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The most effective boards have a positive and long-term impact on their organizations, giving confidence to shareholders and other stakeholders. Creating a diverse and balanced board — one that reflects the organization’s strategic direction and includes the right blend of expertise, experience and perspectives — has become a top priority for boards themselves and shareholders.

Our global Board Practice has been helping companies around the world to strengthen their boards and improve their effectiveness for more than 30 years.

Our board services include:

Board Advisory
We advise board and committee chairs on governance best practices and provide counsel on board and CEO succession planning, director orientation and board performance. Our many board-related publications, events and director education programs contribute to the understanding of effective governance, the complex challenges facing organizations and boards, and evolving stakeholder expectations.

Board Assessment
Using a methodology refined over many years, we conduct board assessments for clients around the world that help boards enhance their impact and effectiveness.

Director Recruitment
With our unparalleled access to and knowledge of a diverse candidate pool, we place outstanding non-executive chairs and directors with the technical expertise and lived experience to add value to the boards they join.

Organizations trust us to build and enhance their boards.

Spencer Stuart is a worldwide leader in director search and board advisory services. We have placed more than 10,000 board directors globally and have unparalleled access to and knowledge of the best director talent.

We understand the vital importance of diverse thinking on boards and have helped boards recruit directors from sought-after backgrounds and increase the diversity of their composition. We have helped place over 3,000 women and 1,000 directors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in corporate board roles.

We serve as long-term strategic partners with boards across a number of leadership areas spanning board succession planning, director recruitment and CEO succession.