Boardroom

IoD Gives "Cautious Welcome" to Tesco Board Appointments

Dr Roger Barker | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Dr Roger Barker

Last month's news that UK's biggest supermarket, Tesco, had overstated forecast profits by £250m, was understandably greeted with stunned incredulity by business analysts and commentators...

Why I Won't Be 'Leaning Back'

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Lindsay Pattison

The boardroom can be an intimidating environment, especially when you're new to it. Old school boards can be either full of 'yes' men and cigar smoke with a controlling chair, or a noisy room full of jousting and bravado. Neither is ideal. Global agency network boards are steadfastly male dominated, so it's something I've had to adapt to, fast.

Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.

CIOs Have Customers Too...

Andrew Carr | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

A survey carried out by Bull earlier this year produced some real insight into the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The results showed that CIOs feel frustrated by a lack of freedom and influence. This set us thinking about what they must do to adapt to shifting business patterns and to make their voices heard more clearly in the boardroom.

Consensus in the Boardroom?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Britain's latest depressing GDP figures prompted me to go back and take a second look at Ipsos MORI's latest Captains of Industry survey. This is an annual barometer, tracking the mood in Britain's boardooms.

Charlie Thomas

Third Time Lucky For The Turnaround King? What Next For Fox And Moore

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

The demise of HMV has thrown the spotlight onto its current chief executive - Trevor Moore - and his predecessor Simon Fox. Moore previously ran Je...

Female Middle Managers: The Engine Room of the Economy

Karen Gill | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Gill

It's all very well desperately finding women to sit on boards in an effort to head off compulsory quotas, but for there to be real and lasting change in the boardroom there needs to be large numbers of talented women coming up through the ranks. So how do we address the female talent pipeline?

All Aboard? The EU Looks Again at Quotas for Women on Boards

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

Merely sticking to the status quo will achieve little in progressing gender balance in the boardroom. Regulatory nudges have helped, with FTSE 100 boardrooms having risen to around 17% women, but something more forceful will be required to get anywhere near 40%.

Are Men Just Better at Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Many people still don't believe that women are equipped to understand tech. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all considered natural 'boys'' subjects. Women break computers, men fix them. Women use technology, men create technology.