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May
23
Thu
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Institute of Directors
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 23 May 2019 @ Institute of Directors
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':'','orientation':'0'}' data-image-title='NED3' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=300%2C177&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=695%2C409&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-113603′ src=’https://i0.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31-300×177.png?resize=300%2C177&ssl=1′[...]
Jun
11
Tue
2019
9:00 am The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
The Effective Non-Executive Dire... @ The Plaza
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The effective Non-Executive Director course helps you to be an effective non-executive director. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge. <img data-attachment-id='113603' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/10-things-non-executive-directors-can-do-to-satisfy-their-legal-responsibilities/ned3-2/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NED31.png?fit=1500%2C883&ssl=1' data-orig-size='1500,883' data-comments-opened='0'[...]
Jun
25
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ Cornwall Buildings
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Birmingham 25 June 2019 @ Cornwall Buildings
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.   <img data-attachment-id='2823' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/become-non-executive-director-manchester-24-september-2014/ned1/' data-orig-file='https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,300' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}' data-image-title='NED1' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=300%2C149&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=695%2C347&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-2823′[...]
Jul
16
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ 111 Piccadilly
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ 111 Piccadilly
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
How to become a Non-Executive Director – Manchester 16 July 2019 @ 111 Piccadilly
Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course. <img data-attachment-id='2823' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/become-non-executive-director-manchester-24-september-2014/ned1/' data-orig-file='https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,300' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}' data-image-title='NED1' data-image-description=' ‘ data-medium-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=300%2C149&ssl=1′ data-large-file=’https://i2.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709592905.png?fit=695%2C347&ssl=1′ class=’alignright size-medium wp-image-2823′ src=’https://i0.wp.com/www.nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NED1-e1403709558124-300×149.png?resize=300%2C149&ssl=1′[...]
Sep
10
Tue
2019
9:00 am How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
How to become a Non-Executive Di... @ The Waterfront
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Are you thinking of becoming a Non-Executive Director as part of a Portfolio Career or to develop your boardroom skills prior to taking up an executive director role? <img data-attachment-id='211' data-permalink='https://nedworks.net/how-to-become-a-non-executive-director-bristol-21-january-2013/boardroomlr/' data-orig-file='https://i1.wp.com/nedworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/boardroomlr-e1403708151819.png?fit=600%2C486&ssl=1' data-orig-size='600,486' data-comments-opened='0' data-image-meta='{'aperture':'0','credit':'','camera':'','caption':'','created_timestamp':'0','copyright':'','focal_length':'0','iso':'0','shutter_speed':'0','title':''}'[...]

Transparency data: Insolvency practitioner sanctions: Susan Wriglesworth and Thomas Fox 12 March 2019

By HM Government On 12 March 2019 a disciplinary consent order was made against Susan Wriglesworth and Thomas Fox formally of Creditfix Ltd and Licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs).

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Little Hearts Matter – Trustee

By Debbie Wright

Trustee – Little Hearts Matter Organisation: Little Hearts Matter Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 20th June 2019 Region: Nation Wide Vacancy Details Little Hearts Matter is seeking to expand & strengthen its Trustee Board with someone who has the experience and networking abilities to help us grow efficiently. Little Hearts Matter Little Hearts Matter offers […]

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News story: British Steel Limited in liquidation: information for customers, employees and creditors

By HM Government On 22 May 2019 the High Court ordered British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation. The Official Receiver was appointed as liquidator.

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Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

By Gavin Hinks

businesswoman, gender, diversity

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards.

According to a survey by Spencer Stuart, a firm of headhunters, the US places mid-table with 24% of boardroom roles in the largest publicly listed companies held by women. Norway has 46% and France 43%. Even the UK does better than the US, with 28%.

This week Women Corporate Directors, one of the most hard-working campaign groups in the US corporate world, has published a set of recommendations providing key steps for companies seeking to improve boardroom diversity.

Speaking in San Jose at the organisation’s annual conference, WCD’s chief executive Susan Keating said: “Directors have it in their hands to change the face of the boardroom.”

The US is struggling with structural headwinds. A recent survey from think tank The Conference Board found there was so little turnover of boardroom members it could present a significant barrier to accelerating the speed of change.

In February, figures from financial research group Morningstar revealed that the largest 500 companies in the Russell 3000 had 23.7% of board positions occupied by women. In the next 2,500, women on average held just 13.6%. One fifth of Russell 3000 companies have no female directors at all.

Practical steps to boost diversity

WCD, along with its partner on the project, the KPMG Board Leadership Center, says companies should consider 12 measures. These include seeking a a “diverse slate” for every board director search; removing bias from its from search criteria while maintaining focus on strategic need; and finding ways to connect with new networks of qualified board staff.

Companies should also regularly review their own “diversity scorecards” and hold management accountable for implementing inclusive leadership.

The WCD recommendations are a timely reminder that there are practical steps to improving boardroom diversity. Often, surveys emerge portraying progress—or not—but little is said about the remedies.

Transparency is also a crucial issue for WCD. Its report says it is increasingly important for shareholders “seeking a better window into the composition and effectiveness of the board”.

Elsewhere, there is strong anecdotal evidence that board diversity is viewed as a proxy for corporate culture by shareholders concerned that investee companies have established the right values and an appropriate working environment.

Some states in the US have taken a legal route to address diversity numbers. Under a reform enacted in 2018, companies headquartered in California must have at least one female director by the end of 2019 and, depending on company size, at least two or three by the end of 2021. Illinois and New Jersey are considering their own measures.

These gradual changes contrast starkly with Norway, which mandated women on boards in 2003—the first country to do so.

WCD’s report says: “Whether looking at gender in the US or internationally, or other parameters of diversity such as race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, there is progress, but the movement is so slow that the most commonly used word associated with the pace of change is ‘glacial’.”

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North East Scotland College Regional Board – Board Members

By Debbie Wright

Board members – North East Scotland College Regional Board Reference: 1649 Remuneration: Unremunerated Location: Within Scotland – not further specified Closing date: 03 June 2019 at midnight North East Scotland College’s vision is to be a College that transforms lives and supports regional development. This will continue to be achieved through the provision of inspirational […]

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Migrant Help – Trustee

By Debbie Wright

Trustee – Migrant Help Organisation: Migrant Help Reference: Vacancy Type: Trustee Deadline: 20th June 2019 Region: Nation Wide Vacancy Details Trustee vacancies Unremunerated, reasonable expenses will be paid Location: London, Dover and nationwide Migrant Help is looking to augment, grow and diversify its Board recruiting three new trustees who would like to play part in […]

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Press release: Travel agency boss banned following unexplained company payments

By HM Government Director of Chatham-based travel agency banned for seven years after lack of accounts cannot explain thousands of pounds worth of company payments.

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Voluntary Action Camden – Treasurer

By Debbie Wright

Treasurer – Voluntary Action Camden Organisation: Voluntary Action Camden Reference: Treasurer Vacancy Type: Treasurer Deadline: 30th June 2019 Region: London Vacancy Details VAC supports individuals and groups to get involved in civil society, sharing information and resources and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Camden. We are looking for individuals who […]

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Transparency data: Insolvency practitioner sanctions: Susan Wriglesworth 22 January 2019 (2)

By HM Government On 22 January 2019 a disciplinary consent order was made against Susan Wriglesworth of Harrogate

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Transparency data: Insolvency practitioner sanctions: Michael Kienlen 12 March 2019

By HM Government On 12 March 2019 a disciplinary consent order was made against Michael Kienlen of Armstrong Watson, Yorkshire

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