Building Effective Cybersecurity Governance Evolving Board oversight and reporting to address increasing stakeholder scrutiny of cyber risk

While the CISO holds the responsibility of designing and implementing the company’s cybersecurity programme, it is up to the board to ensure that the appropriate strategy has been developed and implemented by the executive team…

Welcoming and Initiating New Board Members

Finding and orientating suitable board member is a process that should be considered from multiple perspectives. For a new board member to be successfully initiated they must be confident that they have found an organisation…

Crafting the ‘G’ in ESG: Accountability in the Boardroom

The benefits of increased diversity to stakeholders are becoming more apparent and include an increased variety of fresh perspectives, improved decision making and oversight and strengthened internal controls. Over time, diverse boards will have more robust debates, make sounder decisions…

Mercy Ships Canada – Board Directors (3 Positions)

For over forty years, the international charity Mercy Ships has operated the largest civilian hospital ship fleet in the world, addressing the impacts of inequity and providing humanitarian assistance including free life-changing surgeries and health care, training and mentoring of local healthcare professionals…

National Gallery of Canada – Board Director

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world’s most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge…

How committees are evolving to meet changing oversight needs

Stand-alone corporate responsibility and sustainability committees are also on the rise. The percentage of S&P 500 company boards with a separate sustainability committee jumped to 11% in 2022, up from 7% in 2019. These committees are primarily focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and …

2022 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

Many boards are thinking carefully about attaining the right balance between youth and experience for today’s fast-changing strategic context. For many, the accelerating shift into the digital era demands the appointment of younger directors in their early 40s or 50s. That, in turn…

Charting the course through a changing governance landscape

To create diversity of thought, gender diversity is still the most commonly cited (88%). But the percentage saying the same about racial/ ethnic diversity is not far behind at 83%. This reflects a 6-point increase since 2019. Directors are also likely to say that diversity of age and board tenure (79% and 74%, respectively) …

Volleyball Alberta – Board of Directors

Volleyball Alberta is a non-profit organization with the mission to unite our members and stakeholders in a safe and inclusive volleyball pathway. As the provincial sport governing body, Volleyball Alberta is involved in every facet of the sport by running programs at all levels, both indoors and on the beach…

ASC Releases 2022 Update of Women on Boards Data

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) data of the of the 8th annual review of disclosures relating to women on Boards and in executive officer positions for 116 TSX listed Alberta based companies. Women hold 23% of board positions in Alberta, an increase from 21% in 2021 and 8% in 2015…