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Sample Board Expertise Matrix

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Publication Date: October 1, 2007
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In brief: This board expertise matrix was created in conjunction with the directors of Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien Ltd.) as they were developing their own board.

The board expertise matrix includes:
  • Senior leadership experience
  • Business development and M&A experience
  • Financial expertise
  • Public board experience
  • Diversity
  • Independence
  • Industry experience
  • Global experience
How boards can use this resource:
  • Create a board expertise matrix.
  • Review your board’s composition and diversity.
  • Prepare for meetings with investors about board composition.
  • Consider how potential director candidates will fit within the overall board.
Most relevant audiences: Nominating and governance committee members