At the crossroads
Michael Cassidy came in for criticism from shareholders groups for his role as non-executive director of British Land, a client of his law firm Maxwell Batley. As the Government reviews the UK corporate governance framework post-Enron, he argues that there is a clear role for the outside talent and objectivity that non-executives can bring
The bursting of the dotcom bubble in the US has triggered an intensive debate on the role of non-executive directors on the boards of major companies.
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