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Cambridge Business Magazine: Contrarian director proposed for boards

Public companies should appoint a “Contrarian Director” who systematically challenges management recommendations to the board and suggests a range of alternative outcomes, says the winning paper in the 2015 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge…

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Financial Times: Women in Business: Siobhan Sweeney

Charlotte Clarke speaks to Siobhan Sweeney, an MBA student at Cambridge Judge Business School. Siobhan shares her thoughts about MBA studies, favourite business books and how to deal with male-dominated environments.  “I think the world is changing and diversity is…

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Financial Director: Corporate culture proves an abstract concept for FDs

Richard Crump looks at the corporate culture and how it impacts business. Siobhan Sweeney’s winning paper on appointing a “contrarian director” is mentioned in the article. The paper says that public companies should appoint a Contrarian Director who systematically challenges…

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Treasury Today: Get the Devil in your boardroom

Public companies should appoint a “Contrarian Director” who systematically challenges management recommendations to the board and suggests a range of alternative outcomes, says the winning paper in the 2015 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Centre for Risk Studies at University…

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Financial Times: Tiny signs of a coming scandal – and how to spot them

FT management editor Andrew Hill investigates what are the warning signs of “a coming collapse in corporate culture or an imminent scandal,” and how companies should deal with them. Siobhan Sweeney’s winning paper on appointing a “contrarian director” is mentioned…

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Reuters Breaking Views: Quite the contrary

Breaking Views columnists discuss the idea of a “contrarian director” by Cambridge MBA student Siobhan Sweeney. In the winning paper in the 2015 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Centre for Risk Studies, Siobhan says that public companies should appoint a…

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Cambridge News: Cambridge winner says firms need Dobermans, not Spaniels

How would you feel about having a director on board whose job it is to pick holes in everything you do? Cambridge MBA student Siobhan Sweeney is proposing precisely this in her winning paper about appointing “contrarian directors.” Read the…

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Financial Times: Give the devil a voice in the boardroom

Public companies should appoint a “Contrarian Director” who systematically challenges management recommendations to the board and suggests a range of alternative outcomes, says the winning paper in the 2015 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge Judge…

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