Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas

Balance in the boardroom

‘Bringing together a group of outstanding individuals can result in an assembly of good people rather than an effective board. Whether or not their potential is leveraged, and how they perform, will depend upon a number of factors, including the quality of board chairmanship.’

The Right Honourable Dr Vince Cable

The new corporate governance landscape

‘The complexity of the investment chain often militates against effective engagement – a barrier reinforced by a lack of transparency. And there are obstacles preventing even the most well-intentioned of investors from exercising their powers and responsibilities effectively.’