Businesses are now faced with how to transition from the intense Covid-19 era into the new world order in 2021. The last year has seen a step-change in Boardroom structures and activities, new investment in systems integration, as well as businesses pivoting into new sectors and markets.
The panel explored the challenges and opportunities that board members face as businesses quickly adapt to traditional business models and operations. The discussion also encompassed how boards can demonstrate their purpose and effectiveness, whilst embracing internal and external stakeholder engagement around each of the critical ‘E (Environmental), S (Social), and G (Governance)’ components.
Leading the panel was Jim Dewar, who has nearly 40 years of international business, finance, accounting, and commercial experience, and currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“NED”) and Audit Committee Chair for Lamprell Plc (listed in London, head-quartered in Dubai) and Cheiron Petroleum Corporation headquartered in Cairo.
Jim was joined by Louis Cooper, CEO of NEDA who has a diverse and rich blend of experience and a successful track record of working with NEDs and Boards at leading international PLCs. He also has experience advising major charities, public sector organisations and government departments.
Louise explored, with both Jim and Louis, the 8 key priorities that boards face.