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New Toolkit From Odgers


Odgers shares board knowledge and experience with its new Directors Toolkit

Odgers, Ray & Berndtson, the UKs leading headhunting firm, has launched The Directors Toolkit, a practical handbook for Chairmen and Non-Executive Directors, five years on from the publication of the revised Combined Code on Corporate Governance.

Drawing on the insights and knowledge of the most senior professionals at Odgers, The Directors Toolkit will be of great practical value to directors. The handbook explains the roles of Chairman, CEO, and Senior Independent Director (SID), and addresses issues such as leadership succession and wider themes such as diversity and the mix of skills on boards. The volume also includes for handy reference the complete text of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance.

The corporate landscape has changed since the Higgs Review of 2003, said Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Chairman and Chief Executive of Odgers. Indeed, its changed significantly in just the last few weeks. Non executive directors are increasingly integral to key corporate governance decisions, as recent events have shown: there have been notable instances in the banking sector. Underlying the whole Toolkit is the assumption that for sustained corporate robustness, in good times and bad, the critical factor is quality of leadership on the board. Our essays combine the most recent thinking with years of professional insight, and direct, personal board experience. Its far from the last word on the subject, but we hope this little volume will earn a valued place on directors bookshelves.


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