Yesterday’s discussion about the role of the chairman led me back to work Tomorrow’s Company did five years ago. It took the form of letters from different people to a new chairman. So the finance director, the General Counsel, the CEO, the Senior Independent Director, … Continue readingWhy the mandate matters
This morning I am joining a panel at KPMG to discuss: what makes a good Chairman of a company? and what are the biggest challenges? On my way to the event my main thoughts are: Ensuring that the right CEO is selected … Continue readingWhat Makes a Good Chairman?
Three separate items of ft.com news today illustrate the gaping hole that exists where the UK’s political parties should be offering their vision and agenda for stewardship to encourage long term wealth creation. First there is all party concern about the Melrose takeover bid … Continue readingPay, Nationalisation and Takeovers: How Our Politics is Failing Wealth Creation
UK Governance Reforms – Why Doesn’t Government Start By Taking Its Own Medicine? There are many ironies in the UK government’s review of corporate governance, as a new article on ft.com makes clear. It all started with the Prime Minister’s instincts that people … Continue readingUK Governance Reforms – Why Doesn’t Government Start By Taking Its Own Medicine?
Three big beasts in Aldeburgh For those who haven’t been there, Aldeburgh is a small town on the UK’s Suffolk (East Anglian) coast which is most often mentioned in despatches for its association with the composer Benjamin Britten and the quality of its fish … Continue readingBooks, wind and waves in Aldeburgh