In this episode, host Jackie Ferguson is joined by Laura Sanderson, the head of Russell Reynolds Associates operations in the UK, with over 20 years of experience recruiting executives for board positions in the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 private, as well as mutual and family-owned firms based in London. As an expert in executive search, Laura shares her insights on the importance of building diverse and inclusive boards and how they can shape companies’ futures through critical appointments. She discusses the drawbacks of appointing people who are too similar and the benefits of diverse perspectives in decision-making. Laura also emphasizes the need for ongoing personal development in leadership and the role of independent director roles as a stepping stone in an executive career.
Tune in to this episode to learn more about the best practices for building diverse and inclusive boards and how they can positively impact organizations in the long run.