NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors
Directorship Magazine September 2010 Issue

Table of Contents

September 2010


The Directorship 100


The 2010 Corporate Governance Hall of Fame

The Directorship Corporate Governance Hall of Fame was created in 2008 in recognition of the outstanding achievements of those select individuals who have had a lasting influence over corporate governance and the boardroom community.
by NACD Editors

The View From the Global CEO

The president of Barclays PLC shared his views on the firm’s rise to the top tier of investment and global banking, financial reform and the current and future state of financial services.
by NACD Editors

The State of the Markets

CEO of NYSE Euronext, Duncan Niederauer, spoke about new regulations taking shape globally to avoid a repeat of the financial crisis during an interview with NACD Directorship's Jeffrey M. Cunningham.
by NACD Editors

Two Views on Finance Reform

Spencer T. Bachus and Harvey Pitt take two views when addressing the finance reform bill.
by NACD Editors

In Pursuit of Growth

“I think boards are so overwhelmed with new measures and regulations that there is a real possibility that directors are going to lose the core of what they’re supposed to be doing.” --Jack Wasserman
by Gretchen Michals Salois

Inside the SEC

The SEC's Brian Breheny gamely fields questions from a powerhouse panel of former SEC commissioners.
by NACD Editors

Director Liability and Litigation

Back by popular demand was a sparring session, ably moderated by Michael W. Smith, between plaintiff and defense attorneys.
by NACD Editors

Meeting Recruitment and Motivation Challenges

Compensation, of course, is a determinate factor in director and CEO appointments, an already difficult process. Peter Lupo described how, though director pay has shown little change, the structural components of payment have been significantly altered.
by Matthew Connolly

Choose Your Crisis

Transparency, action and leadership are all vital components in how a company responds to a crisis and the consumers’ subsequent views.
by Lindsay Dahlstrom


President's Letter

Now, It's Really Personal

By “personal,” I mean that when it comes to voting their proxies for director slates, shareholders will be focusing on individual directors in upcoming proxy seasons.
by Kenneth Daly

Editor’s Note

Agents of Change

One common denominator to every individual listed in this issue of the 2010 Directorship 100 it’s this: every single one of them is an agent of change.
by Judy Warner

Washington Update

Coping with Dodd-Frank

With the worst of the financial crisis now behind them, Washington policymakers are turning their attention away from the financial sector and toward businesses in general.
by Alexandra R. Lajoux

The New Investor Summit

Advise for Those New to Boardroom Roles

Some 60 directors convened at the NYSE’s Wall Street landmark to share their expertise on issues dominating boardroom discussions including CEO and board succession planning, audit committee and risk strategy scenario planning, compensation trends and development, governance, regulation and the capital markets.
by NACD Editors

Peer Exchange

Effectively Managing Risk and Uncertainty

Directors and executive officers are faced with more lawsuits and, as a result, an increase in personal liability. NACD Directorship, in conjunction with Chartis, convened a group of experts to discuss D&O liability and the future challenges directors face as they manage risk.
by Gretchen Michals Salois


A Summer of Good Reads

That new found joy of reading for pleasure and eclectic learning has followed me into retirement. Summer reading always brings some historical treats and new rewards.
by Richard J. Mahoney



Adapting to Uncertainty, Focusing on Transparency

The results of  KPMG/NACD Public Company Audit Committee Member Survey make clear that the pressures on companies to grow are shaping audit committee agendas.
by Mary Pat McCarthy


Ensuring Great Non-Executive Board Leadership

Best practices related to the important role of a board's lead director
by Dennis Carey