34 min

#018: Why should the Corporate Secretary be your best friend?, with Doug Chia Boardroom Bound with Alexander Lowry

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If you're a board director, the company secretary is your best friend. 
That might sound strange. But let's start by clearing up a misconception. Despite the name, the role is not clerical or secretarial. The company secretary ensures that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. But they do so much more than that too!
On today's show, we hear from Doug Chia. Doug is Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center. Prior to that, he was the corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. So he's an expert on these matters.
Doug provides context about the role of governance and the job duties of a board director. He then explains how these connect to the corporate secretary and how this person is the primary liaison for directors. 
You're going to gain so much wisdom from this discussion. Click here to listen now!
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Links mentioned in this episode:
Doug Chia
Disney War
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
What is the Corporate Director's Job?
02: The Key to Board Success is Service, with Steve Bartlett

If you're a board director, the company secretary is your best friend. 
That might sound strange. But let's start by clearing up a misconception. Despite the name, the role is not clerical or secretarial. The company secretary ensures that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. But they do so much more than that too!
On today's show, we hear from Doug Chia. Doug is Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center. Prior to that, he was the corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. So he's an expert on these matters.
Doug provides context about the role of governance and the job duties of a board director. He then explains how these connect to the corporate secretary and how this person is the primary liaison for directors. 
You're going to gain so much wisdom from this discussion. Click here to listen now!
Subscribe & Review in iTunes
Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!
Liked this episode? I would be really grateful if you'd take 30 seconds to leave an honest review in iTunes. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Plus, I love to give shoutouts on the show to everyone who submits a review. Just click here to review, tap “Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. 
Links mentioned in this episode:
Doug Chia
Disney War
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
What is the Corporate Director's Job?
02: The Key to Board Success is Service, with Steve Bartlett

34 min