Theresa May has reiterated her policy intention of placing employee representatives on company boards. Catherine Casey argues that workers bring expertise from the “floor” and will cultivate collaboration.
The Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) committee launched an inquiry in September on corporate governance. It focuses on executive pay, directors’ duties, and the composition of boardrooms.
As well as raising questions on the sticky problem of gender balance in executive positions and on boards, the inquiry will address the topic of worker representation in governance.
The prospect of workers on the board is a serious matter. Some find it exciting and promising for the vitally necessary project of corporate governanc
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