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Jul 2018

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) updated its Corporate Governance Code this week and made a clear link between good governance and Board diversity.  In the context of composition, succession and evaluation, the Code makes explicit and repeated reference to diversity: “Both appointments and succession plans should be based on merit and objective criteria and, […]

Jun 2018

Introduction Fidelio regularly conducts Board Evaluations for public companies, not-for-profit organisations and regulators in our work building effective Boards and leadership teams. Board Evaluation is now a standard feature of the Board calendar and Fidelio sees Chairmen putting the Evaluation to good use – probing questions, practical recommendations. But what of the shareholders? What value […]

May 2018

The value of executive onboarding is clear. At a senior level it reduces the risk of organ rejection and sets the new hire up to succeed. In our work with Chairmen building Boards fit for the future, Fidelio is now seeing a recognition of the importance of onboarding for new Board Members going above and […]

Apr 2018

Introduction Companies quite rightly care about Search outcomes. Shareholders and regulators increasingly also care about the governance of Search. Against a backdrop of public disquiet regarding corporate governance – Carillion, Wells Fargo, Institute of Directors (UK), Oxfam and Volkswagen – the process of Board and senior appointments is understandably also subject to scrutiny. In this […]

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24 Jan 2018 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – "Effective Chairman, Effective Board"

As Fidelio builds Boards fit for the future through Search, Development and Evaluation, we are keenly aware of key challenges on the Board Agenda. In response, Fidelio’s Board Breakfasts bring together Chairmen, Non-Executive and Executive Directors from a range of sectors and geographies to explore pressing, contemporary topics that are highly relevant for the Boardroom and for Board […]

17 Oct 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – "The Board and Wellbeing"

In Fidelio’s work building Boards and leadership teams we are keenly aware of key challenges on the Board Agenda. In response, Fidelio’s Board Breakfasts bring together Chairmen, Non-Executive and Executive Directors from a range of sectors and geographies to explore pressing, contemporary topics that are highly relevant for the Boardroom and for Board effectiveness. One […]

17 Oct 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Boards, Strategy and China”

While Boards in the West have been preoccupied with Brexit, the unexpected Trump victory and increased anti-business sentiment, China continues to be a major driver of global growth and is expected to become the largest economy in the world by 2020. Through Search and Development Fidelio has a clear focus on building Boards fit for the future. […]

06 Jul 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Activism and the Board”

On 13th June Fidelio held a Board breakfast entitled ‘Activism and the Board’ with Cas Sydorowitz (CEO, Georgeson), Behdad Alizadeh (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AltaOne Capital) and Nick Paris (Portfolio Manager, LIM Advisors). With shareholder activism on the rise in Europe, this was a timely and lively discussion, which explored the activist agenda, how Boards […]

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Board Director, International Educational Body

I find Fidelio Partner’s approach to senior management teams, Board, governance and risk to be very thoughtful.

Chairman, Large Quoted Retailer

The process was extremely efficient from start to finish and we were very impressed by Fidelio’s professionalism and attention to detail.

Company Secretary and Head of Governance, Major Global Professional Body and Regulator

We were delighted with the quality of the candidates we had to select from.

Company Secretary and Head of Governance, Major Global Professional Body and Regulator

Thank you for your…positive impact of your work on Board Evaluation…bringing up the issue in your questionnaire and addressing it in the one on one interviews were critical for preparing further internal discussions.

Senior Independent Director, FTSE 250 Extractive Business

From my perspective you did an excellent job…and I think we benefited hugely from your expertise as well as from your calm and thoughtful style of engagement with us.”

Senior Independent Director, Major Arts Organisation
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