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.