York professors edit and author a forthcoming book on public, private and not-for-profit governance

Richard Leblanc

Richard Leblanc

School of Administrative Studies Professor Richard Leblanc and Adjunct Professor John Fraser are the editors of a forthcoming book that explores all facets of board governance.

The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not For Profit Board Members (Wiley), first edition, will be available in May 2016 on Amazon or Wiley.

Leblanc is one of Canada’s leading experts on corporate governance and accountability, and the director of the Graduate Program in Financial Accountability (MFAc).

John Fraser

John Fraser

Fraser is the former senior vice-president of internal audit, and chief risk officer of Hydro One Networks Inc., one of North America’s largest electricity transmission and distribution companies.

Leblanc says the book is a one of its kind and presents a comprehensive view of all facets of governance from leading global subject matter experts.

Governance book by The Handbook of Board Governance covers all major subject matter areas: strategy, value creation, chairing a board, shareholder engagement, internal audit, compensation, liability, duties, risk, climate change, diversity, dynamics, cyber-security, board composition, and succession – all from the board’s point of view. “There are over 40 leading authors, most of whom have on-the-ground experience,” says Leblanc.

In this book, practical scholars from Canadian, American and European universities elaborate on best practices, whilst investors, chairs, directors and CEOs weigh in with their experience in the trenches.

The governance of startups, small companies, family firms, not for profits and subsidiaries is also discussed.

Poonam Puri

Poonam Puri

Contributing to the book is Professor Poonam Puri of Osgoode Hall Law School, who brings in her expertise in the chapter on the governance of subsidiaries and director duties.

The target market for the book is academics teaching governance, law and ethics, and practicing directors and executives. Contributing authors come from Australia, Belgium Canada, France, New Zealand, Turkey, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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