RegulationAccounting StandardsICAS president says non-execs must grill company top brass

ICAS president says non-execs must grill company top brass

Alan Thomson says non-executive directors should ask searching questions of company directors

The president of ICAS has called for non-executive directors to ask tough
questions of management in efforts to ensure good corporate governance.

Speaking to CA
magazine
, Alan Thomson said the tone from the top had to be established by
NEDs challenging the management.

“The important thing in governance is the ‘tone from the top,” said Thomson.
“Non-executives need to go in and ask uncomfortable questions of the management.

“The days of the chairman surrounding himself with his chums on the board
have come to an end.

“Boards can’t behave like that any more.”

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