The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance recently released a a set of principles for director compensation "for boards to consider when structuring their own compensation plans to ensure that their interests are aligned with those of the equity owners of the company." According to the principles: (i) director compensation should not be so high as to potentially compromise the independence of directors; (ii) compensation should reflect expertise and a director's actual time commitment to the board; (iii) compensation should vary for different director roles; (iv) boards should consider requiring a minimum shareholding for directors and encourage investment beyond the minimum; (v) boards should minimize the complexity of director compensation structures; and (vi) directors should consider periodically seeking approval for directors' compensation from shareholders.