Richard Leblanc is both the author of Inside the Boardroom as well as an Associate Professor at York University in Toronto Canada. As a guest on McCuistion’s program The Board Diversity Challenge he brought a great perspective on one of the challenges facing non-profit boards.

According to Wiley:

Dr. Richard Leblanc is an award-winning teacher and researcher, certified management consultant, professional speaker, professor, lawyer and specialist on boards of directors. He is an Assistant Professor of Corporate Governance, Law & Ethics at the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University.

Professor Leblanc’s research has been of interest to boards of directors, institutional shareholders, government, regulators, the media and professional service advisers to boards, including law, accounting, consulting and director search firms. He provides advisory assistance to boards of directors and has advised directors, executives and academics from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, and China. He has assessed the effectiveness of boards of directors, audit, compensation, nominating and governance committees, chairs of boards, chairs of board committees and CEOs, together with offering recommendations for improvement. Dr. Leblanc may be reached by email at or

If you wish to watch the full episode on Board Diversity, you can follow this link: The Board Diversity Challenge.