Senior Client Partner, ESG & Head of Board Effectiveness Practice

Anthony Goodman is a Senior Client Partner and the leader of the North American Board Effectiveness practice, based in the firm’s Boston office. 

Anthony advises public and private company boards, including large nonprofits, mutual funds and family influenced businesses on a range of confidential matters. He is an experienced advisor to non-executive directors and C-suite executive teams in the United States and Europe on oversight of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) opportunities and risks, and improved relationships with stakeholders.​

Anthony’s prior experience includes six years as a leader in the Board Effectiveness Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. Anthony spent more than 12 years as a partner at Tapestry Networks, an organization convening board directors, investors, and regulators for peer learning and mutual understanding. He was the founder and co-chair of the Shareholder-Director Exchange (SDX), which developed the first protocol for board-shareholder engagement in the United States. For five years from 2009-2014, Anthony wrote the Leading View column for the Financial Times. 

Before joining Tapestry, Anthony was CEO of Omnicom Group subsidiary Smythe Dorward Lambert, Inc (SDL), a boutique consultancy specializing in change management, culture change, and employee  communication.

Anthony was Co-Chair of The Conference Board ESG Center Human Capital Oversight & Disclosure Working Group in 2019-20. He co-authored a chapter on board leadership in The Handbook of Board Governance 2nd Edition (Wiley) in 2020 and a chapter on board-shareholder engagement in the first edition in 2016.​

Anthony is a board director of Boston Scores, a nonprofit providing after-school programs in public schools. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).​

Anthony holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, where he was also elected President of the Oxford Union.