How are board members elected?

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Susan Angele (KPMG’s Board Leadership)

Susan Angele goes over the standard process for electing members to a corporate Board of Directors. She also discusses what happens behind the scenes in the selection process for board candidates which generally happens at the committee level. Angele also covers the impact of activist investors that can use their influence to recommend specific individuals for nomination to a board.


About Author

Susan Angele

Senior Advisor, KPMG’s Board Leadership

Senior Advisor, Board Governance, at KPMG's Board Leadership Center, champion outstanding corporate governance to drive long term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. The Board Leadership Center includes KPMG's Audit Committee Institute, and provides thought leadership supporting Women Corporate Directors, the only global membership organization and community of women board members. I joined the Board Leadership Center after 25 years in the consumer products industry, protecting value and enabling sustainable global growth of some of the world's most famous and best-loved brands.

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