Many chairmen around the world acknowledge that a well-managed board assessment process can lead to substantial improvements in board effectiveness, bringing significant benefits to the organization. They recognize the value in appointing a neutral intermediary with the experience, discretion and sensitivity to conduct a rigorous and extensive review of the functioning of the board.

  • Our flexible board assessment methodology, refined over many years, is designed to address the governance model and specific circumstances of each board.
  • We provide detailed and objective reports of our findings based on robust discussions with individual directors about board processes, structure and debate.
  • Based on the insights we have gained from hundreds of assessments, our clients can benchmark themselves against national and international best practices.
  • In Europe alone, we have conducted more than 150 board assessments over the past five years.
  • We are sensitive to the concerns that some boards have when embarking upon an assessment for the first time and tailor our approach accordingly.
Our assessments typically cover:
  • Board composition, roles and responsibilities
  • Board culture, dynamics, teamwork and leadership
  • Board processes, reporting and agendas
  • Director development
  • Organization of the board and committees
  • Overall board effectiveness
  • Quality of debate and strategic input
  • Relationship between board and management
  • Shareholder communication and accountability
  • Succession planning processes