Greg Lau is head of the firm’s Board Advisory Practice and a senior member of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice. With more than 30 years of corporate governance experience, Greg has deep experience working closely with chairmen, chief executive officers, and nominating and governance committees on board composition and recruiting.
Greg previously served as executive director of global compensation and corporate governance for General Motors. In 1984, following several assignments with the GM Financial staff, Greg was named assistant treasurer of compensation, governance, benefits, and risk management in the New York Treasurer’s Office. From 1982 through 2010, he was secretary of the executive compensation committee of the company’s board of directors. In 1994, he was named executive director of global compensation and corporate governance as part of GM’s Global Human Resources staff and was also named secretary of the directors and corporate governance committee of GM’s board.
He is a past member of the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. In 2015, Greg was honored as one most influential people in the boardroom community as a member of the NACD Directorship 100. He also serves as a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED). He was a former member of the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. Greg was a member and past chairman of The Conference Board’s Councils on Executive Compensation and Global Human Resources Management and a former member of the Wharton School’s Executive Education advisory board, as well. Greg also served previously on the boards of directors of WorldatWork, General International Ltd., and GMAC Insurance Holdings.
Greg earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and his BA from Dartmouth College. Greg and his wife live in Westport, Connecticut.