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The voice of reason

By Stephen Tormey Éilish Finan has enjoyed much success in her career – both in practice and business. She is now putting her knowledge and experience to good use as a non-executive director on the boards of some of the best-known organisations in the country, writes Stephen Tormey. Éilish Finan’s career has spanned practice, business… Read More The voice of reason

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Effective minute-taking

Now more than ever, it is vital that robust and accurate minutes are maintained by all entities, writes Ruairí Cosgrove and Fiona Barry. Over the last number of years, there has been an increased focus on the meeting minutes kept by organisations. There have been examples where poorly-drafted minutes have been produced to support what… Read More Effective minute-taking

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Are you fit and proper for your board?

Are you fit enough for your board’s marathon, asks Julanie Basson. Ask any runner standing at the start of a 42 km marathon and they will tell you the fitter and better prepared you are, the easier the gruelling race will be. Many runners, including me, have attempted to run a marathon very well knowing… Read More Are you fit and proper for your board?

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How to avoid shareholder activism

Charles Honnywill, head of EY’s divestment advisory services explains how businesses can avoid the knock on the door from shareholder activists. Much has been reported about shareholder activism and how company boards should be ready to engage with activists who have done their homework and have a strategy involving radical change. This article was originally… Read More How to avoid shareholder activism