Finance directors aren’t normally the face of the company, or even seen as big names of the business world, yet it’s often the case that they are the beating heart of a successful company. Our recent What makes an outstanding FD? report, researched in conjunction with Directorbank, highlights that it’s time their worth is recognised. We also interview three directors – including Directorbank’s MD John Pearce (below) who talks about the growing importance of the finance director’s role .
Corporate scandals involving companies like the Maxwell Group, Enron, WorldCom and Satyam, and the recent banking crisis, have influenced the corporate governance norms in the US, the UK and India. Our recent India Watch article examines the key differences between the corporate governance regimes in both the UK and India.
Risk appetite statements are a growing trend in the UK, while 84% of surveyed companies in Ireland are changing how they view risk, according to our recent report. Here, two experts from Grant Thornton, review the changing approaches to risk in the UK and Ireland post-recession.