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Payment for board members[edit]

"Inside directors usually are not paid for sitting on a board in its own right, but the duty is instead considered part of their larger job description. Outside directors on a board likewise are often unpaid for their services and sit on the board as a volunteer in addition to their other jobs."

Why is a distinction made between inside directors and outside directors, if the same is said about both types? You can just say

Board directors usually are not paid, but instead the duty is considered part of their larger job description. -Pgan002 (talk) 07:27, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Non-executive directors are nearly always paid[edit]

Do you really think they sit on a board of a listed company out of good will?

Normally remuneration comprises Directors' fees (base plus Board Committee fees), superannuation contributions and retirement benefits. Share options are also a possibility. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.253.65.143 (talk) 13:33, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Interlocking Boards of Directors?[edit]

It's sort of a paranoid thought, but it would explain a great deal of financial issues; can the CEO of one corporation be on the Board of Directors of a second corporation? That is, can everybody in diverse industries basically vote each other a raise, essentially unopposed? How else would some of these people be paid so much to be so stupid? -- TheLastWordSword (talk) 00:03, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Directors[edit]

The article had disjointed, conflicting, and unsourced material about directors, inside directors, executive directors, outside directors, and non-executive directors. I found a lot of references and combined the material on these subjects into one section of the article. I tried hard not to disrupt the other material too much. --Lou Sander (talk) 02:24, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Positions[edit]

What all are the different positions under Board of Directors? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.88.128.202 (talk) 11:02, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Each organization determines that for itself. Almost always there is a Chairman. Lou Sander (talk) 12:19, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

What about payment?[edit]

I think that there should be a separate section, devoted to the subject of payment and compensation of members of a board, how much it is, if it differs between business corporations and institutions such as museums and universities, and so on and so forth

Board of directors vs. Corporate boards of directors[edit]

This article is about Boards of directors in a general sense. There is a tendency to conflate material pertaining to BODs in Corporations with that pertaining to BODs in general, and to put Corporate stuff where it doesn't really belong. I am going to be bold and move all the Corporate stuff (example: Sarbanes-Oxley) to a position under the Corporations heading. Unfortunately, the material on Corporations isn't very easy for me to understand. (IMHO the fault is 60% with the material and 40% with my understanding.) ;-) The bottom line is that the Corporate stuff needs to be moved, but I don't think I can be very skillful at integrating it with the existing material in a smooth and seamless manner. Hopefully, others can do that part of the work. Lou Sander (talk) 21:16, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

I just made several moves to accomplish what is discussed above. At this point, the lead and the Directors section contain solid, well-referenced information that applies to boards in all sorts of organizations. The sections that follow are mostly about Corporate boards. I would support demoting many of them to provide a better fit "under" the major Corporations heading. Lou Sander (talk) 21:28, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Original research?[edit]

What is behind the claim of OR in the Directors section? Note #6 provides links to numerous dictionaries, thesauruses, etc. that define the terms in this section. Many of them have further references to their internal definitions of the other terms in this section. IMHO to attempt to provide inline references for each term in the section would result in a mishmash of numerous overlapping references. IMHO that wouldn't help the article very much, and would add much confusion. If there's a question of OR, it needs to be stated with some specificity. Lou Sander (talk) 18:14, 11 May 2012 (UTC)