Can a director serve two interests? – a dilemma

Xevach is a director on the board of a government trading enterprise. He also chairs the governance committee. The company has a significant geographic monopoly and owns and operates a vital piece of infrastructure in the industry. One of Xevach’s colleagues on the board, Yolanda, is a former director of a larger, competing, government trading [...]

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When a director knows what isn’t in the papers – a dilemma

Winsome is a director of a large listed company. She has a strong track record in M&A advisory work and is now embarking on a non-executive career. She is finding the ‘hands off’ aspects of the role quite challenging as she is instinctively and by training a detail focused manager. She has been mentoring one [...]

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Issues for a prospective owner director – a dilemma

Sam is an experienced manager and has worked for over twenty years in his industry. He has also sat on two not for profit boards and enjoys the governance role. Now he has an opportunity to buy an equity stake in a small business that has a product and service for which market demand is [...]

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51% compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code

Grant Thornton have issued their annual Corporate Governance Review for 2012; which is a review of the annual reports of the FTSE 350 to analyse their compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code. The headline grabbing figure is that full compliance with the Code has hit a plateau, with 51% of the FTSE 350 being [...]

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