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Setting up a Board

15 Sep 2016

Each company has to consider its own situation and circumstances when setting up a Board. 

For example, small privately owned companies might not be concerned with many of the issues that preoccupy large listed companies.

This factsheet provides guidance on setting up a new board of directors for a company. It covers structuring a board, boards of private companies, deciding board composition, appointing non-executive directors and the role of the nomination committee.


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