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The COVID cataclysm changed the world – and the boardroom – perhaps forever. Three years later, we explore how COVID has changed the workplace as seen in our new exclusive survey of Chairs and NEDs – Life in The Boardroom 2023/24. In our 2021/22 report, at median, 11 out 12 yearly meetings were held online,…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

We are delighted to announce that MM&K has published the 2023-2024 Life in the Boardroom Report, which sets out our findings from the 2023 survey of UK board Chairs and Non-executive Directors (NEDs). The Report covers directors’ fees and time commitments, as well as their views on a range of topical board issues. Life in…

December 6, 2023 Read more >

MM&K’s Life in the Boardroom report, a “must have” publication for all Non-Executives, 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. MM&K has conducted this valued survey for over 30 years. It is unique as data is…

June 20, 2023 Read more >

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 >

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