Corporate Counsel: Price of boardroom admission
An increasing number of legal heads at FTSE 100 companies are gaining admission to the boardroom but, as Ed Thornton discovers, office politics and polished networking are as important to success as reporting lines
When the chairman of a FTSE 100 company complained during a board meeting that the room was too hot, the colleague he ordered to rectify the problem was not the chief executive or head of the audit committee but the company secretary, who also happened to be the general counsel.
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