Table Talks

04 Dec 2018

Press Release – Fidelio Accredited by the Hampton-Alexander Review

Fidelio is delighted to have been accredited by the Hampton-Alexander Review for the second year running for our contribution to increasing gender diversity on Boards and leadership teams in the category ‘Beyond FTSE350’. This reflects our successful track record in Search in the UK and internationally, as well as Fidelio’s acclaimed “A Seat at the Table” programme, which supports senior women to their […]

03 Dec 2018 Table Talk

Fidelio Table Talk – “Cars, Governance & Major Surprises”

On the week beginning 19th November it was clear to all living in the UK that the political and business headlines for the week ahead would be dominated by Brexit. Imagine our surprise when the next day a completely different headline was splashed across the front page of the business press: the Chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi […]

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 […]

12 May 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Stop the Rot: Reframing Corporate Governance”

Corporate Governance is under extreme scrutiny. With the recent publication of the UK Government’s Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper and the BEIS Select Committee Report on Corporate Governance; the Financial Reporting Council’s announcement in February 2017 of a “fundamental” review of the UK Corporate Governance Code; and a slew of AGMs dominated by executive pay, […]

21 Apr 2017 Table Talk

“Die Frauenquote” – A Year On: An Update on Diversity in the UK and German Corporates

On 4th April 2017 Fidelio was delighted to co-host a seminar “‘Die Frauenquote’ – a Year on. An Update on Diversity in UK and German Corporates” in conjunction with the German-British Chamber of Commerce, the German British Forum and Nabarro LLP. As a Board Development and Executive Search firm, Fidelio champions the business case for […]

01 Mar 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Board Effectiveness in the Digital Age”

Fidelio’s focus is on building Boards and leadership teams fit for the future, primarily through our Board and Executive Search activities. Our approach to Search is distinctive and forward-looking, equipping Boards and leadership teams with the skills they will need to navigate enormous change. This clearly includes handling digital complexity and challenge. One of the […]

31 Jan 2017 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Gender Pay Gap Reporting – What Boards Need to Know” with Anne Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting for UK companies comes into force in April 2017. This is an issue Boards cannot afford to ignore. In building and developing public company Boards and leadership teams, Fidelio recognises diversity as a critical component of Board effectiveness. The new gender pay gap reporting legislation supports existing diversity initiatives, and […]

15 Dec 2016 Table Talk

“The Gender Pay Gap and Gender Pay Reporting”: “A Seat at the Table” Alumni Conference Call with Ann Francke, CEO of CMI

Fidelio’s focus is building effective Boards and leadership teams. Effectiveness implies diversity as well as an ability to navigate shareholder and stakeholder expectations. The two themes come together with the prospective requirement for UK companies to report on the gender pay gap from 2017. We were therefore delighted to welcome Ann Francke, CEO of the […]

15 Dec 2016 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Employee Representation – What Government & Shareholders Expect” with Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director, Hermes EO

On the steps of Downing Street and again at the October 2016 Conservative Party Conference, UK Prime Minister Theresa May commended worker representation on company Boards and linked this to better governance. The theme also came up, albeit somewhat diluted, in the UK government’s recent Green Paper on Corporate Governance. What does this mean for […]

24 Oct 2016 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast – “Brexit and the Implications for Board Composition” with Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under-Secretary FCO

Brexit creates enormous complexity for Boards of UK companies and companies operating in or trading with the UK. As a Board Development and Executive Search firm, Fidelio has a keen focus on the skills that are needed at Board-level to navigate the very significant uncertainty ahead. To help us explore this topic we were delighted […]

21 Oct 2016 Table Talk

Fidelio Board Breakfast “Effective IR in Times of Market Dislocation” with Fergus MacLeod & Richard O’Connor

The Brexit vote has created profound uncertainty which poses a challenge for business and for IR professionals. Through Fidelio’s IR Search and Development capability, we are tracking closely the implications of Brexit for leading IR teams. How and what to communicate in times of market dislocation were the themes of Fidelio’s most recent IR breakfast […]

07 Sep 2016 Table Talk

“Culture and the Board”: “A Seat at the Table” Alumni Conference Call with Oonagh Harpur, Board Member, City Values Forum

Wednesday, 7th September 2016 – In the UK, the Financial Reporting Council’s recent Culture Coalition and its ‘Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards’ Report put culture firmly on the Board agenda. There is undoubtedly increasing pressure on Boards, which are being held accountable for setting the tone from the top. Definitions and metrics of culture, […]

28 Jul 2016 Table Talk

“A Seat at the Table for the Communications Director?” with Matthew Kirk, Global External Affairs Director, Vodafone

As an Executive Search and Board Development consultancy with deep expertise in senior stakeholder roles, Fidelio recently hosted a breakfast for Corporate Affairs Directors. The original subject ‘A Seat at the Table for the Communications Director?’ has now become acutely relevant given the turmoil resulting from the recent Brexit vote.   We were delighted to […]

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