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    What is the role of an independent non-executive director on the board of a National Governing Body of Sport?

    Nelson, Patrick (2017) What is the role of an independent non-executive director on the board of a National Governing Body of Sport? Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Governance in National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport has never been as much under the spotlight of public opinion as it is today . This paper is focused on board level governance of NGBs in sport, and more specifically on the role and value that independent non - executive directors (INEDs) can potentially bring to the governance of these organisations. INEDs have become more signifi cant in the last twenty or so y ears in corporate organisations, at least as a partial antidote to the corruption and poor governance which was burgeoning in the late 1980s, and this fashion has also spread to non - profit organisations. However, despite thi s growth in importance, little understanding exists on what INEDs bring to the boardroom table, particularly in the context of the sport industry. T he primary research which was carried out for this research , namely a series of semi - structured interviews w ith prominent INEDs in major team sport NGBs based in the UK , focused on trying to identify the role and value that such INEDs can deliver as part of their role on the board of an NGB. The results of this research demonstrate that it has become clear that INEDs have the potential to play a significant role in increasing the quality of governance in NGBs and in providing assurance to stakeholders that an organisation is well governed. It follows from this that recruitment of INEDs is an important topic its elf, and should be taken as seriously as the recruitment of a senior staff member such as the Chief Executive.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Research Paper Series V10(1) - ISSN: 1756-8811
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 16:05
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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