Cartoon of Board Director using technology to prepare for board meeting in 2030

Here in 2030, it’s a good time to look back to on how board life has moved on over the past decade.  That tumultuous time of Brexit and Trump all seems a distant memory now.  And when we look back at how boards used to work back then, it seems light years away too!   It’s a bit like listening to the last generation of non-executives who still could talk about the days before email and the internet (yes, there really was such a time).  Quite how  boards could function that way is difficult to fathom.

But with the “digital generation” having finally been allowed onto boards, we’re now used to digitally-driven practices that are perfectly normal – but are light years from where we were.