Shareholders’ scrutiny of executive compensation is a reality. Boards and senior executives are being tasked with finding the right balance between pay and performance within the context of corporate governance “best practices” and changing market practices.
How does your executive compensation program compare to best practices and those of your competitors?
How do you mitigate risks in your executive compensation program?
Are your executive and director compensation programs and levels fair, competitive and defensible?
Are executives engaged and committed to the success of the organization?
How do you make sure your executive compensation program is aligned with business strategy and driving performance, especially in periods of change?
Are you effectively communicating your executive compensation program to shareholders?
How do you ensure their understanding of the program and, ultimately, receive more support on your Say on Pay vote?
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WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM
We have placed 39 women on Canadian boards in the past 5 years (31% of all placements). Recruiting women for Canadian boards has been a significant theme for the past 10 years, and has been heightened since the Ontario Securities Commission amendments to disclosure requirements regarding representation of women on boards. Through the course of our work, we have identified hundreds of women in Canada with the credentials required for boards and have learned of their preferences, skills, abilities, and capacity to serve.
Approximately one-third of our board recruitment has an audit committee orientation (finding and sourcing candidates with credentials that allow them to immediately join a board’s Audit Committee and/or are likely to be considered for Audit Committee Chair in the future). We have identified a comprehensive pool of highly qualified financial experts and CEOs who have audit committee capability.
Close to a third of searches over the last five years have come from outside Canada (primarily the US). Our ability to identify and attract international executives to Canadian boards is a primary strength; we work with our US and international Board Practice and our industry experts to identify highly qualified candidates for Canadian boards.
CORPORATE BOARD GOVERNANCE AND DIRECTOR COMPENSATION IN CANADA