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  • Controls over directors' powers

    The powers given to the board by a company are wide-ranging. This briefing outlines what controls are attached to these powers.

    27 March 2015

  • Director's Service Agreement

    An executive director has certain rights and obligations arising as an employee as well as a director of a company.

    26 March 2015

  • Letter of Appointment for NED

    Details of what information is usually included in a letter of appointment.

    26 March 2015

  • Differences between directors and managers

    There are many fundamental differences between being a director and a manager. It’s not simply a trivial matter of getting a new job title and a bigger office.

    09 March 2015

  • The role of the Finance Director

    The role of the finance director varies according to the size of the company involved. However, in general, he or she oversees all financial aspects of company strategy and is responsible for the flow of financial information to the chief executive, the board and, where necessary, external parties such as investors or financial institutions.

    09 March 2015

  • The role of the HR Director

    The Personnel Director / Human Resources Director has overall responsibility for the company's personnel and training strategy.

    09 March 2015

  • The role of the Managing Director

    The managing director/chief executive is the most senior full-time executive of the company (except when there is an executive chairman). The role of managing director and chief executive are virtually the same (the latter title originally comes from the US).

    09 March 2015

  • Chile Chile is locked

    Links to useful organisations and guidance on doing business in Chile, includes corporate governance information

    19 February 2015

  • Women on boards Women on boards is locked

    We frequently get asked how many female directors there are in the UK, however this is difficult to ascertain as there are no definite statistics on this. Companies House does not compile statistics on director gender so any information on this topic is usually found in reports or surveys on women directors. We've gathered together links to a number of these recent surveys and reports into one briefing.

    17 February 2015

  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea is locked

    Links to useful organisations and guidance on doing business in Papua New Guinea, includes corporate governance information

    12 February 2015