On this page members of the Corporate Governance Community can find more information on the role of chartered accountants who act as non-executive directors
Aimed at non-executive directors who must exercise independent judgement.
An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout.
7 January 2021: Following a webinar with HMRC’s Jim Harra last year, ICAEW’s series on how to be a non-executive director in the public sector continues in 2021.
Articles and features
The role of the Non-Executive Director (‘NED’) can be both challenging and rewarding, but it is important to know what you are getting into.
Dr Keith Arundale, Senior Visiting Fellow at the International Capital Market Association Centre and Non-Executive Director of Henley Business Angels, considers the prospects for venture capital firms
As many governments have taken action to improve the gender diversity on boards, James McMillan, a Non-Executive Director of the Stockport Credit Union, believes that more needs to be done to attract younger people to these roles.
In this case study, Andrew Haven, Vice President - Equity Propriety Trading at Deutsche Bank gives his account on why he enrolled on NFL. His NFL Mentor, Philip Gregory, Independent Non-Executive Director at Hansard Global, also shares how he helped Andrew.
Guidance on how to use ICAEW digital learning matierials.
ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty highlight 10 questions non-executive directors can ask to build a robust conversation around how their business is responding to the change. Therefore, the imminent change to LIBOR and its replacement with overnight rates will be far-reaching.
Neil French and Dawn White answer questions raised in the recent webinar.
In our 2019 report Information overload: effective boards and committees in financial services we outlined what executives, management and non-executives can do to make board meetings and board packs more effective.
Webinars and other recordings
International perspective: Gain key insights into the role of good governance in the public sector and how you could contribute to that acting as a NED.
The purpose of this webinar is to hear directly from a permanent secretary and from a chartered accountant NED about their experiences about working with a NED and acting as a NED.
Hear from the government teams about the public sector appointments process and get a better understanding of what the process involves and what skills a typical role might be looking for.
In this challenging time, good governance is more important than ever and the role of the non-executive director is a key part of that. This webinar explores the unique opportunities Covid-19 presents for NEDs.
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Chapter on the uniqueness of the non-executive director’s role and its impact on company performance.
A chapter analysing what makes boards effective, including achieving boardroom diversity and the role of board reviews.
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Explains the key elements of a listed company's annual report and accounts.
The ICSA Director's Guide explains all the core duties and liabilities of being a director from appointment to resignation, including disclosures, shareholder relations and corporate governance.
This chapter outlines UK employment taxation as it functions in the UK, with particular relevance to small businesses. It includes sections on the definition of self-employment, agency workers, non-executive directors (NEDs), national insurance contributions and the taxation of intermediaries.
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Patrick McKenna explains why NEDs can provide any law firm with a number of benefits.
This paper studies the effect on company performance of appointing non-executive directors that are also executive directors in other firms.
Experienced NED Gerry Brown offers advice on how companies can best utilise their non-executive directors. Here's five areas NEDs should be focusing on.
CIPD factsheet on the role, responsibilities and duties of a non-executive director, plus the liabilities a NED is likely to face. Requires free registration to view.
Revised guidance note from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), which provides an initial checklist of elements a company may wish to cover in its non-executive director appointment letters. It has been updated to reflect the 2018 versions of the UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness.
An updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code was published by the FRC in July 2018. The new Code applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The role of non executives is referred to throughout.
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