Leadership & Governance

Leadership & Governance

Board of Directors

Apple's Board of Directors oversees the Chief Executive Officer and other senior management in the competent and ethical operation of Apple on a day-to-day basis and assures that the long-term interests of shareholders are being served. To satisfy the Board's duties, directors are expected to take a proactive, focused approach to their positions, and set standards to ensure that Apple is committed to business success through the maintenance of high standards of
responsibility and ethics.

The Board has adopted the following committee charters and governance guidelines that, in conjunction with Apple's articles of incorporation and bylaws, form the governance framework for Apple. The governance structure is designed to foster principled actions, effective decision-making and appropriate monitoring of both compliance and performance.

Arthur D. Levinson

Former Chairman and CEO, Genentech

Chairman of the Board
Audit Committee

James A. Bell

Former CFO and Corporate President,
The Boeing Company

Audit Committee

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple

Albert A. Gore Jr.

Former Vice President of the United States

Compensation Committee
Nominating Committee

Robert A. Iger

Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Nominating Committee Chair
Compensation Committee

Andrea Jung

President and CEO, Grameen America

Compensation Committee Chair
Nominating Committee

Ronald D. Sugar

Former Chairman and CEO,
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Audit Committee Chair

Susan L. Wagner

Co-founder and Director, BlackRock

Audit Committee

Committee Charters

Audit and Finance Committee

Compensation Committee

Nominating and Corporate
Governance Committee

Public Policy Advocacy

Apple Public Policy Advocacy Website

Political Contributions - 2012 to date

Governance Documents