Table Talks

25 Feb 2019

Fidelio Table Talk – Chair Succession Under Scrutiny

Over recent years Boards and Search firms have seen a sharp increase in scrutiny relating to Board appointments, driven both by independence and diversity requirements. That same degree of scrutiny is now being applied to Chair appointments. In Fidelio’s Board Search and Evaluation practice, for example, we‘re already seeing the implications of changing UK corporate governance […]

08 Feb 2019

Fidelio Table Talk – The Governance of Search: Effective Process; Good Outcomes

Board composition is of critical importance for shareholders and stakeholders. How Board composition and Board appointments are achieved is also attracting attention. This Table Talk reviews the link between a robust Search process on the one hand, and attracting strong Board candidates and embedding diversity and independence on the other. It’s clear from Fidelio’s Board […]

08 Jan 2019

Fidelio Table Talk – Don’t Despair of the Board Pipeline

There’s much talk about the quality and robustness of the pipeline to the Boardroom. Getting this right should be a priority for shareholders and stakeholders but building the pipeline has clearly not always attracted the attention it should have, particularly given increasing expectations for Boards of corporates and non-profits alike. Therefore, in the latter half of 2018, Fidelio […]

14 Dec 2018

Fidelio Table Talk – “Driving Change in Society, Business & Politics: 1918 – 2018”

A hundred years to the day, 14th December 1918, that (some) women in the UK first cast their vote, Fidelio and guests were welcomed by the Museum of London to celebrate the achievements of the suffragettes. Our prism was the Museum of London’s excellent suffragette collection and our narrator the Museum of London Curator of Social […]

11 Dec 2018

Fidelio Table Talk – “Independent Directors for Asset Managers – Is the Industry Ready?”

Shareholders are increasingly holding Boards to account with regard to Corporate Governance, and regulators are now doing the same for fund managers themselves. In April of this year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority published its Policy Statement PS18/8 which contains a number of measures aimed at improving value for money for investors. From a governance point of view the most significant change is a new requirement that money managers (in FCA parlance “Authorised Fund Managers”, or […]

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 […]

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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
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