A seasoned independent director wonders if joining a prominent board with a public fallout over its strategy and investments is a golden opportunity or a poisoned chalice.
The challenge of Independent directors is finding those that are truly independent. The rules only disqualify those that are related by blood and money to
the management and controlling shareholders. But independence is a state of mind.
The nine-year rule has been a controversial one. And perhaps it has been contentious because the rule and its implementation sought
to satisfy too many governance principles and points of view.
How many, if any, shares should non-executive directors own in a listed company?
The transition of organisations and their leaders (chairman, CEO and other directors) is always much more difficult than continuing the status quo, but then renewal is usually very necessary.
Ethics is a difficult and, often, a sensitive subject. What are the options available to a director for corporate ethical breaches, particularly after he has exhausted the constructive ones?