Corporate Governance and the Board: What Works Best

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Never before has corporate governance been more important to the health and well-being of organizations all around the world. Nor has there been greater need for practical how-to information for those who serve as board members. Corporate Governance and the Board - What Works Best delivers exactly what its name suggests.

Presenting the best ideals for the highest level of board effectiveness, this publication astutely guides board members in their role of enhancing shareholder value. A must-read for all directors, regardless of their organization' s size or industry, this practical resource is sure to become the board beacon for years to come.

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Richard M. Steinberg is senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its Professional, Technical, risk & Quality Leader for Corporate Governance, responsible for design and development of PwC's corporate governance program, thought leadership, and serving major companies on governance and related issues.

Mr. Steinberg is a founder of his firm's risk management and control consulting practice and served as its global leader, overseeing development of client service capabilities around the world and serving as senior resource on international engagements. In addition to leading this study, he led development of the companion report, "Audit Committee Effectiveness - What Works Best." He served as lead project partner on the team that developed the landmark study, "Internal Control - Integrated Framework," published by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and which has gained recognition as the standard of internal control. He also spearheaded development of PwC's interactive system providing leading-edge industry, best practice and benchmarking information to PwC's client service professionals worldwide.

Mr. Steinberg has long been a leader in shaping professional standards, serving as chair, co-chair or member of many committees and task forces of the American Institute of CPSs. He is a member of the Conference Board's Global Corporate Governance Research Center Advisory Board, and was selected by COSO to serve on its Advisory Council for developing guidance on specialized business issues. He is widely published, authoring books, monographs and articles in leading journals, and is a sought-after speaker by business, professional and academic organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, holds an MBA from New York University's Graduate School of Business, and is recognized in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry."

Catherine Bromilow is a senior manager with the Corporate Governance Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She works with boards of directors of major companies and institutions bringing best practice and enhancing programs to comply with evolving regulations and expectations. Most recently she has worked with audit committees, benchmarking processes and performance against both best practice and the new regulatory and exchange listing rules, based on Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations.

Ms. Bromilow was the project manager for this study and its companion report, "Audit Committee Effectiveness - What Works Best." She has management responsibility on audit and consulting engagements in the United States and Canada, and was selected for secondment to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. Previously, she served as internal audit manager at the Toronto-Dominion Bank, assisting the bank to achieve its risk management, corporate governance and regulatory compliance objectives.

Ms. Bromilow speaks at international conferences and seminars on corporate governance, compliance, ethics and risk management, and has lectured at the university level. She is a Chartered Accountant from Canada and holds both Master of Accounting and BA (Honours Chartered Accountant Studies) degrees from the University of Waterloo.

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