Matt Fullbrook on boardroom disruption and one minute wisdom


In this episode we speak with Matt Fullbrook, an experienced corporate governance advisor, researcher, and educator with two decades of experience. Matt shares with us how he was appointed at a very young age to lead the Rotman School of Management’s corporate governance centre. We talk about his journey of over 200 board effectiveness engagements and why he rejects ’best practice’. We learn more about Matt's podcast "One Minute Governance" and how it was created to provide inclusive and accessible content on corporate governance.

Matt also is a bass player in the funk band: KC Roberts and The Life Revolution. We play one of his songs at the end of the episode. It’s a great sound!


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‘One Minute Governance’ can be accessed here.


About Matt Fullbrook


Matt Fullbrook is a board effectiveness researcher, educator, and consultant. For 20 years, Matt led the Rotman School of Management’s governance research as the Manager of the Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness. Under his direction, the Rotman School evolved into the central hub of governance research in Canada. Matt oversaw the development and execution the Globe & Mail's Board Games governance ratings, various Pay/Performance studies, credit union board research, and an ongoing study of the governance of family firms. As an independent consultant, Matt has worked in over 200 boardrooms helping organizations to maximize their effectiveness through the development and implementation of valuable governance processes, policies and structures.


In 2020, Matt launched his podcast One Minute Governance, where he explores complex governance issues one minute at a time.


Matt is the Co-Academic Director of the Board Dynamics for Executives Program offered by Rotman and the Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Academic Director of the High Performing Boards series offered by the Credit Union Executives Society.


Matt is also a professional musician and is the bass player for KC Roberts & the Live Revolution, an original touring 7-piece funk band based in Toronto. The band’s 7th studio LP, Grit, will be available in spring 2022.



About 'Leadership Conversations by TSBR'


Leadership Conversations is a podcast by The Sustainability Board Report (TSBR), an independent not-for-profit project. We aim to showcase different dimensions of sustainable business leadership and corporate governance.


In this podcast we interview global leaders who advocate for more positive societal impact and responsible business.


Leadership Conversations is hosted by Frederik Otto and Helena Guðjónsdóttir.