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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 >

In our recent report Life in the Boardroom, our survey of 885 non-executive director and chair positions in the UK, comments from NEDs raised concerns over boardroom diversity with gender disparities reflected by the data too. Looking back at the past decade of Life in the Boardroom, has there been a change in the disparities…

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 >

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 >

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