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What makes a good NHS Non-Executive Director?

The Francis and Keogh reports highlight the need for good governance and effective Non-Executive Directors in the NHS

Both Francis and Keogh reports have highlighted the crucial role played by Non-executive directors in the NHS.

Questions about standards of nursing care, above average mortality rates and low staff morale are continually […]

What skills do Non-Executive Directors need?

Use this checklist to see if you have the skills Non-Executive Directors need to be effective […]

How to write a Non-Executive Director CV

A Non-Executive Director CV is different from an Executive CV

The skill-set required to be a successful Non-Executive Director is different from an Executive Director’s skill-set so it makes sense that your Non-Executive Director CV should be different from one you would use to obtain an Executive position.

A summary of […]

10 things Non-Executive Directors can do to satisfy their legal responsibilities

Falling foul of the law can have serious consequences for Non-Executive Directors – here are 10 steps you can take to avoid it happening

The 2006 UK Companies Act, which sets out the legal duties and responsibilities of Company Directors, is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever written. Falling foul of the law […]

Working with the board in the 21st century

Challenges

Boards of organisations of all shapes and sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors face new challenges due to the way society expects businesses and not-for-profits to behave.

These challenges have been brought about by the corporate excesses of the last century and the dramatic failures of […]

The UK Corporate Governance Code 2014 Update

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) […]

Is your board dysfunctional?

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Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results?

If not, your board is likely to have some degree of dysfunctionality and is possibly in need of an intervention.

I have been working with boards […]

Exactly what should company directors do?

company directors

For the first time in law, the 2006 UK Companies Act sets out what a company directors duties are

The 2006 Companies Act, which set out to streamline and simplify UK Company law, ended up being one of the largest pieces of legislation ever written!

However, it did, for the […]

Exactly what should directors do?

If you are a company director and you have been aware of your duties under the 2006 Companies Act and you have been complying with them then you can be satisfied that you are acting within the law – if not, then you should review how you and your board operates to make sure that you are discharging your director’s duties correctly. […]