A well-organized, thoughtfully composed and industry-attentive committee structure can provide substantial support to the governing board, especially when multiple items compete for attention on the board’s agenda. Delegating key tasks to standing and special committees can facilitate the efficiency and thoroughness with which the board fulfills its responsibilities.
Committees’ ability to satisfy their delegated responsibilities depends on a keen understanding of the key topics and trends they are likely to encounter in the coming year. That’s why, as part of our Governing Health initiative, we created this e-book. We wanted to offer practical suggestions for how our chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and chief governance officer colleagues can better assist the board committees that they regularly staff.