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Our insights section brings together a summary of key news articles, publications and thought leadership for our members produced and compiled by NEDA and our key Sponsors and Partners.

The Annual Review of the Corporate Governance Code

This year’s ‘Annual Review of the Corporate Governance Code’ published by the Financial Reporting Council shows that many large listed companies are still just ‘ticking boxes’ to comply while failing to improve corporate culture, embed diversity effectively and also consider the impact and views of shareholders and the wider community.

Financial Reporting Lab Latest Newsletter

The Financial Reporting Lab has released its latest Newsletter for Q4 2019.


The report sets out actions to deliver a global sustainable financial system, with recommendations for all parts of the investment chain. The report was updated in December 2019 to reflect the actions and momentum that has built in the financial system since the report was first released.

The Hampton-Alexander Review 2019: Progress Update for Women Representation on Boards

The Hampton-Alexander 2019 Review has been published and shows progress over the last year in achieving the 33% target for women on boards and in leadership teams of FTSE 350 companies by 2020.

The 2019 Non-Executive Directors’ Association NED Debate – The Debate Report

On Wednesday 16 October 2019, the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) and Smith & Williamson hosted the annual NED Debate, in association with Company Matters (part of the Link Group).

QCA Research Report: Corporate Governance on AIM

In September 2018, London Stock Exchange required all companies on AIM to adopt a corporate governance code for the first time. Of the 900+ companies on the market, around 90% chose to adopt the Quoted Companies Alliance (‘QCA’) Corporate Governance Code (the QCA Code). 

FRC’s year-end advice to Audit Committee Chairs and Finance Directors

The FRC’s Chief Executive, Sir Jon Thompson, has called on Audit Committee Chairs and Finance Directors to consider the FRC’s view on key matters as they prepare for the 2019/20 financial reporting season.

We want your views: Request to complete a NED Forum survey on ‘People Advocates on the Board’

The Managing Partners’ Forum, in partnership with the Non-Executive Directors' Association (NEDA), is campaigning for suitable leaders and HR professionals to be appointed to Boards and ExCos.

The CEO Guide to Boards

Building a strong board of directors never seems to get easier. High-profile board failures, the boom in activist investing, and the disruptive forces
of technology are only a few of the reasons effective board governance is becoming more important.

Lead From the Top: How to build a sustainability competent board

Sustainability risks—including climate change, water crises, human rights and inequality—are creating new challenges for board members to meet their fiduciary responsibilities and ensure long-term shareholder success and overall value creation.

The NED Debate – a lively debate with another slant on the issue of diversity in the boardroom

On Wednesday 16 October 2019, the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (‘NEDA’) and Smith & Williamson hosted the annual NED Debate, in association with Company Matters (part of the Link Group).

How the CMA investigates cartels

Those involved in cartels will often go to great lengths to ensure they go undetected. In this article CMA will provide some insights into what tools and techniques they use during the different stages of the investigation to uncover and expose suspicious behaviour.

The NED Awards 2020 have been launched - Nominate a Non-Executive Director TODAY!

The Non-Executive Director Awards, now in their fourteenth year, recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors within the business and not-for-profit community. NEDA worked with Peel Hunt to establish the Awards and has been a lead sponsor of the event for each year since 2006.

Bank of England Publish Results of Finance Sector Cyber Resilience Exercise

The exercise, commissioned by the Cross Market Operational Resilience Group jointly chaired by the Bank and UK Finance, explored the sector’s resilience to a major cyber incident impacting the UK. 

QCA Research: The role of the NED in Growth Companies

Boosting the effectiveness of Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) in growth companies is the aim of a new guide based on the findings of research by Henley Business School.

The Financial Reporting Lab publishes latest report: Disclosures on the sources and uses of cash

The Financial Reporting Lab has published its latest project report: Disclosures on the sources and uses of cash.

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