Non-executive directors

The role of the non-executive director is critical. All non-executive directors need to be aware of their right to challenge – and should regularly exercise that right where they think needed. Recruiting the right non-executive directors – and ensuring those appointed have the right skills to act as a critical friend - is a good first step toward effective corporate governance. Read below for more information.

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What is the role of a non-executive director, or what should it be?

23 September 2020

Non-executive directors play a crucial role in challenging and holding the Board of an organisation to account. There is a specific role they should be playing and they need to be prepared. Boards also need to recognise what they should be getting from their non-executive directors. Read more here.

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What red flags should non-executive directors always be alert to?

23 September 2020

Spotting and recognising red flags at Board level is the primary role of a non-executive director. Knowing what to look out for needs to be at the forefront of every Board member’s mind. Read more here for the kinds of red flag that non-executive directors should keep in mind.

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How can non-executive Board members manage change and gain assurance?

23 September 2020

The capacity for and ability to change is key for organisations in a changing and complex working environment. Boards need the skills to effectively manage that change to secure a sustainable future. Read more here to understand what steps Boards should be taking to enable change and govern it effectively.

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Board Diversity, so why is it so hard to achieve?

23 September 2020

Board diversity is critical. But it is clear that organisations find it difficult. This article dives into why diversity is crucial and some of the top tips to achieving it.

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