Where will tomorrow’s company directors come from? What sort of people might be willing and able to govern the new and diverse forms of organisation and different business models that are emerging? How should they be selected? What governance codes, listing, legal and other requirements are likely to apply? Will future boards of directors operate as they do today? Directors may still be a legal requirement, but are boards and meetings in their current form on the way out? Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas looks at the future of board succession planning.