Board diversity matters. Is it time to think about a Young people Board?

Guy Le Pechon writes: Board rejuvenation is often considered and discussed, but statistics on boards member ages show little progress. Age diversity within a board is unquestionably desirable, but will one or two younger directors be enough? Perhaps the answer is a Young Board of Directors instead – a shadow cabinet of sorts…

Governing Matters

I came across Peter Crow’s
website the other day. Peter is non-executive Director and a Board advisor. Though mainly concerned with corporate governance, this website may be of interest to school governors too. The following is a guest blog on Peter’s website and is being posted here with his permission. The original can be read here.

Guest blog: Guy Le Péchon (Gouvernance & Structures, France)

Board rejuvenation is often considered and discussed, but statistics on boards member ages show little progress. The general public thinks a board of directors is a set of relatively old people. Common sense and corporate governance approaches lead one to think that the introduction of new ideas from younger generations would surely be a company asset.

Age diversity within a board is unquestionably desirable, but will one or two younger directors be enough? Probably not. In fact, except in exceptional cases (mainly in…

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