Study finds little backing for chief executives becoming chairmen in their organisations.
Research has found only minority support for chief executives to become their organisation's chairman.
The poll found that just one in seven (14%) of those asked believe CEOs should become chairmen, while 52% were opposed and a further 34% were indifferent.
Carried out by The Core Partnership and ICSA: The Governance Institute, the research found that people would tolerate some circumstances in which they were comfortable with a CEO becoming chairman. Those included the death of an incumbent chairman; ensuring continuity; and when the chief executive is a "visionary" seeking to take a step back from day-to-day management.
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