The 2002 Boards of Directors Study in Australia and New Zealand

Over the past thirty years, Korn/Ferry International has been reviewing and investigating the structure (demographics) and performance of boards of directors and analysing trends in the compensation of directors. In our 2002 Study we have partnered with Egan Associates to ensure a very high level of data integrity and a significant improvement in the statistical validity of the key measures of board composition and compensation. Additionally, we have sought commentary from nine of Australia’s prominent non executive chairmen and directors, on several topics of specific interest to all independent directors and senior corporate executives. To supplement the views of these business leaders, we have drawn on Korn/Ferry’s experience in identifying and appointing independent directors to boards and in advising on the evaluation of the feulsperformance of directors and boards as a whole.