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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 >

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 >

We received an interesting question recently. A large global firm was seeking advice on the pay relationship between a full-time (executive) Chair and a separate, full time CEO.  They believed that situation might be common in the UK (or more common than in some jurisdictions) and asked for our views. Whilst this situation is not…

February 24, 2023 Read more >

Looking back on a year of turmoil 2022 was supposed to be the year in which we started to get back to normal, or to embrace the “new” normal. In January, COVID was a declining force, inflation was 5.5%, investors anticipated a brighter outlook for the UK economy and the FTSE100 index closed above 7,500…

December 21, 2022 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 >

MM&K’s Paul Norris was interviewed by Katya Gorbatiouk for London Stock Exchange’s Market Matters to discuss the current state of director and executive remuneration and how it is might evolve in the future. The interview covered a wide range of topics and includes insights on current challenges for remuneration committees, ESG, the impact of policies…

October 12, 2022 Watch the interview >

FT comment supports our Life in the Boardroom survey results that NEDs’ pay is losing pace with their increasingly demanding roles. NEDs are seeking lucrative roles in private and PE-backed companies away from the public gaze. Last Thursday, Agenda, an FT Specialist publication that focuses on corporate boards, published an article “UK non-executive director pay…

September 14, 2022 Read more >

Is there anything you miss about the nineties? Fortunately, you did not access this article via dial-up (hopefully). Unfortunately, inflation has reached as high as 9.1%, last seen in 1990 when Germany was still split in two. Non-executive directors (NEDs) are typically paid an annual basic fee, but there is usually opportunity to supplement this…

July 19, 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 >

On 26 May, MM&K Managing Partner and CEO, Paul Norris was honoured to have been invited to speak at a networking event for members of Women on Boards.  WoB CEO, Fiona Hathorn interviewed Paul about some of the key findings from Life in the Boardroom, MM&K’s 2021/22 survey of chairs and NEDs.  Subjects covered included:…

May 26, 2022 Listen to the podcast here >

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 >

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