UK Governance Articles

Obtain insight on a range of issues related to best practice in board governance; with content written and curated by the senior global team at Integrity Governance who have many years’ experience in making boards more effective.

The content provided by the consultants, led by Founder and Managing Partner John Harte – a sought after speaker and thought leader on board effectiveness, practical governance and business disruption – will provide food for thought for all those committed to delivering boards that add value.

In this section there’s a wealth of topical articles and reports featuring advice and tips on how boards can improve their decision making and be fit for the future, along with industry-related news.

The evolving role of the company secretary in volatile times

May 18th
The evolving role of the company secretary This article first appeared in the National Housing Association UK. Company secretaries within housing…
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How to deliver a smooth CEO transition

April 21st
When a new CEO has been appointed that is only the first part of the succession process complete. The second stage is the all-important transition – the transfer of roles…
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How to plan for CEO succession: Four key steps

April 12th
How to plan for CEO succession News stories on “The Great Resignation” have raised the profile of the ongoing and critical role of the board in succession planning. Effective boards…
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How to Create a Workplace Culture that Unlocks Growth

March 30th
This article first appeared in CEO Monthly For real, tangible business growth having a positive culture in the workplace is essential. This requires having healthy day-to-day attitudes, behaviours…
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Create an Alumni of Retired Board Members

March 18th
Create an Alumni of Retired Board Members This article first appeared on European Business Review Nine years is usually the maximum amount of time a director can serve…
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Creating a culture that unlocks growth

February 14th
It’s a good, positive company culture which encourages healthy day-to-day attitudes, ethics, behaviours and “ways of doing things around here” in an organisation. Importantly, it sets the foundations for real,…
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The new year's resolutions chairmen should be making and following in 2022

February 11th
The focus for any chairman in 2022 is on ensuring the board remains an effective decision-making asset that adds value in the way it enables oversight, accountability, strategy and policy.
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What criteria must individuals fulfil to become directors in the UK?

September 10th
A director may be an individual or another legal entity (such as a company). If the director is an individual, he or she may hold office provided that:• he or…
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What financial and non-financial information must UK companies disclose to the public?

September 10th
UK companies are required to disclose certain financial and non-financial information, both in general and through their annual reports and accounts. This information must be made available to shareholders and…
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How are board members appointed or removed in the UK?

September 10th
Appointing directors Directors are most commonly appointed by shareholders at a company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), or at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). If a vacancy on the board arises…
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