Board composition is in the spotlight. The business environment is fast-paced and complex, making it imperative that companies have the right people in the boardroom helping to guide strategy and oversee risk.
As we look ahead to 2018, we expect board composition and the related issues of director diversity, tenure, and qualifications to remain high priorities for companies, boards, investors, and other stakeholders.
We asked directors and thought leaders in corporate governance and board issues to share their views on the current state of board composition and what lies ahead. Their perspectives on how boards should approach refreshment, what companies should communicate to investors about the composition of their boards, the changes they expect to see in board composition, and what could help to move the needle on board diversity, should be useful as directors consider their own board composition and recruiting practices.
For additional insights and data on trends in public company board composition and director recruiting, read Equilar’s 2017 Board Composition and Director Recruiting Trends report, sponsored by the KPMG Board Leadership Center and Semler Brossy Consulting Group.