Role of the Lead Director or Nonexecutive Chair

Role of the Lead Director or Nonexecutive Chair

The rapid pace and complexity of change in today’s business environment calls for stronger and more effective board leadership. Whether this leadership takes the form of a board chair or lead independent director, it is the leader’s job to build and maintain a high-performing board. That said, lead directors play a crucial role in guiding the work of a board’s independent directors. This resource center offers thought leadership, tools, and templates to enhance the role of lead directors as they navigate today’s increasingly disruptive and demanding business environment.

Provide Effective Leadership                                            

Future Proofing Director Skill Sets How Lead Directors Can Facilitate Board Engagement in Strategy How Lead Directors Are Helping Their Boards Keep Pace Navigating Disruptive Risk: The Lead Director Lens 10 Questions to Evaluate a Board’s Fit for Purpose Using Proxy Disclosure to Increase Boardroom Transparency


The Lead Director’s Role in Deepening Board Engagement in Strategy


Director Professionalism® Fit for the Future Global Board Leaders’ Summit

Understanding the Lead Director’s Role and Scope

Fit for the Future: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Effective Lead Director Attributes of a Lead Director Board Leadership Structure: Split Versus Combined CEO/Chair Investor Expectations of Board Leaders Board Leadership and the Role of the Lead Director (Sidley Austin)

Board Oversight Structure and Policies

Bank of America Lead Director Proxy Disclosure, Page 17 Board Leadership Structure Board Effectiveness Checklist Cultivating Long-Term Habits of a Highly Effective Board A Field Guide to Bad Directors BMO’s Approach to Continuous Education for Directors Future Proofing Director Skill Sets Are You Paying Your Lead Director Appropriately?