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When boards are faced with the crucial decision of selecting the next CEO, those that have started early and follow a rigorous process will have the best chance of finding the right leader.
As Board Monitor looks at Canada for the first time, a proprietary analysis offers insights into the demographics, experience, and industry makeup of Canadian boards.
Europe’s public company boards are seeking a balance of experience and new perspectives. This year’s report highlights the different paths the boards in each country are taking to achieve that diversity.
As CEOs and boards seek executives who can help their companies meet the increasing range of cyberthreats, they should be sure they are starting with the right questions and develop their own unique model.
In this podcast, Adrian O’Connor, former regional chief financial officer of Prudential Corporation Asia, discusses financial growth and disruption in the insurance industry and how technology is evolving the role of the CFO.
Moving from start-up to established company is not an easy transition. Finding the right leaders typically requires moving beyond the start-up comfort zone. Two principles can help.
Despite recent progress, the position of board chair is still rarely held by women. We spoke with a number of current and former female chairs at large companies around the world on their experience getting the top job and how to thrive in the role.
Board diversity is at an all-time high—but there’s a long way to go. In this 10th anniversary Board Monitor report, we examine decade-long trends in board appointments and explore the potential for increased diversity over the next 10 years.
At this year’s The Next Web conference, which focused on the changing nature of work in a digital world, Heidrick & Struggles presented its initial research findings on the boardroom of the future and its challenges and priorities over the next five years.
Corporate leaders are in a quandary: feeling stuck by the lack of significant D&I progress despite meaningful investment and uncertain what to do next. What’s needed? An innovative approach to getting unstuck and gaining traction, driven by hard business considerations that will accelerate corporate performance.
The role of CEO is both privileged and demanding—there’s little time to think about what lies ahead. So how do corporate leaders cope when stepping down, from loss of status to finding a new purpose in life? Here, five former CEOs share their perspectives.
Fast-growing, disruptive fintechs could make big leaps by strategically adding board members with operational experience as well as backgrounds in finance, technology, regulatory, and general management. Throw in time as an investor, and you might have found the ideal fintech board member.
Our second annual profile of new independent directors at the largest British, French, and German companies captures the evolution of European boards at a time of continuing uncertainty in the region and around the world.
For the first time, Heidrick & Struggles expands our annual analysis of incoming board directors to the Asia Pacific region, tracking industry experience and diversity in gender and nationality, among other findings, in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore.
The case for more women executives and board directors is stronger than ever, as female representation not only is essential for the realization of gender equality but also helps improve financial returns.
While gender diversity on large-cap Australian boards is approaching the AICD’s goal of 30% female representation, small-cap boards are lagging.
More than 38% of all independent board seats filled by Fortune 500 companies in 2017 went to women. That’s the largest percentage of new female directors since we began tracking the figure in 2009—yet progress remains slow.
Four senior leaders share their insights and experiences on work—and life—after moving on from their high-profile roles.
Interviews with more than 50 Australian investors provide a candid view of investors’ perceived gaps in board performance as well as a template for how boards can improve.