New Directors: What to Look for and Setting Expectations
[The following Q&A was conducted by Scott Chase of DIRECTORS & BOARDS magazine.]
Maureen Breakiron-Evans, CPA
Experienced corporate board member, a qualified SEC Audit Committee Financial Expert and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow (2012).
You recently were appointed to the board of Ally Financial. What key characteristics was the board looking for in a new director and how can an understanding of those attributes help other director nominees?