Sir Roger Carr

Exceptional chairmen

‘What marks out exceptional chairmen is not procedure, structure or even chairing skills, but engaged and informed board leadership.’

Seamus Gillen

Governance, reputation and shareholder value

‘Far from viewing reputation as an intangible asset whose link with corporate value is uncertain, we should see reputation as a strategic asset which can be managed, and leveraged, to create tangible business benefit. Good boards understand this, and it is absolutely no coincidence that well-governed companies often enjoy good share price performance as well as a strong reputation.’