When is the right time for your start up company to consider appointing a board and why the answer is earlier than you think.
It was early September when Jonathan Sorrell told me that, as an executive search firm, Sainty,Hird & Partners would not be able to join the 100 Black Interns programme as he kindly pointed out: “you’re not an investment manager”. "But", he went on, “how many black headhunters do you know? I only know Michael (Barrington-Hibbert– a co-founder of 10000 Black Interns); that’s about it”. And in the silence that followed, it was clear what needed to be done.
With ESG promising to be on everyone’s agenda post Covid 19, we will need to see boards adding the necessary expertise around Environmental, Social and Governance topics in order to be equipped to make smart and informed decisions.