Jo Haigh is a Partner and Head of Corporate Finance for FDS Corporate Finance Services. She has bought and sold over 300 companies and is currently Non-Executive Director of 6 companies.
Enthusiasm, commitment and experience - these are characteristics Jo Haigh writes about as essential for the boardroom, but they are also characteristics she has demonstrated so well in her own career. Jo's track record and pedigree were key determinants in choosing her as a winner of the Peel Hunt/Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards. Who better to unravel the mysteries and key attributes for boardroom success and wrap them in such a fine publication? Steven Fine, Peel Hunt Keys to the Boardroom is packed with practical tips for aspiring and seasoned directors alike. Jo's experience as an award-winning director brings a unique blend of conviction and confidence that is second to none. Guy Jubb, Global Head of Governance and Stewardship, Standard Life Investments Jo Haigh has many years of experience in providing guidance to directors on the complex subject of their duties as directors and on corporate governance matters generally. Jo uses that experience in this book to set out, in easy-to-understand terms, how directors should act to make sure that they comply with their duties and corporate governance requirements, but without being so concerned about potential liabilities that they miss the opportunity to use their appointment as directors to make a positive contribution to the board and to the business they are promoting. Roger Dyson, Partner at hlw Keeble Hawson Jo Haigh is right on target with her analysis and explanations of the boardroom. Her approach takes aspiring and existing non-executive directors through the mechanics and philosophies of the board, helping to take away much of the mystery surrounding how boards operate, what they really do and how to make the best contribution to the governance and strategic direction of the business. A great book for those who want to push their careers to the highest level as well as those who simply feel they want a better understanding of what is going on behind the closed doors of the boardroom. John Devaney, Chairman, Cobham PLC and National Air Traffic Services Jo Haigh has a wealth of practical experience having sat on over forty boards in her career. She has seen the good, the bad and the distinctly ugly and this down-to-earth and personalised account of what makes a good director is a must-read for those aspiring to the post and those new to the role. Sadly so few people really know the truth about what makes a great or not-so-great performance in the boardroom. This book will leave you well equipped to ensure you fit into the first category and don't fall foul of an increasingly litigious world. James Caan With five best-selling books to her name, 300 companies bought and sold and over 40 non-executive roles, Jo Haigh knows her subject Yahoo Finance This book is a must-read for men and women keen to progress to board level. It not only gives the background of being a director, but gives real practical advice on how to get to the boardroom and importantly be successful in the boardroom. A colourful, anecdote-packed overview of life as a director The Times