David has provided very helpful insights into the Board-Management interface. His approach is a constructive and helpful alternative to the “check the boxes” approach used far too often in board evaluation exercises.
Robert L. Crandall, Retired Chairman AMR/American Airlines
David is an internationally-recognized thought leader in corporate governance. I look to David for his knowledge and insight in the governance field. Senior corporate leaders – top directors, executives, institutional investors and regulators in Canada and abroad – have utilized and benefited from David’s significant contributions, helping them to understand and direct the remarkable evolution in governance that has been experienced in the last 5 years.
Zafer Achi, Director
McKinsey & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
David Anderson provided pioneering leadership in the area of corporate governance, demonstrating its importance and providing guidance, well before recent events made it the highly topical discipline it has become.
Bill Graham, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence
Government of Canada
Dr. Anderson’s extensive writings are only the tip of the iceberg. In the US, he has served as an advisor to six NACD Blue Ribbon Commission reports over the past decade, elucidating and advocating more robust positions in the final reports. His efforts have clearly helped to shape and elevate the debate in the US.
Alexandra Lajoux, MBA, PhD, Chief Knowledge Officer
National Association of Corporate Directors, Washington, DC
David has provided valuable insight and guidance on improving Board effectiveness at ShawCor Ltd. I continue to utilize his expertise while improving our corporate governance at ShawCor Ltd.
Virginia L. Shaw, Chair of the Board
Your report on our governance performance had an immediate and good impact. It changed the way we approach our board meetings, ensuring we focus squarely on the right things. Together with the Chair, I identified a set of follow-up actions recommended in your report and have started implementing them. We are all taking your constructive challenge seriously. The impact will be long term, as we are using your report to guide our approach to director selection and the appointment of our next Chair.
Derek G. Evans, CEO, CUSO International