The board of directors’ role in talent development is a critical issue given the widening gap between talent needs and talent resources shaped by globalization, digitization and demographic shifts, and the higher success rate of CEOs coming from inside corporations. Private company, public company and not-for-profit board members convened to hear the latest insights on best practices around talent development, a boardroom imperative. The panelists explored how the board performs its job well without encroaching on management’s role, best techniques for building a multi-year, multi-level internal pipeline of talent, and the importance of the strategic HR role. The panel also provided insights on how to keep talent development in the forefront of the board’s strategic planning and risk assessment discussions, despite cyclical ups and downs in the company’s business.
Barbara Duganier moderated and participated in this panel discussion. Barbara is a former senior executive of Accenture and public company board director. Joining Barbara was Leigh Bailey, CEO and Founder of the Bailey Group and Andi Marston, Vice President, Human Resources at Target Corporation.
Ms. Duganier is a member of the Board of Directors of three public companies listed on the NYSE and one private company; Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL), a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns and operates a diversified network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, consisting of the transportation, storage, processing and marketing of liquid petroleum products. Ms. Duganier chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee; MRC Global (NYSE: MRC) is the leading global distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets. Ms. Duganier chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee, which includes risk oversight; Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company (board committee memberships to be named imminently); and West Monroe Partners, a privately-held national business and technology consulting firm. Ms. Duganier is a former director of HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE: HCC), an international specialty insurance group sold to Tokio Marine Holdings during Ms. Duganier’s tenure on the board. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow and received the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by Carnegie Mellon University. She is a licensed CPA.
Barbara’s most recent corporate experience was with Accenture. Between 2004 and 2013, she was a senior leader with Accenture’s Outsourcing business, which accounted for ~50% of corporate revenues, and of the Resources Operating Group serving energy, chemicals, utilities and mining companies. Her executive roles included Chief Strategy Officer, Global Growth and Offering Development Lead, and Global Finance Business Services Lead. She was a successful Sales Executive with Accenture as well.
Her most tenured corporate experience was with Arthur Andersen, where for 23 years (1979-2002), Barbara served in C-suite and increasingly responsible business leadership roles. She was in audit for a decade and financial consulting for over a decade. Barbara served as Andersen’s Global CFO during the challenging last two years of the company’s history. She was chosen Global CFO after being one of eight finalists in an intensive Global CEO selection process. Prior, she was Partner-in-Charge (P&L) of the Southwest Region Business Consulting Practice and earlier still, was Partner-in-Charge of the US Strategy, Finance and Economic Consulting Business. Barbara was selected for firm-wide leadership roles on major committees, including the Nominating Committee (Board selection), US Executive Council, and Chairman’s Advisory Council (selected to serve by the CEO), where she was Vice-Chair. Between Andersen and Accenture, Barbara led Duke Energy North America’s Finance Transformation Program, as an independent consultant reporting to the CEO.
Barbara completed INSEAD’s Executive Education Program in 2008, received her CPA in Texas in 1981 and earned her BBA in Accounting in 1979 from John Carroll University. Ms. Duganier is the former National Board Chair of Genesys Works, a national not-for-profit connecting at-risk students to career opportunities and continues to serve on that board. She is the President and a member of the Board of Directors of NACD Texas TriCities. She is a frequent lecturer and panelist on leadership and governance and is an invited judge for both the NYU Stern School of Business and the Rice University business plan competitions.
Leigh Bailey brings a mix of business acumen and leadership expertise to his coaching style. He is a great listener and skilled at asking thought-provoking questions. At the same time, he is willing to offer the knowledge he has gained from coaching leaders for more than 20 years. His clients value his ability to understand their business situation, broaden their perspective and hold them accountable to their commitments and goals.
As founder and CEO of The Bailey Group, Leigh works with executive-level leaders and leadership teams. Through executive coaching, team building, strategic planning and consulting, Leigh has helped hundreds of leaders and teams reach their highest potential and achieve their business outcomes since 1989. His industry experience includes banking, financial services, insurance, advertising and marketing, health care, medical technology, law firms and distribution services.
Leigh sharpened his skills as a business leader and consultant in the financial services industry in various leadership and consulting roles. As an executive coach and consultant, Leigh has become an expert at facilitating coaching processes that sustain long-term behavior change in individuals and organizations. He earned his Master’s Degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University. He has served as an instructor and advisor in the Masters of Human Development Program at St. Mary’s University. He is the co-author of Grown-Up Leadership: The Benefits of Personal Growth for You and Your Team and its corresponding workbook, and author of Taking Charge of Your Career. Leigh is also on the board of CaringBridge, a non profit organization that connects family and friends who are experiencing a health challenge.
In his spare time, Leigh is an amateur scholar in Buddhist psychology and a half-marathon runner. He enjoys spending time at his lake cabin in northern Minnesota and taking trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and a Master of Arts, Human Development. He attended Executive Dimensions from the Center of Creative Leadership. Additionally, he is a certified Hogan Assessor as well as certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); Strong Interest Inventory (SII); Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO-B) and California Psychological Inventory.
Andi Marston is a Vice President of Human Resources for Target, serving as the strategic HR business partner and leader for teams in Merchandising, Marketing and Strategy. In her role, And is responsible for succession planning, organizational design and the human capital strategy for these businesses.
Andi first joined Target in 2005 and has held various leadership roles in talent acquisition, talent management and the business partner function. As a part of her tenure she lived and worked in India, providing key HR leadership to Target’s team’s in Bangalore. With more than 20 years of experience, Andi started her career in the airline industry working in various HR and legal roles. She also spent time at Amazon, helping to build an HR function in support of their physical retail business.
Andi serves on the board of Alliance Housing, a non-profit focused on providing long-term housing solutions for the homeless. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the College of Wooster and her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School.