In their 8th Directors Liability Survey Willis Towers Watson, in association with Clyde & Co., recently provided the latest global view of what board members fear most for 2021. This on-line webinar presented by the lead members of the report contributors from Willis Towers Watson and Clyde & Co, supported by the experience of NEDA and its members, will enable NEDs to consider their own exposures and those of their board.
Despite a year of unprecedented turmoil across the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide trend of increasing focus on director exposures has not let up. In England & Wales, we have seen a slew of new laws, regulations and consultations, from the Pensions Act 2021 to the FCA listing rule requiring a TCFD “comply or explain” statement to be made by premium listed companies, to the UK Government’s consultation regarding audit and governance, all of which impose or talk about imposing new obligations on directors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also coincided with and intensified a “hard market” for Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurers, unlike any seen before. In the report, there is also a consideration of the impact the hard market has had on the survey respondents and the limits that they buy.
Please join us at a ‘forward-looking’ webinar as we consider the areas that boards and NEDs should be focused on, including:
- The top 5 D&O risks for boards
- Class actions – what are the global trends?
- Insolvency, influence of social media, and regulatory exposures
- Corporate culture and whistleblowing – why should we care?
- The current D&O insurance – making sense of the current market
The session will be led by Graham Durgan, Chair at NEDA, and will consider the views and insight from contributors to the report from Willis Towers Watson and Clyde & Co. and from a portfolio NED and experienced business leader who will provide a sense-check on how boards are dealing with this important area.
To read the Survey Report click here.
To book your place on this webinar please use the link above.
Note: Registration details will be shared by NEDA and Willis Towers Watson as part of the logistics of running the event.