The qualities and experience needed to be a good Chairman
Written by Frank Lewis
Frank Lewis serves as a Chairman and non-executive director for listed and unlisted companies, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises. He lists the attributes Chairmen should possess:
The role of the Chairman has become much higher in profile and the expectations have increased as, quite rightly, stakeholders now expect an engaged, energetic and involved Chairman who does more than simply manage the corporate governance process.
The success of a Chairmanship undoubtedly hinges on the relationship the Chairman has with the chief executive, a relationship which should be centred on honesty, trust and transparency. The success of this relationship is based on mutual understanding by both parties of the distinction between their two roles.