The role of the board: unlocking the potential

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Session recap: Unlocking board potential


A board is more than a necessity — it’s a very valuable asset that can fuel growth, we learned in Thursday’s session, The role of the board: unlocking the potential. Leading companies leverage their boards — and give the directors a little TLC, too.

The right person for the job will depend on the organization’s needs; as they change, so should the board’s composition. In particular, new directors should bring the experience and diversity of thought that the company might otherwise lack.

A good board also learns how to disagree. As Herald Chen of KKR noted, boards – even boards of PE companies – can be too collegial. A board that asks authentic questions — and that is willing to challenge and debate the answers — can make a huge difference.

CEOs sometimes struggle with unlocking the knowledge and networks of their outside board members. This panel features leading CEOs and board members who know how to build and manage high-performance boards that add value to their companies.

The role of the board: unlocking the potential

 

Moderator

 

Rick Fezell speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Rick Fezell
Vice Chair and Midwest Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

 

 

Speakers

 

Herald Chen speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Herald Chen
Member
KKR

 
Veronica Hagen speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Veronica Hagen
Retired President and CEO
Polymer Group, Inc.

 
Jim Keane speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Jim Keane
President and Chief Operating Officer, Director
Steelcase Inc.

 
Barbara Mowry speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Barbara Mowry
CEO
GoreCreek Advisors