What makes for good corporate governance? Bob Finocchio, head of the board of trustees at Santa Clara University, and Lon Allan, Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley NACD, serve on several public and private company boards in the Bay Area.
In the following three-part podcast, recorded in December 2011, they discuss the characteristics of effective board members. Finocchio, a director at Altera and Echelon corporations, was formerly CEO and President of Informix. Allan, a director of Groth Vineyards & Winery, was formerly a director of NetLogic Microsystems, Catalyst Semiconductor, Accom and Global Motorsport Group.
One of the primary goals of both the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Silicon Valley NACD is to encourage and support effective corporate governance, the foundations for which are the skills, experience, and behaviors of the individual board members.
Additional materials on this and related topics:
Corporate Governance Materials from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics scu.edu/ethics/articles/articles.cfm?fam=GORE
National Association of Corporate Directors, Silicon Valley
Relationship Between the Board and the CEO
Getting the Facts