The Golden Gavel
An award for outstanding performance in the role of chair of a company board. The aim is to highlight and increase awareness of the crucial role of the chair in efficient, effective and business oriented board work.
The Golden Gavel award was established in 2005 by Deloitte and the Swedish Academy of Directors. The award is presented in association with Fairford Group, Heidrick & Struggles, Roschier and Swedbank. Media partner is Dagens Industri.
About the award
The Golden Gavel is awarded in two categories each year, one for stock exchange listed companies and one for private companies. The nominations are being made in a national nomination process and an award ceremony is held annually at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm in late November/early December. Read more about the Foundation >
Awards ceremony and lunch on 5 December
The 2013 Golden Gavel Awards for outstanding performance in the role of chair of the board for private and listed companies were presented on 5 December.
At the awards lunch, Lord Myners of Truro, CBE, a partner at Cevian Capital and former Financial Services Secretary at the UK finance ministry, held a speech entitled “The role of shareholders in securing good governance and performance of listed companies”.
The 2013 Golden Gavel Awards
Monica Lindstedt, Hemfrid and Olle Nordström, Sweco are the winners of the 2013 Golden Gavel Awards. The awards were presented by Chris Heister, County Governor of Stockholm, at a lunch at Stockholm Grand Hôtel on 5 December.
Anyone with insight in the boards work can suggest a candidate. You are invited to contact StyrelseAkademien in your region. Read more about the criteria and how you send in your nomination. >