This was the first of FBC’s new Digital Meetings series – a panel discussion examining how fund boards are adapting to the current lockdown environment and what practical steps they are taking to maintain and enhance board effectiveness. Joining us was Ben Hunt, executive board chair at Coutts, Vicky Kubitscheck, independent director on the fund board of First State Investments and Lucy McClements, board adviser and non-executive director. The panel examined topics including:
- How are the board maintaining visibility in this challenging environment?
- How are they managing information flows?
- What are boards doing to support their iNEDs and ensure that they are sufficiently well informed and have the answers to all their iNEDs’ questions in real time, not just at formal board meetings?
- More generally, how is the current working environment impacting on the overall workings of fund boards and what can boards do to address that?
Attendees had the opportunity to hear the panel discussion live and to ask questions of our panellists.