This book is a practical guide for executive and non-executive directors and aspiring directors to lead, govern, and steer UK-based organisations to long-term sustainable success.
In today’s turbulent environment, corporate governance is increasingly scrutinised, and this book will consider how directors can ‘bring the future forward’ with respect to responsible and ethical governance and leadership against the challenging political, environmental, and economic backdrop. While other books discuss UK corporate governance, this one uniquely demonstrates how the work of directors can build an organisation’s antifragility, and offers a view of stewardship approaches to every sector and type of UK organisation, from large premium listed companies to start-ups, the public sector, not-for-profits, partnerships, and family-owned and private-equity-backed organisations.
Aspiring and experienced directors will each benefit from this book as well as those who provide board evaluation services, professional advisers, auditors, and those who provide training and other support for board members.
1.Governance and the Role of the Board
David Watt, Arturo Langa, and Eileen Maclean
Carum Basra and Monica Langa
3.Risk Management in the Boardroom
4.Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability
Sital Cheema and Monica Langa
5.Executive Directors on the Board
Chris Pearse, Monica Langa, and Lorraine Clinton
6.Role of the Company Secretary
Sheelagh Duffield and Gayle Watson
7.Recruiting and Maintaining an Effective Board
Monica Langa and Arturo Langa
8.Gaining Your First Non-Executive Board Appointment
9.Governance in the Private Sector
Charlotte Valeur, Claire Fargeot, and Patricia Barclay
10.Governance in the Public Sector
Rachel Gwyon and Arturo Langa
11.Governance in the Charity/Voluntary Sector
Patricia Armstrong and Margaret Wright
"For anyone considering joining a board, this book offers invaluable practical insight. The chapter on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) is particularly relevant at a time when stakeholder capitalism is on the rise. This is something I think about frequently and it is the talk of boardrooms around the world."
Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair – Mastercard, Global Chair 30% Club, Lead Director – Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Chair Intercontinental Exchange and Chair – Financial Alliance for Women
"It offers a practical guide for non-executive and executive board directors in the private, public and charity sectors of the UK. Its unusual but compelling combination of factual information and personal insights provided by practicing board members, offering insights that are just not available anywhere else."
Peter Allanson, Good Governance Institute
"This topic is of extreme importance to all Boards. Every director should understand the implications and ramifications for their business. The editors and contributing authors add to the growing body of scholarly and other works that provide a grounding and underpinning to the understanding of good governance."
Jonathan Geldart, Director General, Institute of Directors