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In MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom 2021/2022, we surveyed 885 boardroom positions on their demographics, fees, and much more. This article analyses these responses to see if firms of different market types (e.g., main-market, AIM, private, etc.) have had different responses and experiences with ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). Here are some of the…

June 29, 2022 Read more >

Investors often choose to invest in companies with which they feel an alignment; at the same time, companies aim to develop cultures, policies and strategies which are aligned to the interests of the type of investors they wish to attract and whose support they need. Best practice for creating the right balance to reach such…

April 19, 2022 Read more >

Participants in MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom – a survey of non-executive directors – raised concerns over increased responsibilities relative to their pay. “In light of increased governance & regulatory frameworks, and time commitments, NED fees should be higher.” “…responsibilities have increased … NEDs are underpaid in comparison to executive directors”. Below is…

March 16, 2022 Read more >

On Wednesday 9th February, Paul Norris, CEO of MM&K joined an expert panel at the London Stock Exchange, alongside First Flight Non-Executive Directors, Board Excellence and Women on Boards to discuss who would want to be a NED in light of the findings of Life in the Boardroom MM&K’s latest iteration of our biennial survey…

February 9, 2022 Read more >

MM&K collected responses from Chairs and NEDs who hold a total of 885 board positions, surveying them on their fees, their use of time, and their opinions and experiences on topics such as board governance, board effectiveness, and more. Life in the Boardroom collects responses directly from NEDs, not from published reports. This includes the…

October 6, 2021 Read more >

MM&K has been producing this industry leading report for over 26 years. The MM&K analysis team has begun collecting the data for the 2021 survey report and early results indicate a surge in participation with a 28% increase in participant numbers and a 52% increase in the number of appointments, compared to last year’s report.…

August 10, 2021 Read more >

MM&K has been producing this unique survey for over 26 years. This year we are seeing more NEDs and Chairs enquire on how to participate to obtain their free copy of the report. Whether this is a result of the post-pandemic strategic challenges boards will face, what we do know is this comprehensive report is…

July 8, 2021 Read more >

MM&K’s Life in the Boardroom report is based on a unique survey sent out to Non-Executive Directors themselves in order to gather insights into their individual thoughts on boardroom policies and practice. Our survey represents the views of Non-Executive Directors working in a variety of industries and settings, including Financial Services, Technology, Energy, Media and…

June 3, 2021 Read more >

We are preparing to build our 2021 Life in the Boardroom Survey.  This survey is unique, as it represents the views of individual non-executive directors. It is not based on information obtained from their colleagues or from annual reports.  To ensure this year’s survey reflects the experience and opinions of individual directors on of the…

April 28, 2021 Read more >

MM&K’s Board Chairs and Non-Executive Directors’ “Life in the Boardroom” survey is a “Must Have” for all Non-Executives. Why it is unique This survey is unique as the data is collected from Non-Executive Directors themselves. This offers true insights into individual directors’ views about Board appointment practices and effectiveness, which otherwise could be misinterpreted based on…

March 27, 2021 Read more >

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