In the Margins

Irish boards: Like a box of chocolates?

February 2, 2018

By The Irish Times

"When considering the independence of directors at listed companies, it pays to remember the Forrest Gump theory of corporate governance: an Irish board is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get," writes Mark Paul in The Irish Times. "Take the impending appointment to the board of Independent News & Media of John Bateson. It highlights yet again the bewildering inconsistency in the application by certain Irish companies of the corporate governance codes, which say half of a board should comprise independent directors." Read the original story from The Irish Times.



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