The Non-Executive Directors' Handbook
8 March 2016

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The Non-Executive Directors' Handbook

The Non-Executive Directors' Handbook has been refreshed and fully updated for this 4th Edition and, given the increasingly significant role now played by non-executives in the independent oversight of organisations, it acts as an essential source of reference and route map for the position.

The Handbook is published by the Non-Executive Directors' Association ('NEDA') in association with the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators ('ICSA') and represents an accessible and practical guide for non-executive directors at each stage of their NED career, from aspiring NEDs and serial NEDs to retiring NEDs, as well as professional advisers supporting them in their organisations.

The new edition of the Handbook has been fully updated to reflect the most recent legislation and regulation, including the UK Corporate Governance Code, guidance on board effectiveness, and developments in reporting by companies. Given the book provides a working tool for non-executives, the range of case examples and checklists, used to illustrate the commentary, has been reviewed, updated and enhanced.

The Handbook guides the reader through the life-cycle of the non-executive role, starting with pre-appointment and addressing along the way topics such as legal duties and liabilities, boardroom behaviour and dynamics and the role NEDs play on board committees. Coverage also includes chapters on monitoring risk, director development, performance evaluation and stakeholder communications.

The Handbook can be pre-ordered here: