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Roles, duties and responsibilities

Find out more about the duties and responsibilities of the chair of the board, company director, non-executive director and company secretary.

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ICAEW's guide to directors' duties

This guide provides an overview of directors' duties and responsibilities. It covers responsibilities in relation to insolvent or financially challenged companies, as well as penalties for breach of directors' responsibilities.

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Board Directors Training Programme

In today's complex and volatile business landscape there’s an increasing scrutiny on the role and performance of the board. In response to these increasing enhance your board performance with ICAEW’s new online programme. The e-learning provides a benchmark framework for directors to measure their own role and competencies, through the use of webinars, eLearning, case studies, and training films.

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Company directors

CPD Training courses

Stay on top of the rapidly evolving corporate governance landscape and discover how to be a high-performing board director.
Corporate governance courses

Non-Executive Directors

How CFOs create a fairer future

Read our interviews with CFOs on how their role is changing. Access the CFO fairer future toolkit to help CFOs navigate the changing demands and how to make the most of it. 
CFO fairer future toolkit
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Company secretary

Chair of the board