BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


BOARD COMMITTEES


AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee assists the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibility with respect to:

  • Abbott's accounting and financial reporting practices and the audit process
  • The quality and integrity of Abbott's financial statements
  • The independent auditors' qualifications, independence and performance
  • The performance of Abbott's internal audit function and internal auditors
  • Certain areas of legal and regulatory compliance

Each of the members of the Audit Committee is financially literate, as required of audit committee members by the New York Stock Exchange. The board of directors has determined that R.S. Austin is an "audit committee financial expert."

Members

 

R.S. AUSTIN, CHAIR

E.M. LIDDY

N. MCKINSTRY

S.C. SCOTT III

G.F. TILTON

 

RESOURCES 

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER (PDF)

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

The Compensation Committee assists the board of directors in carrying out the responsibilities of the board relating to the compensation of Abbott's executive officers and directors by discharging the responsibilities set forth in its charter.

Members 

W.J. FARRELL, CHAIR

R.S. AUSTIN

E.M. LIDDY

W.A. OSBORN

S.C. SCOTT, III

 

RESOURCES

 

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE CHARTER (PDF)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee may exercise all the authority of the board in the management of Abbott, except for matters expressly reserved by law for board action.

Members 

 

M.D. WHITE, CHAIR

R.S. AUSTIN

W.J. FARRELL

P.N. NOVAKOVIC

W.A. OSBORN

THE NOMINATIONS AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Nominations and Governance Committee:

  • Assists the board of directors in identifying individuals qualified to become board members and recommends to the board the nominees for election as directors at the next annual meeting of shareholders.
  • Recommends to the board the persons to be elected as executive officers of Abbott.
  • Develops and recommends to the board the corporate governance guidelines applicable to Abbott.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity to the board and the chairman of the board on matters of organization, management succession plans, major changes in the organizational structure of Abbott and the conduct of board activities.

Members 

 

W.A. OSBORN, CHAIR

R.J. ALPERN

S.E. BLOUNT

W.J. FARRELL

P.N. NOVAKOVIC

 

RESOURCES

 

NOMINATIONS AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHARTER (PDF)

 

 

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

The Public Policy Committee assists the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibility with respect to Abbott’s public policy, certain areas of legal and regulatory compliance, and governmental affairs and health care compliance issues that affect Abbott by discharging the responsibilities set forth in its charter.

 

Members 

P.N. NOVAKOVIC, CHAIR

R.J. ALPERN

S.E. BLOUNT

N. MCKINSTRY

G.F. TILTON

 

RESOURCES

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE CHARTER (PDF)

CONTACT THE BOARD


You may communicate with the board of directors by writing a letter to the chairman of the board, to the chairman of the nominations and governance committee, who acts as the lead director at the meetings of the independent directors, or to the independent directors.
c/o Abbott Corporate Secretary
Abbott Laboratories, Dept 364, Bldg. AP6D
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6400, USA

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