George Anderson leads Spencer Stuart's Board Effectiveness services in North America. He advises clients whose boards are undergoing transitions in governance, composition and leadership.
An expert in governance and boards
- George has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, which recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom community, and previously one of 10 global “Rising Stars in Corporate Governance” (under 40 years old) by the Millstein Center at the Yale School of Management.
- He has authored numerous articles on board matters for publications including Harvard Business Review and has been quoted on governance and leadership matters in media such as The Wall Street Journal.
- George has spoken at events hosted by the American Bar Association, Corporate Board Member/NYSE Governance Services, NACD, Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX) and others. He also convenes directors to support their development. He has created and led multiple director networks, including Spencer Stuart’s New Director Program and groups of audit committee chairs, compensation committee chairs and lead independent directors.
- Before joining Spencer Stuart, George was a partner at Tapestry Networks and served as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office. Previously, George was a principal at Toffler Associates, a management consultancy. Earlier in his career, George was a senior consultant at Accenture and a corps member in Teach For America.
George holds an M.Ed. in human development and psychology from Harvard University and a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College. He serves on several nonprofit boards and is a governor-appointed trustee of MassTech, a public economic development authority in Massachusetts.