What are the alternatives to not needing to have alternate directors?
A good board needs to both control and support management, without falling into a “control trap” or “support trap”.
Directors with international experience and networks can add value. How can directors achieve the board dynamics where the diversity does not create or accentuate fault lines?
Yes, board diversity goes beyond gender, but gender diversity deserves attention because of social justice and business performance.
Removing the board chairman – whether as chairman or as chairman and director – is no small undertaking, if indeed it is warranted.
Despite the concerns surrounding Excos, there can be value to having one.