It’s an ill wind that blows no good for the EU

  There’s an old Chinese saying that “when the wind of change blows, some build walls whilst others build windmills” – well there’s little evidence of either in the corridors of power in the EU according to Udo Baader, founder and head of German bank, Baader Bank, speaking at the Zagreb Stock Exchange Conference inContinue reading “It’s an ill wind that blows no good for the EU”

UK Corporate Governance Code 2018

A new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code was published in July 2018 and takes effect from 1 January 2019. Of the 2,600 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, only 1,200 are listed on the Main Market and of those around 850 have a Premium Listing and are therefore required to report onContinue reading “UK Corporate Governance Code 2018”

Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?

  The Insolvency Service is understood to have given all eight former Kids Company charity directors and founder and former chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh a deadline of December 20 to agree to a voluntary ban on holding company directorships or face being disqualified for periods of between two-and-a-half and six years.. Despite not being aContinue reading “Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?”

The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?

In a move to bring charity governance in-line with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the best practice guide for the UK’s listed companies, the new Charity Governance Code is advocating external reviews for larger charities every three years, more openness and limits on how long trustees may serve. The new Charity Governance Code,Continue reading “The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?”

Is it time for a new model of charity governance?

The recent news that the Government’s Insolvency Service has reportedly written to lawyers acting for Alan Yentob and other former Kids Company board members to warn them that it is minded to pursue disqualification proceedings against them, highlights the risks that charity trustees face and quashes the myth that their duties and liabilities are somehowContinue reading “Is it time for a new model of charity governance?”

How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2017

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. “A well structured and presented introduction to the responsibilities, challenges and attributes required of being a NED. It was thought-provoking. I have referred back to my copious comments in the comprehensive slide hand outs many timesContinue reading “How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2017”

I’m an experienced NED but I’m not getting any new roles – what can I do?

This is a question I get asked quite a lot – getting a foot on the Non-Executive Director ladder is difficult enough but it does not seem to get any easier once you have secured your first NED roles. So how do you build on your NED, Governor or Trustee experience to create a PortfolioContinue reading “I’m an experienced NED but I’m not getting any new roles – what can I do?”

So You Want to Be a Non-Executive Director?

Are you thinking about becoming a non-executive director? Do you have the skills to join the board as an independent non-executive director? Do you know what the role entails? The following frequently asked questions (and answers) should give you the information to help you understand more about what it takes to become a non-executive director.Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Non-Executive Director?”