Board chairs and non-executive directors wanted a simpler way to benchmark their progress towards net zero. The new Chapter Zero Board Scorecard is the result.
Non-executive directors articles
Articles and feature from the ICAEW on the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors
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The non-executive director’s role has changed considerably in recent years. Boards are seeking people with exactly the right expertise.
Taking on the role of ‘Non-Executive Director’… boards do need You!
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.
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.
28 January 2021: Delivering the UK's net zero ambition should be a priority for every board member – executive and non-executive director alike. Chapter Zero and ICAEW have come together to explain what net zero really means for businesses and their boards.
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.
4 January 2021: ICAEW is running a webinar series on the important role non-executive directors play in the public sector and how chartered accountants can add valuable insight and gain rewarding experience via such roles.
Whats it like being a NED in the public sector
In the first of a series of articles and webinars on NEDs in the public sector, we talked to Heather Logan ACA to find out more about serving on the boards of public bodies in Scotland.
3 September: In the first of a series of articles and webinars on NEDs in the public sector, we talked to Heather Logan ACA to find out more about serving on the boards of public bodies in Scotland.
19 June 2020: What do non-executive directors (NEDs) need to know about working effectively during the pandemic?
Overboard and overloaded in financial services: checklists for NEDs in banking, insurance and investment management
Non-executive directors need to manage their roles so they have the right amount of time for all the companies they serve, and time to develop themselves professionally.
Reducing the size of board packs
Zsuzsanna Schiff talks to Hitesh Patel, independent NED and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee about how to reduce the size of the board packs
Seven reasons why a board role can boost your career
There is a lot of focus on how to get non-executive director (NED) positions on corporate boards and the best way to build a portfolio career – but many professionals don’t realise the value of laying the groundwork for success at this level much earlier in their careers.
The right non-executive directors can bring great value to board meetings, but the wrong ones can bog an organisation down in a quagmire of corporate governance, says Oliver Cummings.
A look at the NED's changing role
After several business failures, the role of the non-executive director is coming under scrutiny
ICAEW's Financial Services Faculty explains what Non-Executive Directors and Chief Financial Officers can do to improve organisational culture.
In the wake of another large-scale corporate governance disaster, non-executives must present greater challenge in the boardroom to protect their companies and stakeholders
ICAEW members in the UK can explore non-executive opportunities through an online platform provided by KPMG.
A board of directors must have the necessary diversity and experience relevant to the company’s business. Financial knowledge is clearly important, but there’s another area which is often ignored: international experience and understanding.
Better boardroom behaviour
Boards of directors are under pressure to scrutinise the risks, leadership and values of the financial institutions they oversee in more detail. Dawn Cowie looks at whether their approach is changing.
The appeal of being a NED
The risk-reward balance for non-executive directors has shifted. Dawn Cowie examines the regulatory and legal climate, and Colin Carnall weighs up the demands and enduring appeal of the role.
Starting as a non-executive director
Despite some of the bad publicity about risks versus rewards and the increasingly onerous responsibilities associated with being a non-executive director, it is still a worthwhile thing to do. January 2008.