The role of the board chair is expanding. Insights gleaned from conversations with board chairs around the world provide a roadmap for how chairs can address new demands.
Across the globe, Board Chairs have seen their roles rapidly evolve and transform in recent years, triggered by local and geopolitical volatility, a growing demand from different stakeholder groups for greater transparency and accountability, and unprecedented events such as the pandemic.
In 2020, we interviewed a diverse range of Australia’s most prominent Chairs and garnered some great insights into how the Chair role had changed to manage the pandemic crisis. Subsequently, our global network adopted the approach, so this report outlines insights and themes from conversations with over 300 Chairs globally.
Chairs have learned a great deal in recent years and they are more resilient, prepared than ever before to navigate a new world of challenge and opportunity. I hope you find value the insights gleaned from Chairs across the globe in terms of how the role continues to evolve and be redefined and how we, as Chairs, can continue to lead moving forward.