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Professionalising Professional Services

Are high quality functional leaders the magic ingredient? ...

Demand for Company Secretaries outstrips General Counsel as appointments slow to a trickle

The number of General Counsel appointments at FTSE 100 companies has declined from 13 in 2015 to just 7 last ...

Preparing for an IPO

Don’t forget to assemble the new Head Office team. In the frenzy of preparing to IPO, it is very easy to lose sight of the fact that you are also preparing the company for the significantly increased external scrutiny that comes with being a plc ...

FRC report on Corporate Culture and the role of Boards

This report looks at the increasing importance which corporate culture plays in delivering long-term business and economic success ...
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Control function leaders – you’ve never had it so good!

George Osborne is smiling, and no wonder, when the likes of the British Chamber of Commerce are predicting that the UK economy will grow by 2.7% this year. It was 2007 that the economy last grew at this level (3.1%) – the year that Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair as Prime Minister ...

Company Secretaries: Raising the Profile

Company secretaries have never enjoyed much attention, but dealing with the increasingly sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues of the past five years, means the role is emerging from the shadows ...

Lawyers on Boards – “Where Are They?”

UK Boards are criticised for being drawn from a narrow pool of individuals who hold, or have previously held, senior executive positions – most commonly CEO and CFO roles. In this report, we examine why there are currently so few NEDs with legal backgrounds in the UK despite this being an aspiration for many in the profession ...
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