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Imagine that the board of a successful company, facing no apparent crisis, approaches the date of a long-planned CEO succession and finds, to its surprise, that no internal candidate is fully ready to assume the top job.
In a demanding world of fast-changing expectations the ability of large organizations to adapt is vital.
Heidrick & Struggles recently organised an event led by Nigel Keen, Chairman of Laird and Oxford Instruments and Russell King, Non-Executive at Aggreko and Spectris, which addressed the issue of whether the role of the chairman was changing or should change as a result of the so-called “shareholder spring”.
Heidrick & Struggles, the global leadership advisory firm, recently hosted a dinner for human resources directors to discuss why the role isn’t better represented on FTSE boards; and to discuss how HR directors could compete more effectively for non-executive positions.