Korn Ferry

Recruiting Top Talent to

Canadian Boards

Canadian Board Practice

Korn Ferry Canada’s Board Practice is the largest and most successful Director Recruitment team in Canada. Having recruited hundreds of directors to Canadian companies, we have developed a comprehensive knowledge of the Canadian boardroom. To help clients ensure highly effective governance for their shareholders, we offer a broad range of services, including:

  • Director recruitment (single search and multi-year, strategic candidate attraction)
  • CEO succession planning
  • Board composition consulting
  • Board Chair succession planning
  • Board effectiveness consulting (through our strategic partner, Patrick O’Callaghan)

From our offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, we serve clients from coast-to-coast and across all industry sectors. Over the past five years alone we have recruited more than 125 directors for Canadian companies. Of those directors, 29% came from outside of Canada, and 31% were diversity appointments.

We have a deep understanding of governance issues in Canada. In concert with Patrick O’Callaghan and Associates, we produce our governance report, Corporate Board Governance and Director Compensation in Canada, on an annual basis. This report is the most comprehensive overview of governance issues in Canada, and is recognized as the go-to source of information for boards across the country. Since 2001, we have included a Special Report in each edition that explores a governance issue of interest to Canadian directors. Every year we meet personally with over 100 Canadian directors to gain their perspectives and opinions.


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