Before joining a board you need to ask many questions and carry out proper due diligence. Boards are increasingly recognised for their role in driving performance and ensuring regulatory compliance. CEOs and chairs have made more significant efforts to screen potential new directors before bringing them on board in recent years.
However, before joining a board, you need to do your homework. Is the board you are about to join the right one for you? Will you be safe from a legal perspective? What’s the culture of the board like? Will you enjoy the work? Can you contribute effectively? What is expected of you as a director?
Here are ten questions to ask before joining a board: