How have you considered enhancing your board’s skill set outside of gender? Are you taking digital risk into account while diversifying your board? How are you identifying the best talent to compliment your board’s current skill-set? What questions are you asking young directors and digital natives as they are onboarding to ensure their contributions are meaningful? How can the board utilize a young digital director in untraditional ways?
Our program on board composition was designed for experienced directors, aspiring directors, and young directors currently on boards.
Key takeaways included:
Board culture needed to get the best input from young directors
Best mentoring feedback to provide to young directors
How to create a pipeline for young directors
Nontraditional strategies to utilize young digital native talent
Leah Malone is a director in PwC’s Governance Insights Center, which strives to strengthen the connection between directors, executive teams and investors by helping them navigate the evolving governance landscape.
Leah worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP for eight years before joining PwC and has extensive experience in governance matters, in particular relating to executive compensation.
Leah has authored a number of publications for the Governance Insights Center, including the Annual Corporate Directors Survey, our Census of Directors Age 50 and Under, and the Executive Compensation Series.
Leah earned her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Kim Box is an independent director on the Board of McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ: MGRC), a diversified business-to-business rental company. She is also an independent director and chair of the Directors Loan Committee on the Board of American River Bank (NASDAQ: AMRB), a community business bank. Box is the president and CEO at Gatekeeper Innovation Inc., the makers of Safer Lock, which provides portable containers for securing prescription medications. She is a former HP vice president with extensive experience in information technology. At HP, she led IT outsourcing services, customer support of product services, and internal IT services. She also led a global organization with over 100 locations around the world. She is known for her strong skills in strategic planning, information technology, partner/relationship building, mergers and acquisitions, results-driven leadership, and high integrity with proven successful execution.
Box has served on several nonprofit boards of directors. She currently serves on the Carlsen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board at California State University, Sacramento. She has served on the American Red Cross Board and as chair of the board and of the Strategic Planning Committee and Board Development Committee. Box is a member of Women Corporate Directors organization and is cofounder of Pathway to Prevention where she led the production of an Emmy-winning documentary. She is the author of the book Woven Leadership: The Power of Diversity to Transform Your Organization for Success. She is a dynamic international keynote speaker on topics such as leadership, diversity, and transformation.
Nicolas Anderson is CEO of Capitol Digital & Califorensics, a company that provides digital forensics and high-value digital discovery services to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Headquartered in Sacramento, the company has been serving California and the western United States for over 20 years. Anderson is also managing partner of Elm Grove Partners, a private investment firm currently based in Sacramento, California, organized to acquire and operate companies in the lower middle market. He is involved in a variety of community-based organizations including the Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation, the California Innocence Project, and Streetwise Partners. Anderson received an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Sarah Van Dyck leads Egon Zehnder’s US Consumer Practice and is a core member of the Chief Marketing and Digital Practices. Based in San Francisco, she advises both industry leaders and emerging disruptors on executive search, leadership development, and board advisory services. Her 25 years of experience as a marketing executive with consumer and technology companies have shown her that organizational capacity is built when courageous and compassionate leaders invest in the potential of their teams.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Van Dyck was VP of Global Brand Marketing at Rosetta Stone. Previously, she was a marketing executive at LivingSocial, as well as managing director of MODO Group, where she oversaw global brand strategy initiatives for clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, Grupo Modelo, and Sony Ericsson. She began her marketing career at Procter & Gamble.
Van Dyck received an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in History from Brown University. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her two teenage children develop their own passions and interests. She’s grateful they share their parents’ sense of adventure and curiosity so the family can explore the four corners of the earth together.
Martyn Chapman serves as head of Strategy for Nasdaq Governance Solutions, supporting the development of Nasdaq's best practice guidance materials on a variety of corporate governance matters, and directing the strategy for Nasdaq's governance technology solutions, including Nasdaq Boardvantage. He has over 15 years of governance industry experience serving boards of FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies with a focus on innovating corporate governance practices through technology.