70% of companies oppose the idea of workers on boards, new poll finds

10 October 2018

A poll out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership reveals that 70% of companies surveyed feel that having workers on boards would not be a good idea. Only 13% of respondents think that it would be a good idea and 16% are unsure. Furthermore, 91% are not considering having workers on their board. Read more

ICSA: The Governance Institute launches Certificate in Academy Governance

09 October 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has launched a certificate in academy governance in order to support the professionalisation of the developing academies sector. It is the only qualification in the UK designed specifically with academies in mind and focuses exclusively on governance challenges faced by academy schools or multi-academy trusts (MATs). Read more

Social and environmental issues will drive the future of governance, new report finds

28 September 2018

Broad social issues, such as demographic and technological change, as well as environmental sustainability will have a greater influence on the future course of governance according to a new report into millennial perspectives on the future of governance, launched last night by ICSA: The Governance Institute. Read more

Intrepid explorer Monty Halls set to enthral at ICSA Guernsey Awards 2018

26 September 2018

Broadcaster, travel writer, marine biologist and former Royal Marine Monty Halls will be bringing his unique take on leadership to Guernsey this autumn when he appears as the guest speaker at this year’s ICSA Guernsey Awards. Winner of Channel 4’s Superhuman, and most recently seen on TV in Channel 4’s My Family and the Galapagos, naturalist and leadership specialist Monty will regale the audience with tales of his ventures in some of the most remote environments on earth presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries. Read more

ICSA Technology Conference seeks to address lack of techpertise in boardrooms

19 September 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute is holding a technology conference on 28 September, which seeks to improve the level of technological expertise in UK boardrooms. Addressing the theme of ‘Futureproofing the board’, the conference aims to help boards to acquire the skills needed to take their organisations forward in the digital age. Read more

ICSA Chief Executive to retire in 2019

03 September 2018

Simon Osborne, the Chief Executive of ICSA: The Governance Institute, a division of the global governance body the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, is to retire in mid-2019. Read more

Good governance and accountability are key themes of ICSA’s autumn conference

30 August 2018

Strong school governance is based around strategic leadership, robust challenge and support, and accountability on educational performance. It can be hard to achieve, however, which is why ICSA: The Governance Institute will be exploring some of the key governance challenges faced by multi-academy trust boards at its 2018 Academy Governance Conference at the Hallam Conference Centre in London on 5 October. Based around the theme of ‘Delivering excellence in an age of accountability’, the conference will focus on the capabilities needed to meet these challenges. Read more

ICSA to review the quality and effectiveness of board evaluations

26 August 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today welcomed the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee invitation to convene a group to review the quality and effectiveness of board evaluations. Read more

Brexit fears lessen but gloom about UK economy remains, latest Boardroom Bellwether survey finds

06 August 2018

Boards lack confidence in the UK economy despite reduced concerns over Brexit according to a survey of FTSE 350 companies out today by ICSA: The Governance Institute. UK boards are also preoccupied with risk, boardroom diversity and the gender pay gap, with the number of boards not seen as gender diverse rising and 69% of companies looking to reduce the gender pay gap. Read more

ICSA calls for greater Government action to address gender pay gap

02 August 2018

ICSA: The Governance Institute has today welcomed the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report on gender pay gap reporting, but advises that correcting and removing the gender pay gap is not the sole responsibility of companies. Read more

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