2015-2016 NACD Private Company Governance Survey Investor-Owned Company Boards

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In Brief: The 2015–2016 NACD Private Company Governance Survey: Investor-Owned Company Boards presents findings from our annual questionnaire that was in the field from March through May 2015. This report is the second in a series dedicated to private companies of varying ownership structures. It offers new insight on essential governance issues such as leadership succession and cyber risk. Data from other private company types, public companies, and nonprofit organizations are published separately. 

How boards can use this resource:

  • Benchmark your board’s strategic priorities;
  • Identify areas for improvement in current governance practices, including board composition, structure, succession planning, and risk oversight; and
  • Inform your board’s strategy for designing executive compensation plans.

Relevant audiences: Board members and executives of private-equity firms, venture-backed businesses, and privately funded start-ups.