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Dr. Leblanc is an expert in law, governance, and ethics, and is listed under York University's Experts Guide.

Richard Leblanc is a dynamic speaker who has been called upon by the media to give his views on board and individual director effectiveness across all sectors and industries. In demand by corporations and associations across Canada and beyond, Professor Leblanc uses his extensive knowledge and research in governance to assist corporations and individuals alike in understanding and anticipating best corporate governance practices. He has studied the boards and interviewed directors of Fortune 500 companies, as well as training regulators and directors from Central and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Far East.

Dr Leblancís corporate governance findings have been of interest to boards of directors, individual directors, shareholders, governments, regulators, the media and professional advisors to boards (law, accounting, consulting and recruiting). His research and expertise extend across the following areas:

  • Board effectiveness, including structure, membership, process and tasks;
  • Director effectiveness, including independence, competence, attributes and tasks;
  • Women on boards and diversity;
  • Board governance across all sectors (publicly traded, state-owned, not-for-profit, private, member associations, hospitals) and industries;
  • Director education and orientation;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the board (fiduciary, strategic, oversight and governance);
  • Best committee practices (Audit, Compensation, Nominating/Governance);
  • Shareholder accountability and corporate governance disclosure;
  • Strategic planning and risk oversight by the board;
  • Board succession planning;
  • Director professionalism, including qualifications, responsibilities and compensation practices;
  • Ethics and corporate compliance oversight by the board; and
  • Board, committee and director assessments.
For more information on Dr Leblancís public appearances, please click here.

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CTV News Interview with Dr Leblanc
ROB TV Interview with Dr Leblanc
Hennick Centre, Osgoode Talk
CICA Webinar
Build Your Board
BNN: CPP Strike
CTV Lang O’Leary Exchange: CPP Strike
How to Create Effective Nonprofit Boards: The Necessity of Governance and Leadership
BNN: Telus Debate
IECG Promo
McCuistion Talk
BNN: Jamie Dimon's future at JPMorgan
Alberta Prime Time: The Sunshine List
U of T Rotman School of Management: CANCON 2014 - Introduction to Corporate Governance
BNN - Stronach's Sky High Pay Days Numbered at Magna
BNN - The Price We Pay: Executive Compensation Special
BNN - The Confidence to Invest Special
McCuistion: Board Diversity
BNN: CEO Pay Under Scrutiny
CBC Exchange: SNC-Lavalin Faces Charges
CBC News - Networking CEOs a tight club
CBC Exchange: Proxy Access
BNN Pay Check: Canada's Top CEOs
Inside Americaís Boardrooms: Key Steps to Building an Effective Board
TD board's most important responsibility is CEO succession
BNN - ‘These guys got nailed’
Dr Leblanc on The Conference Board: Governance Watch webcast
CBC NEWS:Canadian 'dummy' corporate directors: tools for tax avoidance

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Audio Sample 1 Online Business Radio Interview
Audio Sample 2 Professional Service Keynote
Audio Sample 3 Sky Radio Interview
Audio Sample 4 CBC Radio Interview
Audio Sample 5 News Talk Radio Interview
Audio Sample 6 CBC Radio Metro Morning Interview
Audio Sample 7 CBC News Calgary Interview
Audio Sample 8 CBC Radio - Senators on Corporate Boards?
Audio Sample 9 News Talk AM 980 Western University
Audio Sample 10 News Talk AM 980 Western University Justice Goudge's Report
Audio Sample 11 News Talk 770 The Inner Workings of the Corporate Boardroom
Audio Sample 10 Radio Canada International - Workplace harassment getting more attention
Audio Sample 11 CBC News - Investigating the RCMP
Audio Sample 12 Leadership in Action - The Handbook of Board Governance
Audio Sample 13 News Talk AM 770 - Danielle Smith - Women on Boards
Audio Sample 14 News Talk AM 770 - Danielle Smith - Executive Pay - How Much and Who Should Have a Say

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