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Judging the true independence of a director

IDs should be ready for shareholders' questions at AGMs; greater scrutiny will motivate them to take their role more seriously.

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IT is widely recognised that independent directors (IDs) have a key role in upholding corporate governance as they are often regarded as the first line of defence against misfeasance.

IT is widely recognised that independent directors (IDs) have a key role in upholding corporate governance as they are often regarded as the first line of defence against misfeasance.

There is, however, considerable debate over what constitutes independence, and how a director is truly...

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