Company Secretarial Services: Balancing roles between chief and chair

Best practice suggests that the roles of chief executive and chairperson should be separated with clear and distinct responsibilities for each office holder.

22nd June, 2013
Maura Quinn is chief executive of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Best practice suggests that the roles of chief executive and chairperson should be separated with clear and distinct responsibilities for each office holder. In circumstances where the role of the chief executive is not adequately separated from the role of the chairperson, this can have adverse consequences for the business and result in shareholders not having assurances that the business is being managed in their best interests.

The primary role of the chairperson is to...

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