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It is now almost time for MM&K to launch its Chair and Non-Executive Directors Survey – “Life in the Boardroom”. This is a “Must Have” publication for all Non-Executives. 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…

March 16, 2023 Read more >

The Wates Corporate Governance Principles aimed at large private companies, provide a corporate governance framework and an opportunity for all private companies to develop their approach to corporate governance and best practice in the interests of the long-term success of the business. One of the six Wates principles is ‘Board composition’, which states that to…

February 24, 2023 Read more >

For 31 years MM&K has conducted an exclusive Chair and Non-Executive Director Survey (Life in the Boardroom), which covers directors’ fees and time commitments, as well as their views on a range of current board issues, which are important to them. In the last issue of the report – Life in the Boardroom 2021/22, we…

February 24, 2023 Read more >

Last month, we restarted our series of remuneration dinners for Board Chairs, CEOs, Remuneration Committee Chairs and committee members. The format is that about twenty diners participate in what is usually a spirited discussion on a topical remuneration-related theme. This occasion was no exception. The theme for the evening was provided by the Government’s proposed…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

Recently, the FT reported on investor concerns about Government proposals to review current rules on paying NEDs in shares or share options. The Government wants to see if they impose any unnecessary restrictions on NEDs becoming fully invested in the future success of the companies of which they are directors. This raises questions about the…

July 19, 2022 Read more >

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 >

In MM&K’s exclusive report Life in the Boardroom 2021/22, we surveyed 885 boardroom positions on their demographics, fees, and much more. This article analyses the results of Life in the Boardroom to see if the age or length of service of NEDs* has any impact on the fees they receive. As shown in the chart…

May 25, 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 >

This was the subject of a webinar held on 9 February produced through the good offices of the London Stock Exchange Group. A panel of experts representing MM&K, search firm First Flight, Women on Boards and Board Excellence, a specialist in Board Evaluation, considered the question in light of findings in MM&K’s survey of Chairs…

February 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 >

Live webinar – Wednesday 9th February 2022 12:00-13:00 (GMT) Register Join us for this live webinar on Wednesday 9th February at 12:00-13:00 (GMT) where MM&K’s CEO Paul Norris, together with an expert panel from the London Stock Exchange, First Flight Non-Executive Directors, Board Excellence and Women on Boards, will discuss the increasingly demanding and evolving role of NEDs…

February 3, 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 >

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