1. Ed
    May 25, 2015 @ 11:35 am

    I would be appreciative of the thoughts around senior / program managers attending board meetings.


    • Ted Sherwood
      May 27, 2015 @ 1:43 pm

      A different kettle of fish, therefore different considerations. I’d first ask: what are you trying to achieve in having executives attend? And what participation, if any? It was routine for me as a CFO to attend, but usually only when something within my area was to be discussed, and then I had no vote of course. Are you training them for board membership? If so, perhaps another vehicle, such as an associate directorship might work? As an executive, if I routinely participated in board meetings, and my specialist (and other) advice was routinely acted upon, I would be concerned at the risk of being held to be a ‘shadow’ director, a risk that I might not want.


  2. Craig Gear
    May 26, 2015 @ 7:57 am

    We’ve been advised if others are present for the meeting they could be seen to be taking on the risk of the directors. This may be if they participate or have papers rather than just observe.


    May 27, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

    A Corporation Board is not a Parish Council. I have been a company director in multiple concurrent appointments in multiple companies for decades and regard the idea an impossibility in any corporations I have been involved with. This covers most industries and business areas.


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