Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 12:20 PM|
|Posted on November 7, 2016 at 9:45 AM|
Quietly, amid other events grabbing the headlines, there have been some interesting developments in UK corporate governance, by way of input to the government's BEIS Select Committee inquiry into corporate governance.
Both the independent regulator, the Financial Reporting Counc...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 2, 2016 at 10:50 AM|
It should not have taken this long, and it did not really need yet another piece of research to establish that ethnic diversity across UK boardrooms is "disproportionately low."
But this time it is a government-backed review, led by Sir John Parker, and it has immediately been backed by Britain's powerful business lobby group, the Con...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 25, 2016 at 5:05 PM|
The writing is on the wall for UK law firms - covered by me on Forbes regarding digital transformation and the opportunity as well as the disruption offered by Artificial Intelligence.
But there's another very important transformation they face - meeting demands on gender diversity.
On Page 47...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 11, 2016 at 2:05 AM|
There's nothing quite like 'walking the walk' - instead of 'talking the talk.'
This might well pose translation problems out of English as it is wonderul this blog has always had a global audience... but, hey - that seems to be the least of the problems on governance that abound. 'Walking the walk' means doing what you say you intend to do.
Before those who are disgruntled decide to troll me on Twitter (attention Tim Bush and any other analystsRead Full Post »
|Posted on September 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM|
There are currently 59 directors with an academic background serving on Fortune 100 boards in the United States.Guess how many non-executive directors with an academic background there are on the boards of FTSE 100 companies? EIGHT.
This is according to research undertaken by Oxford Brookes University’s Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice. It was commissioned by the 30% Club Higher Education Working Group and co-sponsored by KPMG in the UK.Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 6, 2016 at 9:20 AM|
Research just out from EY and ICSA: The Governance Institute finds that nomination committees in corporate boardrooms are "delving more deeply" to find executive talent. They are said to be "no longer thinking about upcming board changes, but are now looking more deeply into the or...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM|
Here's that rare thing: an interesting story for International Women's Day 2016, one to make us think diferently - because the old thinking really is not getting us very far.
Consider this -
Nearly twice as many women are directors of co-operative retailers as FTSE 100 and 250 companies
Half of co-operative retailers’ boards have 50% or more female directors, whereas no FTSE companies have over 50%
So I a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM|
FTSE companies are paying closer attention to the role of 'Head of Investor Relations' or IR, according to a survey just out by Korn Ferry, the talent and organisational consultancy.
Its conclusions are based on just 32 responses, but more than half (56%) of respondents had been in their role for two years or less, suggesting a high level of turnover. Over half (53%) were hired from other companies.
The research, based on a survey of heads of IR from FTSE ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM|
It isn't very surprising that women often don't make it into positions of power and visibility. Put an intelligent woman at the top and there is no telling what she might say or do....challenge is deeply feared when there are entrenched ways of thinking that are essentially self-serving.
I give you two examples.
Since January 1st, Oxford has a new Vice Chancellor -Read Full Post »