leblancMainNewRichard is an extremely effective speaker. Participants are enormously impressed with the breadth and depth of his understanding, his
preparation, the rigor of his research, his dynamic style, and the clear actionable messages for enhancing effectiveness.

Richard Leblanc brings to business and professional audiences a depth of information from his extensive research and work with boards of directors and training and development of leaders and managers. He is engaging, dynamic, personable and an award-winning educator, lawyer, consultant and author. Because of his work with leading companies and current research, Richard is always on the cutting edge of emerging global developments. His insight has guided leaders of organizations through his teaching, writing and direct consultation to government regulators and corporations.

Author or contributing author of dozens of scholarly and practitioner articles, books and programs, Richard’s work has been described by various faculty at Harvard, Yale, London Business School and elsewhere as “great,&lrdquo; “much needed,” “wonderful and pragmatic,” “thorough” and “nothing short of remarkable,” as well as by Fortune 500, NYSE, FTSE and other company leaders as “leading edge,” “ground-breaking,” “valuable guidance,” “indispensible,” “compelling” and “exceptional.”

Richard adopts a framework for governance effectiveness developed over several years. His work, directly or indirectly, has impacted companies throughout the world, including those that have used Richard’s methodology to strengthen their governance effectiveness and accountability practices.

Richard is frequently consulted by stakeholders – such as companies, investors, associations, partnerships, not-for-profits, the media and regulators – for the latest developments and trends and customizes his speaking engagements to please all types of audiences. He is the founder and principal of, an advisory firm providing customized governance transformation.

The financial crisis is a governance game-changer. The new narrative is competence, transparency and accountability. Richard‘s command of the latest developments is captivating – and he delivers.
Director/past director of business and social service organizations

Richard Leblanc on the Financial Crisis

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Richard, this is THE best group; I have never had so much exposure to current evidence based governance practice.
– Boards and Advisors Group member

In my opinion, this is one of the most important corporate governance forums anywhere. It spans borders, geographies, leadership & management styles, legal frameworks and, crucially, the academic–practitioner divide. Congratulations on the milestone Richard. The leadership you have provided has made Boards & Advisors a rich melting pot.
– Boards and Advisors Group member

Practical Relevance of Dr. Leblanc’s Work:

Dr Leblanc has facilitated the assessment of boards of directors of public companies that have won governance awards and other forms of peer recognition for their best practices, including from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Chartered Accountants of Canada, the Conference Board of Canada, and the Globe and Mail.

Research, Teaching & Speaking Interests

  • Board, Committee and Director Effectiveness and Evaluation;
  • Corporate Law;
  • Diversity; Law and Inequality;
  • Domestic and Comparative Corporate Governance;
  • Governance of Executive Compensation;
  • Governance of Financial Institutions;
  • Law, Regulation & Public Policy;
  • Leadership and Executive Development;
  • Legal Profession;
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies;
  • Risk Governance;
  • Shareholder Democracy and Engagement; and
  • Sustainability; Governance of Stakeholder Relations.


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