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Brad Kelly

Brad Kelly
Brad Kelly is a Partner at Global Governance Advisors advising Boards and senior management on Executive Compensation, HR Strategy & Governance.
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Strategy Mapping & Succession Planning

Posted by Brad Kelly on Sep 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Fifty years. That's how long it has been since Japanese manufacturers introduced the world to “just-in-time” production methods. Toyota is credited as the initial birthplace of this methodology, which is aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production systems as well as response times from suppliers and customers. A huge aspect of this process is understanding production schedules and timelines and making sure that inputs, resources and parts are supplied and readily available. 

One of the many responsibilities for Boards of Directors is to hire and oversee the compensation and performance of the top executive within their organization. As well, Boards are responsible for establishing the organization's long-term strategic direction. Embracing the “just-in-time” approach and applying it to human capital management will allow Boards to anticipate what executive skills and characteristics are needed, at each stage of their strategic plans. 

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Topics: GGA, Executive Compensation, CEO Succession

Assessing Governance Effectiveness in Pensions

Posted by Brad Kelly on Aug 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the compensation and governance world, it is commonly known that shareholders are relatively quiet when companies are successful and driving returns. However, when things go south, shareholders question more and demand to know how corporate governance can be improved. These demands are accentuated for public pensions. When pension funds are performing well, there is little pressure, but after weathering through the past two recessions and, for some, experiencing co-payment holidays, under-funding status levels are understandably correlated to the increased level of pressure they are experiencing today.

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Topics: GGA, Corporate Governance, Pension Governance

How to Build and Motivate High-Performance Investment Teams

Posted by Brad Kelly on Jul 5, 2018 3:39:57 PM

Two Advisory Partners, from Global Governance Advisors, recently presented at the annual NCPERS conference for public pension Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) on how to build and motivate high performance investment teams.

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Striving For Good Governance Should Be Universal

Posted by Brad Kelly on Jul 5, 2018 3:16:31 PM

There is a wide array of organizations that exist in the market place:

  • for-profit/not-for-profit
  • privately-owned/publicly traded
  • public sector/private sector

And unfortunately, with this variety, there tends to be a false assumption that there shouldn't be a similar array of board governance standards.

The truth is that ALL Boards of Directors operate under the same three fiduciary duties:

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Topics: board of directors, compensation governance, GGA