The Great Debate UK

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Give your favourite UK NED the nod

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FILM-OSCARS/Non-executive directors -- particularly at certain British banks -- are not exactly flavour of the month.

There has been widespread questioning of what precisely it is many non-execs actually do, other than take home a sometimes handsome reward for attending a scattering of board meetings.

The promoters of the annual NED (Non-Executive Directors) Awards 2009 -- which are presumably the boardroom equivalent of the Oscars -- put a positive spin on their role:

The appointment of a Non-Executive Director (NED) can highly influence the success of an organisation

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