Look at the Board of any major company. Who’s on it?
Maybe the founders of the firm, if they haven’t already been levered out at some stage by the Banks and Financiers.
Certainly lawyers. Lots of lawyers.
Accountants and figure-crunchers? Yup, plenty of them.
People who’ve bought in, looking for capital growth. Who usually don’t play an active role in the direction of the company except to exclaim “Don’t waste my money! Stick that in dividend!”
And chances are, still, that they’re all men.
Are we being too cynical? Perhaps. But the simple fact is there is one glaring commission from most Boards, and it is people with real-world marketing experience.