In recent years the length of board packs has increased significantly, especially in financial services, often surpassing a thousand pages. This information overload can hamper board members’ ability to think clearly, and thus their ability to make challenges where appropriate.
It is very clear that a new lens is being applied to board performance.
An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout. Chapter 10 looks at the induction, professional development, performance and evaluation of directors. Includes 'Checklist for evaluating board performance' and 'Checklist for evaluating personal performance'
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2019 seemed particularly bad for large-scale disruptive events, and it was, until 2020 and COVID-19 came along.
20 July: Chapter Zero Chair Julie Baddeley reflects on how climate change has moved up the board agenda, the rise of green capital, and the demand for effective climate-related reporting.
How have boards responded to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in light of the wide range of stakeholders they have to consider, and what should they be doing to plan for the future?
Webinars and other recordings
An overview of why it is important to gain board level support for counter fraud activity and create an ethical culture in your organisation.
This webinar in conjunction with the Fraud Advisory Panel will look at what the board can do to support its fraud team and the key questions it should ask.
Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved
This Corporate Governance Community webinar took place on 14 March 2019.
Niamh Corbett of Board Intelligence shares some practical and interesting tips around ‘The Six Conversations’ your Board should be having.
Graeme Nuttall OBE (Fieldfisher), and Andrew Ninian (The Investment Association) discuss how worker representation on boards could work for business.
Simon Lowe, Chairman of Grant Thornton Governance Institute, and Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate Governance, ICAEW, discuss the factors that constitute effective corporate governance.
Learn how to make the most of your NED or Board skills.
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Practical guidance on the effectiveness of boards and directors, covering a wide variety of corporate governance issues.
A chapter focusing on effective leadership by the board and its members.
Chapter 9 looks at the board and good governance, which includes the work of the nomination committee. Board diversity, corporate culture, succession planning and recruitment to the board, director induction and development and board evaluation are all covered.
The article highlights outcome of grading the boards of leading companies and sharing the result with the investors. Topics include the need of information by investors to know the improvisations in board; evaluation by board for assessing the performance at three levels: the board, the committees, and individual directors; and use of board evaluation by investors to help inform the voting decisions in director elections.
The article focuses on the effects of audit committee in day to day challenges faced by businesses. Topics include need of experienced, healthy skepticism, and strong communication skill based audit committee effectiveness; help of audit committees for adding new members to structured on-board process; and importance of executive and private sessions for effective functioning of the committee.
Greater boardroom attention to compliance is needed: here's how boards can build relationships with compliance staff.
The FRC published revised guidance on board effectiveness in July 2018
This OECD report provides an overview of international practices and regulatory frameworks for the evaluation of board performance in publicly listed companies
Series of best practice guides from leadership consultants SpencerStuart with chapters covering such topics as: measuring performance; induction and education; succession planning and board leadership.
PwC have put together this simple tool to give an indication of the principal areas that a board effectiveness review should cover
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