Embracing New Perspectives: Skillset Diversity in the Boardroom

Inside Australias Boardrooms
The last eighteen months have brought about a shift in priorities for the business world. As companies adapt to better serve all stakeholders, boards must grapple with ESG issues like climate change and sustainability, workforce challenges and DEI policies in ways they never have before, even integrating them more robustly into long-term strategic planning.

As we enter this dynamic era with new priorities and challenges, board members must look for directors with unique skills, perspectives and backgrounds than more traditional backgrounds that have been the norm in the past. Is the chatter around ESG and more widespread disruption and change actually affecting the types of people being appointed as directors? Is talent in the boardroom evolving? As this change progresses, how can you effectively market yourself and your unique background to find a board that is seeking fresh perspectives?


  • Lisa Blais, US Board Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder
  • Lisa Edwards, President & COO, Diligent; Board Member, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Tamla Oates-Forney, SVP & Chief People Officer, Waste Management; Board Member, Source Materials
  • Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director, Diligent Institute