Emerging markets: can you mitigate Know Your Customer (KYC) risk?

Emerging markets bring new challenges and risks to financial institution compliance regimes

Practical advice for NEDs when appointing a ‘leapfrog’ CEO

In their article, Leapfrog Succession: A New Trend in Appointing CEOs by Roselinde Torres, Gerry Hansell, Kaye Foster and David Baron, the authors identified an emerging trend whereby an increasing number of CEOs are ‘leapfrog leaders’ meaning that they have been fast-tracked past the more senior executives in the organisation. The reasons for making theseContinue reading “Practical advice for NEDs when appointing a ‘leapfrog’ CEO”

IoD Buckinghamshire, Directors Briefing, Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?

IoD Bucks & Milton Keynes Directors Briefing with David Doughty at Hartwell – “Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?” Location: Hartwell House Date: 25 February 2016 Time: 07:30 – 09:30 Email Event Bookings Price shown exclude VAT unless otherwise stated. Member price: £25.00 +VAT Non-member price: £30.00 +VAT Book tickets If you’ve ever wanted to findContinue reading “IoD Buckinghamshire, Directors Briefing, Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?”


Mark Ashcroft had just parked his car and was waiting for the airport shuttle bus when his mobile phone rang. Normally he would let it go to voicemail but when he saw that it was from the new Chairman, Janice Young, he decided that he’d better take it. “Janice. What’s up?” he asked. “Mark, IContinue reading ““A BOARDROOM TALE””

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?

Becoming a Non-Executive Director can be a win-win-win situation

When an SME executive takes a Non-Executive Director position on another SME board, not only does it benefit the individual and the board on which he or she sits as a NED, it also benefits the board on which they are an Executive Director – a true win-win-win situation

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) Thursday 20 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at: Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB Google Maps The IoD Young Business Forum (YBF) has been created to reach out to ambitious directors and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with peersContinue reading “IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014”

MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms

MPs criticised the management of the Treasury and Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme Philip Aldrick The Times Last updated at 12:01AM, January 21 2014 Small businesses are being held back by the Government’s failure to manage properly the financial support that it offers the sector. According to a leading committee of MPs, “ad hoc”Continue reading “MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms”

Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013

Finance for Non Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for non-finance executive and non-executive directors “Philip had an excellent wealth of experience & practical knowledge of a wide number of industries and was really warm & welcoming- An asset to the course!” Alana Chalmers, Marketing Management & Business Development This courseContinue reading “Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013”