Business risk is rising up the board’s agenda

Storm over city

No longer purely custodians of caution, the role of the chief risk officer is transforming to accommodate the demands of corporations and investors

Transformer in chief: the newest member of the c-suite

Digital transformation of an organisation is increasingly being entrusted to a new member of the board

Business leaders must learn to let go and give staff power

people working

Introducing agile thinking into an organisation needs to start at the top or it will fail to win the backing of key employees

How to become a CEO

Climbing the career ladder illustration

There’s no one guaranteed route or fast track to the top, but as the role of the chief executive changes, so do the candidates

Legal practice at the crossroads…

Increased competition, rapidly advancing technology, an ailing economy and a new round of regulation are stacking up to pile pressure on the UK legal sector, writes Charles Christian

Bottom line is looking better

Research shows that women on boards are good for business, as Karen Higginbottom reports

Headhunters on board with diversity

Tapping into the “hidden” talent pool of professional women is essential if companies are to increase significantly diversity in senior roles, as Jane Kirk reports

Smashing through glass ceiling?

Despite significant progress, career prospects for women remain blocked by a number of barriers, writes Niki Chesworth