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Non-executive directors industry press

A collection of articles from journals and trade publications on the role and responsibilities of company directors

The Library & Information Service provides a hand-picked collection of industry press articles as a benefit of membership. If you are unable to access an article, please see our Help and support or contact library@icaew.com

How to.. become a non-executive director

The article discusses role of a non-executive director to companies. Topics discussed include advantage of experience and independence of mind to challenge and improve the governance or direction of the business

Why law firms need non-executive directors

Patrick McKenna explains why NEDs can provide any law firm with a number of benefits.

Performance effects of appointing other firms executive directors

This paper studies the effect on company performance of appointing non-executive directors that are also executive directors in other firms.

5 ways to... get the most out of non-execs

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.

Gen Y enters the boardroom

Jimmy McLoughlin, the Institute of Director's deputy head of policy, explores the arrival of millennials into the workplace and suggests that Generation Y may be particularly effective as non-executive directors.

Former executives serving as non-executive directors: resource channels or ineffective monitors

The authors investigate whether former executives serving as non-executive directors has an effect on their company's performance.

Tax warning to non-execs

Short update on HMRC changes to the guidance on taxing executive and non-executive directors and the intermediaries legislation (IR35) rules as of November 2013.

Partners for the future

Non-executive directors are critical friends of senior management, advising and challenging the board in equal measure. But increasingly they're also seen as business leaders. Industry experts offer advice on capturing one of these prized positions.


Neil Hodge examines the impact of the FRC's Audit Firm Governance Code requiring audit firms to hire non-executives on audit firms.

Lighting the way ahead

The article focuses on the expertise and behaviours needed by non-executive directors (NEDs) in order to carry out their duties. The authors recommend that the selection of NEDs should become more rigorous.

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