Tag: director tenure

Shareholder proposals regarding lead director tenure: a harbinger of things to come? (Updated)

by Cydney Posner The topic of director tenure has increasingly become the focus of both academics and investors. Some argue that long-term directors contribute deep knowledge of the company and provide experience, historical memory and continuity to the board — along with the gravitas sometimes necessary to challenge management. Others […]

Does director tenure affect company value?

by Cydney Posner With a number of institutional investors and proxy advisory firms advocating that public companies adopt “board refreshment” policies, much energy has been devoted to studying the impact of director tenure in the context of corporate governance.  In “Do Directors Have a Use-By Date? Examining the Impact of […]

Scrutiny of director tenure continues: is it the next cause célèbre?

by Cydney Posner The scrutiny of pale, stale and male boards continues, this time focused on the “stale,” that is, long-tenured directors. According to the WSJ, institutional investors are increasingly questioning whether more turnover on boards might be appropriate.

Does the rise of the “new insider” mean that it’s time for a board refreshment policy?

by Cydney Posner The term “board refreshment” may elicit some giggles – no, we’re not talking about shots of The Balvenie 50-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland – but the topic of director tenure is increasingly becoming the focus of both academics and investors. Why?  Don’t long-term directors contribute […]