NED interview

How did I become an NED? My experience applying for roles

Simon Burke talks about the small changes he made to his curriculum vitae that have helped him win more interviews for NED roles.

The Female-Founded Businesses Paving the way for Financial Empowerment

To honour International Women’s Day, we spotlight the female-founded businesses aiming to boost economic empowerment for women and promote financial literacy in the UK.

2022 trends

The five trends Non-Executive Directors need to know about in 2022

The issues that are going to be at the forefront of Board discussions in 2022, from ESG and wellbeing to new ways of working.

Boards and cyber security

How your board can minimise the risks of ransomware attacks

It’s important Board members stay proactive about ransomware to guard your business against attacks. Here’s what you can do.

Climate change

Only two-thirds of FTSE 350 companies have published plans to tackle climate change

The recent Boardroom Bellwether report surveyed the secretaries of the FTSE 350 to investigate how companies are responding to environmental issues.

NEDs joining SPACs

8 questions non-executive directors need to ask before joining SPACs

Joining the board of a SPAC may seem tempting but what are the risks and what questions should you be asking?

Practical answers to ESG questions for Boards

“They are liars or they’re just stupid and they don’t know”. This is how Arnold Schwarzenegger described those who still believe that “going green” is economically detrimental.

2022 wellness predictions for NEDs

Four 2022 wellness predictions that non-executive directors need to know about

We looked at the key emerging trends non-executive directors (NEDs) need to keep in mind in 2022, particularly in relation to wellbeing.

NEDs and high-growth startups-min

The challenges for non-executive directors joining high-growth start-ups

Startups need the experience that non-executive directors offer, but the role and relationship is different from working with larger companies.

Shining a spotlight on Africa in the climate change debate

When Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan activist, was cropped out of a photo of young climate leaders that included the likes of Greta Thunberg, it sparked a debate about the discrimination experienced by many minority activists. Vanessa later said “a photo crop-out is an easy way to describe it but it’s really a metaphorical crop out from the narrative of climate science in general”…