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Deloitte announces Center for Board Effectiveness

The Center for Corporate Governance and Audit Committee programs combine to deliver differentiated experiences for board members

New York, Oct. 5, 2016—Deloitte announced today the launch of the Center for Board Effectiveness, a single organization that combines the experience, knowledge, and resources of the Center for Corporate Governance and the Audit Committee programs. Focused on the myriad of issues facing boards today including governance and audit, strategy, risk, innovation, compensation, and succession, the center plans to deliver a broader, more powerful set of programs. It also plans to engage board members and directors throughout their board life cycles with differentiated, innovative experiences to enable boards of directors to execute their duties as effectively as possible.

Deb DeHaas, vice chairman and national managing partner, who previously led the Center for Corporate Governance, Deloitte LLP, and Henry Phillips, vice chairman and national managing partner, who previously led the Audit Committee programs and Client Matters, Deloitte & Touche LLP, will jointly lead the center.

The center’s programs are intended for experienced board members, as well as aspiring and transitioning directors—executives who often hold key C-level roles. These include board education, board readiness and opportunity programs, governance and business issues forums, and board and audit committee transition labs.

To learn more about the Center for Board Effectiveness, please visit: www.deloitte.com/us/boardeffectiveness or contact the center to discuss how to subscribe to receive regular messages about business- and governance-related issues or topics.

The world in which board members operate today is rapidly evolving. With increasing demands being placed on boards, Deloitte offers resources and insights to help boards address escalating technology risks, strategy and business model disruption, and heightened compliance and regulatory requirements, 

— Deb DeHaas, vice chairman and national managing partner,
Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte LLP

Today’s board members can be challenged to keep up with the pace of change and navigate their companies through shifting governance landscapes. New board members at the start of the board journey and members with years of experience alike need to fulfill their fiduciary duties, provide valuable guidance, and navigate important issues,

— Henry Phillips, vice chairman and national managing partner,
Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte & Touche LLP

By combining organizations, our ability to proactively engage boards on the corporate governance and audit committee issues that matter most to them will be greatly enhanced, The Center will better enable us to help board members prioritize and tackle their most complex problems.

— Joe Ucuzoglu, chairman and CEO, Deloitte & Touche LLP 

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. For more information, visit Deloitte’s US website at: http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en.html.

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