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Chair of the board

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of the chair of a company board

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9 Traits of an effective Audit Committee

Having an effective Audit Committee is essential for good corporate governance as it leads on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and external audit functions.

Conflict and tension in the boardroom

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of boardroom conflict and tension.

Disputes on boards

It is a fact of life that disputes arise on boards, no matter the size of the organisation or whether the members of the board are paid non-executives or unpaid volunteers.

What makes a good chairman?

Frank Lewis, independent non-executive director and chairman, and Dr Sarah Blackburn, Managing Director, the Wayside Network explore what makes an effective chairman.

Non-Executive Directors in Europe

The EU has surveyed the extent to which Member States have applied the Commission’s recommendations on the independence of non-executive directors and potential conflicts of interest. January 2008.

Company law

Changes outlined in the Companies Act 2006 brings about new rights and obligations. October 2008.

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Being a good board chair

How to be an effective board chair: eight principles for chairs to follow, plus examples of leaders who apply them well.

Passing the chair baton

The article discusses the five-step process of board leadership succession. Topics discussed include the importance of defining the role of a board chair, a sound and repeatable chair selection process that helps to identify viable candidates while engaging the chief executive officer (CEO), and recommendations for transition planning and board chair development.

Help your new chair move up: Here's what a top board leader needs to know to be successful - and what you need to know to help.

The article offers information on orientating a new board chair. Topics include the ensuring that the board chair commands a knowledge of governance best practices such as responsibilities and roles, inspiring members of the board, and implementation of ethics and compliance standards.

Close up: How to be a chairman

The article offers the author's insights on how to become a chairman of a corporation. Topics discussed by the author include the role of a board chairman such as to select, support, and challenge a chief executive officer (CEO); personal ambition of a chairman must be connected into the organisation; and understand to value the work and the people..

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