Speaker-led debate & workshop
18–19 July 2013
Speaker-led debate: Executive reward
Workshop: Your current issues
Meeting time: 17.30 – 11.30
We held our first ‘overnight’ meeting last year and the feedback was excellent. Members enjoyed the lively debate, the increased opportunity for informal conversation and the ‘roundtable’ approach to sharing current issues. This summer’s meeting therefore took a broadly similar format.
At the time of the meeting, and with the 2013 ‘AGM season’ behind us, members had experience of how shareholders have reacted to the frameworks and awards that companies have adopted this year.
With the help of our speakers, we took stock of recent developments and considered how executive reward can best move forward. How have remuneration committees responded to the principles recently issued by Hermes and other investor groups? Is consensus emerging on the forms that improvements might take? How might solutions differ across sectors? How best can these be implemented in practice? What dilemmas, barriers and opportunities are members themselves experiencing as they work these issues with their remuneration committees? And how are executives themselves reacting?
Our speakers were well placed to help us address these issues. Each has deep involvement in many of the latest developments and each has well-considered perspectives on where executive remuneration should be heading. We held a frank and practical discussion of the current state of play, of members’ own experience and of how best to move forward.
The morning workshop, a ‘members only’ session, was based around contemporary topics and issues of concern which were canvassed prior to the event. The aim was to provide a forum within which members discussed approaches, experience and practice, as well as reflecting on the prior evening’s discussions.
- Executive remuneration: recent developments, barriers and opportunities, the way forward
- Extended opportunity to network with peers
- Roundtable discussion of current or emerging reward issues.