Articles and commentaries about non executive directors

Independent Director

Joint initiative between Ernst and Young and the Institute of Directors to support and promote the role and contribution of non executive directors. Includes resources on best practice, risk management and stakeholder relationships. Also lists a number of reports and surveys.

LegalDay on the Higgins Report

Links to recent news pieces and articles about the Higgins Report and non executive directors.

The benefits of NEDs– London Business Link

PDF factsheet outlining the benefits of NEDs for companies.

Non-executive directors’ pay up by 40% – – Staff Reporters

Survey results reveal that those holding non executive directorships have increased their salary by up to 40%. The average annual pay of a FTSE100 non-executive rose to £40,000 according to the 2004 survey.

Insider – Bring women on board – – Hilarie Owen

Article discussing the advantages of more women working in the boardroom, both as financial directors and as non executives.

In defense of NEDs – – By Richard Mead

An brief commentary piece from July 2002 defending the role of NEDs post-Enron and highlighting the important role they can hold whenever a conflict of interest takes place.

NEDs and whistleblowing – Public Concern at Work – By Guy Dehn

Article reviewing the role of NEDs in deterring and addressing corporate wrongdoing, from the Public Concern at Work charity.

Boardroom roles article (requires free Abode plugin) – – By Adrian Cadbury

Article discussing the roles of individuals position holders in the boardroom, including the outside (non executive) director.

OECD Principles of Corporate Government (requires free Abode plugin) – OECD

The OECD’s 2004 publication laying out the responsibilities of the board, stakeholders and shareholders.

Journal of management and governance

Articles about management and governance, including NEDs. Many articles free online.