A new strategic direction for board directors

Published in Governance, November 2017 Issue 279

Helen Pitcher, Chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence argues that boards need to be opened up to wider thinking, diverse viewpoints, multifaceted experience and real-world engagement to make them increasingly relevant in a modern, dynamic business environment.

This in turn requires an up-scaling and shift in our thinking on the knowledge, capabilities and skills of non-execs.

"A new strategic direction for board directors" is a call out for all who appoint, vet and authorise non-execs on to boards to be careful what they wish for.