The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

CEO Succession Practices

To provide background information on succession practices and be of assistance to companies performing the critical task of ensuring a smooth leadership turnover, CEO Succession Practices annually documents and analyzes succession events of chief executive officers that were announced at S&P 500 companies in 2019 and the previous 18 years. In addition to updates on historical trends, each edition of this report features discussions of notable cases of CEO succession that took place in the calendar year prior to publication (based on press announcements and other publicly available information), and the results of a 2019 survey on the succession oversight practices of corporate boards.

CEO Succession Practices: 2020 Edition (Complementary & Forthcoming)

Download the latest edition of our report. Use the online dashboard to visualize CEO turnover trends across Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes, GICS business sectors and company size groups.

Benchmarking Platform (Members Only & Forthcoming)

Benchmark your company’s leadership development practices against a customized peer group and generate detailed reports to inform your CEO succession planning process.

OTHER RELATED CONTENT

RESEARCH & INSIGHTS