Sample Template for the Self-Evaluation, Peer Evaluation of a Lead Independent Director

In brief: Produced with the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness, this template is intended to help with the self-evaluation, and peer evaluation of a lead independent director. In order to comply with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) governance standards, the practice of board, committee, and director evaluation has become commonplace among companies; even those not listed on this exchange.

This resource can help your board

  • Design a lead independent director assessment form.
  • Identify areas of improvement for the lead independent director along various metrics including agenda-setting, external stakeholder engagement, and participation in full board meetings and executive sessions.

Most relevant audiences: nominating and governance committee members, lead independent directors