Blog Post Highlights Importance of Board Chair Role

A recent post in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, entitled, “Board Effectiveness and the Chair of the Future” highlights the important and necessary role board chairs play in organizational governance and leadership generally. While the post focuses on corporate boards, some of the takeaways also apply to fund boards.  The authors give specific advice on the evolving role of the chair in the current environment. In addition, the authors give advice, gleaned from input of 300 chairs, on leading practices for board chairs.  They also provide tips for those who desire to step into the role of chair.