Board of the future to be more diverse, experienced and accountable

  • New thought leadership report for 2021 lays out the challenges for the board of the future.  
  • Directors must be proactive in mastering a mix of soft and technical skills to navigate organisational and strategic challenges.
  • Boards will be called upon more regularly to consider the moral dimensions of strategies and actions, as well as legal or compliance issues. 

Higher expectations, more responsibility and broader diversity and experience are the biggest priorities for corporate Australia for defining the ideal attributes of future board directors. 
Faced with mounting pressure for greater accountability and responsibility, Governance Institute of Australia’s inaugural Future of the Board report, highlights the challenges and potential strategies organisations can take in the short- and medium-term.

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