue reading “But what exactly is an “executive”​ Chairman?”