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15 September 2016

Does the external affairs function need to be reinvented?

A recent McKinsey survey – “How to reinvent the external affairs function” – undertaken amongst a sample of executives (it did not specify titles) revealed a dissatisfaction with the capability of their external affairs teams. A few stats stand out: “Only 11% of executives said their companies frequently succeeded at shaping government and regulatory decisions.” And there were no regions or…

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11 July 2016

Outlook for mid senior level corporate affairs hiring

There is no doubt that Brexit will further extend a period uncertainty and we all know in periods of uncertainty, investment decisions are postponed. This applies as much to strategic hires as it does to capital expenditure. Although the last six months have seen some senior level hiring in corporate affairs, activity levels have undoubtedly declined year on year. In…

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11 July 2016

Our guest blogger Hans - Kristian Bryn provides his view on reputational risk and the role of the CAD

Reputational risk - where do the responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs Director start and end?  A view by our guest blogger Hans-Kristian Bryn, an international risk management and governance advisor, formerly UK leader of Deloitte’s Strategic Risk Practice.  Reputational risk management is a hot topic and often debated with and amongst Corporate Affairs Directors (CADs).  However, CADs are only one of the…

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