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Navigating the challenge of greater regulation of the non-executive role.

By | 12/10/2021 in Blog posts

Peter Snowdon offers up some important guidance for NEDs navigating the increasingly difficult challenge of greater regulation of their non-executive role.

Key Learnings on the Benefits & Pitfalls of a Non-Executive Career

By | 05/10/2021 in Blog posts

Maggie Carver CBE, Chair of the Racecourse Association and Deputy Chair of Ofcom, talked to Bvalco’s Peter Snowdon about the benefits and pitfalls of a…

The Role of the Board in scaling technology enabled businesses.

By | 05/07/2021 in Blog posts

Colin Tenwick, Senior Advisor, Investor, Chairman and NED joined Alison Gill to discuss his substantial experience helping organisations to grow and scale.  Colin discussed how…

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Power of emotion – Part 4: How good boards stay effective

By | 22/06/2021 in Blog posts

Corporate boards are by definition dealing with big issues and are responsible for taking important decisions. This is rarely achieved efficiently without a really sound…

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Do boards need people people?

By | 08/06/2021 in Blog posts

Boardroom agendas are increasingly concerned with people issues – a trend explored by Bvalco’s Ali Gill in HR Magazine.

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Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance. We consider the latest government white paper and raise some key questions.

By | 25/05/2021 in Blog posts

Peter Snowdon considers the Government proposal to require directors to attest to the effectiveness of their company’s internal controls.

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Board Effectiveness Guild paper

By | 21/05/2021 in Blog posts

We know that a review of a board’s effectiveness is important but the true value of that review is not always guaranteed.

I recently chaired a discussion with NEDs on not only what makes a review good, but also bad and even ugly.

Much like a board review itself, an open and honest analysis of what works and what doesn’t provided invaluable insights into how we can be better. Here are the key takeaways’.

Power of emotion – Part 3: How will boards learn from the pandemic?

By | 10/05/2021 in Blog posts

The first action for boards as we begin to exit the pandemic is to effectively review how the board operated throughout, what are the learnings…

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‘They think it’s all over – it is (for) now

By | 28/04/2021 in Blog posts

The spectacular own goal of the European Super League (ESL) may be a symptom of governance failures at the companies that control the clubs. Powerful owners were in the spotlight but where were the Directors and what governance considerations were undertaken before decisions were made? Peter Snowdon explores.

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What should a board consider when shopping for a new leader?

By | 19/04/2021 in Blog posts

What should a board consider when shopping for a new leader. Joy McKnight, Editor of The Banker talks to Alison Gill about the many questions around what boards should be thinking about when considering who should next take the helm.

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