The Banking Commission's work in Australia makes for fascinating reading. Seemingly a systemic failure, characterised by Boards of Directors who seem a long, long way away from what is actually going on in their organisations. Culture is so important.
There has never been a better time to make a difference, but what can businesses do to be more sustainable?” asks Jan Zijderveld, President of Unilever Europe. Zijderveld has been credited with re-energising the 53bn Euro ($93bn) conglomerate’s business in Europe, driven by a strong conviction that businesses need to understand and better serve the needs of communities……
Kerridge & Partners held their second annual Leadership Conference on 3rd November, furthering our vision of ‘transforming the leadership landscape’ by discussing themes of sustainability, profitability and values-based leadership.
Director appointments are fascinating. It is often very hard for a group of directors (especially in a New Zealand environment where relationships and likability are so important) to appoint individuals who feel "different" and perhaps less likeable.
With the support of our clients and strong growth in our business, we are delighted to announce that Nick Edlin and Claire Denison are joining the Partner team. Nick is well known to many of our clients and leads many of our senior executive search assignments.
New Zealand has a history of leading the way in many different areas, from giving women the vote, to introducing screw caps on wine bottles. However, it appears we are lagging behind on numerous best practices associated with corporate governance.
Theresa May, U.K.’s Prime Minister, made waves last week in a speech where she called upon business leaders to play a role in sharing the wealth that has been created by their businesses with the people working for them.