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Slight Increase Seen in Director Pay

Director pay increased between 6 and 8 percent at most companies, finds the 13th annual NACD Director Compensation Report.

Articles | May 24, 2012

Are You Paying Your Lead Director Appropriately?

Boards may need to rethink pay practices as the role of the lead director evolves.

Articles | January 24, 2017

The New Norm in Director Pay

Litigation challenging director pay has made headlines over the past 18 months with shareholders alleging that pay is excessive pay or challenging the processes by which pay is set. The reality is, however, that a new norm of modest pay growth has settled in across American boardrooms, according to ...

Blogs | April 6, 2016

2016-2017 Private Company Director Compensation Snapshot

In brief:The2016–2017 Private Company Director Compensation Snapshotpresents findings from NACD’s annual governance survey that was in the field from May through August of 2016. This report analyzes responses from directors of privately held companies about their compensa­tion, incl...

Research | October 28, 2016

Director Essentials: Preparing for Proxy Season

In brief: As annual meetings approach, directors need to be on their proxy season game. This installment of the Director Essentials series analyzes emerging issues within the framework of key fundamentals. Useful for first-time public company directors and those tasked with their onboarding, this do...

Research | December 28, 2016

Appearing at Conferences: Director Dos and Don'ts

Speaking engagements can burnish a director's reputation as an industry expert or just allow him or her to pass along wisdom and insight that could improve the state of corporate governance. In some cases, a conference appearance could even get directors invited to sit on more boards.

News | March 20, 2017

Modest Director Pay Increases Suggest New Norm

New data show that despite relative conservatism in director pay, proxy access issues, and courtroom battles stand to change how boards thing about their compensation practices.

Articles | March 28, 2016

Liability Considerations for the Global Director

With the globalization of business operations and investments, opportunities to serve on the board of directors of a foreign company have increased. Those contemplating serving on such boards need to be aware of the laws that govern director responsibilities and the potential for liability.

Articles | May 21, 2014

Director Essentials: Strengthening Risk Oversight Executive Summary

Click here to access the complete report (Complimentary download for all NACD Members).As corporate fiduciaries, directors play an important role in risk oversight, a responsibility that has significantly increased in complexity over the past few years. This new Director Essentials report offers a d...

Research | December 2, 2016

Director Essentials: Strengthening Compliance and Ethics Oversight

In brief: In light of renewed regulatory focus, directors should consider strengthening their oversight of corporate compliance and ethics programs. New U.S. Department of Justice emphasis on the effectiveness of compliance and ethics programs in preventing, detecting, and mitigating the risk of ind...

Research | January 15, 2016