• About the Author: Douglas Chia

    Douglas (Doug) Chia is executive director of the Governance Center for The Conference Board. Chia previously served as assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. Befo…

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05 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Some initial thoughts on ISS’ survey results on CEO pay ratio disclosures
At first blush, the natural conclusion is that the CEO-to-median employee pay ratio will be a very relevant piece of information for most investors. Those who advocated for this disclosure will no doubt feel vindicated, although many people (including myself) said this exercise would be costly and produce meaningless data.

21 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Some initial thoughts on the SEC’s Statement on Cybersecurity
The Statement on Cybersecurity by SEC Chair Jay Clayton is extraordinary and will have critics questioning the Commission's own credibility when it beseeches issuers to beef up their cybersecurity systems and disclosures.

14 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
Inside America’s Boardroom: Just What is the Corporate Director’s Job? A Proxy Advisor Perspective
Douglas Chia, executive director of The Conference Board’s Governance Center, recently sat down with TK Kerstetter of Boardroom Resources to discuss the Center’s first installment of its corporate director job description project, which focuses on proxy advisors’ perspectives.

09 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
Why are women still not getting on boards? They are stuck on the bench
Our Executive Director, Douglas Chia, has penned an article on gender board diversity for the recent issue of Directors & Boards. Below is…

19 Sep. 2016 | Comments (0)
Just what is the role of the board?
Prepared Remarks of Douglas K. Chia, Executive Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board, to the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governan…