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The Non-Executive Directors' Handbook, 4th edition

Author: Brian Coyle

Published: March 2016 | ISBN: 9781860726750



The Non-Executive Directors’ Handbook has been refreshed and fully updated for this 4th Edition and, given the increasingly significant role now played by non-executives in the independent oversight of organisations, it acts as an essential source of reference and route map for the position.

The Handbook is produced in association with the Non-Executive Directors’ Association (NEDA) and represents an accessible and practical guide for non-executive directors at each stage of their NED career, from aspiring NEDs to retiring NEDs, as well as their advisers – particularly company secretaries.

The new edition of the Handbook has been fully updated to reflect the most recent legislation and regulation, including the UK Corporate Governance Code, guidance on board effectiveness, and developments in reporting by companies. Given the book provides a working tool for non-executives, the range of case examples and checklists, used to illustrate the commentary, has been reviewed, updated and enhanced.

The Handbook guides the reader through the lifecycle of the non-executive role, starting with pre-appointment and addressing along the way topics such as legal duties and liabilities, boardroom behaviour and dynamics and the role NEDs play on board committees. Coverage also includes chapters on monitoring risk, director development, performance evaluation and stakeholder communications.

Contents

1. The role of the non-executive director
2. Directors' duties and liabilities
3. Becoming a NED
4. NEDs and the board of directors
5. Effective boards and board meetings
6. The nomination committee
7. The remuneration committee
8. Financial reporting, auditing and the audit committee
9. Internal control and risk management
10. Director development and board performance evaluation
11. Communication with stakeholders

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