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Owning the problem

By | 10/05/2022 in Blog posts

There is a danger that a board and its constituent members, having engaged an external person to conduct an evaluation and shared with them in confidential sessions their concerns and issues, will feel that they have off-loaded the problems for another then to resolve.

Difficult decisions – the need for information

By | 13/04/2022 in Blog posts

Information for the board needs to be well presented and clear as to what it covers and what is its purpose. If the executive is looking for a decision from the board, this needs to be clear from the face of the document. Too much control can stifle innovation and fetter the ability of the board to engage in high quality debate.

Managing Succession

By | 21/02/2022 in Blog posts

Managing succession remains a challenging process, and it often takes the intervention of an independent third party with whom directors feel able to share their concerns for it to be raised and advanced.

Harnessing the power and dedication of young minds.

By | 14/02/2022 in Blog posts

Reviewing the board of one charity I had the opportunity to observe the contributions of the two youngest members of that board. Each of them was in their twenties and their vision, their insight and their maturity were remarkable. They were a real asset.

Independent investigation

By | 07/02/2022 in Blog posts

One of the questions which has arisen in the context of the UK’s current political machinations centres on how an investigation into alleged failings should…

Trust in governance

By | 24/01/2022 in Blog posts

One of the consequences of the events in Downing Street has been a loss of trust between those who govern and those who are governed….

The Role of the Board in Effective Succession Planning

By | 02/11/2021 in Blog posts

Interesting to note that with the departure of Jes Staley, Barclays had a successor at hand in C.S. Venkatakrishnan, who had been identified over a year before. In this article, Peter Snowden looks at the role of the board in effective succession planning.

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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