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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series: #5 – The Importance of Improving Shareholder Communication

Open and effective communication regarding director appointments, executive committee appointments, succession plans, nomination governance and process, board evaluations, will all boosts transparency and good governance recognition which strengthen shareholders’ trust. Whichever communication approach, nominations committees should reassure shareholders of the … Continue reading

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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series:#4 -An Induction Is not Enough

Any new job requires the appointee to assimilate critical information about how the company is run, what its business is and how the company can benefit from their experience. Non-executive directors are absolutely no different in this regard and company … Continue reading

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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series: #3 -Diversity Is not A Buzzword, It Is Fundamental Business

Board composition is a fundamental area that greatly concerns investors, both private and public. Board diversity has been a hot topic for several years. Supporters believe a diverse board significantly reduces blind spots and biases. Every board takes its own … Continue reading

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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series: #2- Board Effectiveness Calls for Recruitment Professionalism

Board appointment processes are often heavily influenced by people’s personal and professional networks, making it difficult to deliver a truly objective and balanced process. Sometimes, the recruitment becomes solely a matter of “who you know”? Due to the increased complexity … Continue reading

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Nominations Committees’ Resolutions Series: #1- Board and Executive Succession Planning Must Be Forward Looking

Succession Planning should concern the nomination committee all year round, but the ticking over of the calendar is the perfect opportunity to appraise the sophistication of your succession planning. In late 2015, the FRC published its Guidance on Board Succession … Continue reading

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Five Resolutions for Nominations Committees to Improve Board Performance

The New Year brings a period of reflection, what will you change in the year ahead and how will you do it? There are some clear ways in which the effectiveness of the board can be improved by the way … Continue reading

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Liftstream Gets Even More Social

Liftstream was early to the social media party, which perhaps explains why we rank #2 among our competitors for Twitter followers and #3 for LinkedIn followers, chasing the #1 spot with your help. We’re on social media for a host … Continue reading

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Abide Therapeutics Names Chan Beals as Chief Medical Officer

Abide Therapeutics, a biotechnology company with research operations in San Diego and clinical development centre in Princeton, has appointed Chan Beals as Chief Medical Officer. In July 2015, Abide began enrolment in its first clinical study, a Phase 1a clinical study of … Continue reading

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China’s Simcere Plans Hong Kong IPO

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, based in Jiangsu province, China, is preparing to raise as much as USD1 billion in a Hong Kong IPO in the third quarter, according to The Wall Street Journal. The firm did not release any official statement … Continue reading

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SV Life Sciences Appoints Joshua Resnick as Partner

SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a life sciences venture capital firm with offices in Boston, London and San Francisco, has appointed Joshua Resnick as Partner. Based in Boston, Resnick joins SVLS’ biotech investment team which partners with experienced entrepreneurs and accomplished management … Continue reading

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