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How does a chairman in conjunction with the company secretary assess who best to evaluate the Board?

2020-07-20T11:43:58+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , |

How does a chairman in conjunction with the company secretary assess who best to evaluate the Board? An option is via the procurement process rather than via the Chair or Company Secretary, usually by tender, where there is no contact and a rigid system/process [...]

Devonshire House Panel Debate – 25 June 2019 – Should NEDs stop things going wrong?

2020-07-20T11:44:43+01:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , |

Should NEDs stop things going wrong? This is the subject of the Devonshire House Panel Debate on Corporate Governance to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019. Sharon Constançon of Genius Boards will be chairing the debate, which is hosted by Pinsent Masons at [...]

Africa as a growth continent

2020-07-20T11:35:10+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , |

Many international businesses are showing an interest in Africa, as a business opportunity to grow their markets, business and bottom line. Coming off a low business maturity base Africa offers high risk but high returns. Not always easy, not always win, but has a [...]

Brexit delays making money work

2020-07-20T11:45:36+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , |

Many British organisations appear to be handcuffed by Brexit. Many consultancy styled businesses are finding two things: - How to earn a fortune to tell a company there is still not clarity – but they have at least spent the money “preparing for Brexit”. [...]

Shareholder Spring – Remuneration discontent

2012-11-01T22:12:43+00:00August 18th, 2012|Categories: News & Events|

May 27, 2012 Various articles and issues over the last month have seen unprecedented power being exercised by shareholders.Business Line opinion issued today gives a good summary. The Guardian covered the Barclays debacle as did The Telepgraph and many others.Aviva as covered by InsuranceAge and BBC earlier this month. The end of this article [...]

All trousers, no skirts?

2012-10-19T14:38:52+01:00June 1st, 2012|Categories: News & Events|

The May edition (or it may be titled June) of the IRM magazine has an interesting article on women on Boards in the UK titled “All trousers, no skirts?”The focus of the article is the risk Boards are taking by not heading the diversity [...]

Risk Management – A Board Responsibility

2012-11-01T22:07:40+00:00April 4th, 2012|Categories: News & Events|

“The Board is responsible for determining the nature and extent of the significant risks it is willing to take in achieving its strategic objectives.”UK Corporate Governance CodeRisk management – a motto:The disruptive intelligence that pierces “perfect-place” arroganceRichard Anderson – Chairman of the Institute of [...]

Board Attitudes to Board Evaluations

2012-11-01T22:08:31+00:00March 31st, 2012|Categories: News & Events|

Our experience is that Boards are resistant to being evaluated, either internally or by external parties.Internal Board Evaluation - there is the primary concern of drectors about confidentiality.  Our concern is also the content of the evaluation which is often not effective when designed internally.  Self [...]

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