Emerging Trends in Board Committee Leadership & Structure

Inside Americas Boardrooms
For years boards have focused on the ''big three'' committees: Audit, Compensation, and Nominating & Governance. As board challenges and responsibilities expand, more boards are finding it valuable to explore non-traditional board committees, whether Finance, ESG, Strategy, Cyber Risk, or beyond. In this episode, Debra Sandler, board member with Archer Daniels Midland Company and Gannett, explains the purpose of these emerging committees and gives examples from her boards:

  • What's the purpose of her board's ''Nominating & Public Responsibility Committee''?
  • Will this trend for new and emerging board committees continue?
  • What are the skills of a good board committee chair?

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