11th May 2006
BOARDS MUST IMPROVE PERFORMANCE, SAYS EXPERT
of many companies ruin corporate prospects and lose money for shareholders,
according to a business expert at the
this week at a conference on corporate governance in
“Despite codes of governance best practice the boards of many companies still miss opportunities, cripple corporate prospects and destroy shareholder wealth,” says Professor Coulson-Thomas.
“Corporate performance appears to depend primarily on what boards actually do and how their members behave rather than on formal governance considerations such as a board’s committee structure.
“If boards are to add more value, make a greater contribution to corporate growth and create a better tomorrow they may need to challenge conventional thinking and question current practices.”
Coulson-Thomas is in
The theme of the conference, which has been organised by the World Council for Corporate Governance, is the selection, training and appraisal of company directors.
In his address ‘Creating a winning board’ he will outline the characteristics, behaviours and approaches adopted by winning boards, the mindsets that can lead to ascent or decline and what boards need to do to provide strategic leadership.
Coulson-Thomas is an experienced chairman of award-winning companies and
Professor of Direction and Leadership at the
He has helped over 90 boards to improve board or corporate performance and is the author of some 40 books and reports on business and management.
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