Want to Serve on a Board? 6 Observations for CFOs
Earlier this year, we met with finance leaders from a
range of industries to discuss trends in board governance and composition.
Specifically, finance leaders were interested in how the composition of U.S.
boards is evolving and the director skills and qualifications boards are
S&P 500 boards increased their recruiting in
2020, adding 413 new directors. Boards are looking to increase their racial and
ethnic diversity and to attract sitting CEOs, executives who have used
technology to disrupt or reshape an industry, and those who have had success
driving growth in key geographies, China and India chief among them.