Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM|
British-born, white men around the age of 54 with a track record in finance still dominate the ranks of FTSE 100 CEOs, according to the latest Robert Half CEO tracker survey. Quelle Surprise.
But its analysis reveals some interesting detail. In the last 18 months there has been significant turnover - a fifth (21%) of CEOs in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM|
Ah, succession planning. Despite the fact that the UK's corporate governance watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has steadily been extolling its virtues - as have institutional investors - it seems UK plc is still very slow to 'get it.'
Worse - while there are regular complaints from the CBI about the 'lack of skills' available for business to hire, there appears to be little sense of urgency of the need in that case to try and develop those skills internal...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM|
When the UK government first launched its review of the under-representation of women in the boardrooms of publicly listed companies four years ago, it almost certainly had no idea of the scope of the repercussions. That under-representation has become an issue which - like Topsy - 'has grow'd'....and continues to balloon up, just months before a general election.
The UK Parliament's Intelligence and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2015 at 12:40 AM|
More than half of business leaders in the global financial services sector are planning to increase their headcount over the next 12 months, with asset management the most likely to be taking on new staff.
But 70% of CEOs interviewed by PwC see "the limited availablity of key skills as a threat to their growth."
PwC's reportRead Full Post »
|Posted on December 4, 2014 at 7:25 PM|
|Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:10 AM|
And once again, the issue of recruitment for boards comes under scrutiny.....
Guest Blog: Ian Joseph, CEO Trustees Unlimited
Trustees Unlimited is a joint venture between Bates Wells Braithwaite, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) andRead Full Post »
|Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM|
|Posted on October 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM|
Amid all the talk of things we need to fix when it comes to corporate governance and UK plc boardrooms, there are some things for which we can be grateful. This is one of them: the international nature of non-executive directors in the FTSE 350 - particularly when compared to the S&P 500.
Egon Zehnder, the global executive search firm, has been tracking the global capabilities of boards in a systematic way since 20...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 28, 2014 at 4:25 PM|
Phew. There are signs of fresh thinking - and progress -in the FTSE250 when it comes to gender diversity in the boardroom.
In March this year the 2014 Cranfield Female FTSE board report revealed good news on the FTSE100's ability to find appropriate women to sit at the table of its boardrooms. It also said...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 8, 2014 at 3:10 AM|
In the last three years - since Lord Davies of Abersoch launched his review on the underrepresenation of women in the UK's plc boardrooms - I have been to more awards ceremonies in the UK than I would have thought possible. The vast majority of them have focused on showcasing women in different sectors.
As a result I have met people I would never have come across otherwise as a journalist. Some of them have then ended up profiled in the pages of the Financial Times: not alwa...Read Full Post »