David Cameron exclusive

Director gave IoD members the opportunity to put questions to David Cameron. We selected nine and quizzed the prime minister. Here’s what he ...



  • Gen Y enters the boardroom

    The arrival of Generation Y into the workplace has had a dramatic impact both on business and the world around us. Facebook, Google and Twitter are three major brands that were created and then morphed, in an astonishingly short space of time, into global institutions thanks to Generation Y.
    So who are Generation Y? Sometimes referred […]

  • Artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence fever is upon us again, with our increasingly wily ways of smartening up silicon prompting Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk to issue warnings about super-intelligent robots. What happens when you weigh up the potential against the peril? Director asked the experts. 
    It was one giant step for computer-kind. In May 1997, a […]

  • Foreign exchange currency risk

    In the wake of the Swiss decision to decouple its franc from the euro, Jonathan Pryor of Investec Corporate and Institutional Treasury provides key pointers on how not to be caught with a big foreign exchange loss.
    1 Develop reliable cashflow forecasts
    Pryor says: “Managing foreign exchange (FX) risk starts with the basic business practice of developing […]