MM&K has conducted this Chair and Non-Executive Director Survey (Life in the Boardroom) for 31 years. It is unique as data is collected directly from Directors themselves, rather than from company staff or annual reports. This provides a more accurate picture of board practices and pay.

Content and publication of the survey

For our 2021-2022 survey, we collected data from 358 participants representing a total of 885 board appointments. The report includes information about:

  • Directors’ fees and time commitments
  • Board governance
  • Board effectiveness, regulation, diversity and ESG
  • How directors have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic

Participants receive a free copy of the report once published.

The 2021-2022 Life in the Boardroom Report was published in December 2021

This year we have partnered with First Flight – the Non-Executive and Chair Search Firm, Board Excellence – a specialist board effectiveness and performance practice and Women on Boards – the leading network of board ready candidates.

We thank all those who have participated in this survey. Between them, they represent 885 board appointments.

The report is free to participants, non-participants may purchase the report.

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“Congratulations on a thorough and insightful survey. It fills in something of a gap in coverage of the numerous publications from the large firms in the remuneration consulting space.”

– Alan Giles, Chairman, Remuneration Consultants Group

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