Higher Education leadership, governance and management specialists
The Leadership Foundation is steeped in expertise to support governing bodies across the UK to aid with board effectiveness, governor development, strategic sessions and wider support for the governance community. Our support is realised through national programmes, topic led events, action research and tailored services for individual institutions.
Get the news as it happens direct to your inbox. The Governance News Alert is a new service for Governors and those supporting governance in higher education. Our governance editor, David Williams, regularly posts summaries and links to the latest governance news and reports. Our alert lets you quickly see if the topic is of significance to you making sure you stay abreast of the news. Register here to join our Governance News Alert list.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today announced that it will conduct a fundamental review of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The review is expected to take account of the FRC's own work on corporate culture and succession planning, the government's recent green paper on corporate governance reform and the work of a parliamentary select committee on the same subject.
Parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in the governance of the Football Association (FA).
The decision follows two reports by the Culture, Media and Sports committee, which identified weaknesses in the FA’s governance. While the FA has subsequently made some changes to its governance, the general view is that it has not done enough. Failure to change its governance risks the loss of public funding, and the introduction of legislation to force the FA to change.
On behalf of the sector’s funding bodies, as part of the work it is undertaking to support the introduction of the new operating model for quality assurance, the Leadership Foundation is hosting several Roundtable events on academic governance. The notes of the first Roundtable event, which explored the topic of academic governance have been published.
The text of a recent lecture by Stephen Haddrill, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), has been just be released. Drawing on recent research the lecture looks at three inter-connected subjects: corporate governance, culture and risk. He notes while governance codes may make bad behaviour less likely, they cannot in themselves prevent inappropriate actions, strategies or decisions.
A new Roundtable Note (03) on the appointment of chairs of governing bodies and heads of institutions has been issued. The Note summaries the first of two Roundtable events being held to explore the issues that should be considered in the appointment of either position.