Corporate boards | Needed: diversity of experiences and fresh perspectives to keep up with rapid change

Carter Burgess, head of our Board of Directors Practice, is featured in this month’s Virginia Business magazine, where he talks about board diversity.

In his article, “Needed: diversity of experiences and fresh perspectives to keep up with rapid change“, Tim Loughran writes,

Carter L. Burgess, Jr., a managing director at RSR Partners in Greenwich, Conn., advises companies who hire him to find qualified candidates for board seats to focus first on potential directors who possess the valuable work experience and skill sets boards lack, and secondly on things like gender, race and ethnic origin. “While boards welcome diversity, it is my belief that it has to be relevant [to a company’s performance] to be effective and helpful,” he says. “Diversity for diversity’s sake can be problematic.”

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