3 minute read 3 Apr 2015
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Board effectiveness – continuing the journey

Authors
Ken Williamson

EY UK&I Professional Practice Partner and Partner in Corporate Governance

Passionate about governance and audit which are critical to trust in business and a renewed focus on social purpose. Wine and exercise enthusiast - a perfect combination.

Mala Shah-Coulon

EY UK Corporate Governance, Associate Partner

Passionate about governance – a vital ingredient to running a successful enterprise and not a compliance imperative. Mum of twins and trustee at Bliss.

3 minute read 3 Apr 2015

Produced with EY and The Investment Association, our report shares leading practice and new ideas for improving and demonstrating board effectiveness.

Based on a series of individual meetings and roundtables which brought together leading chairmen, board directors and senior investors, it draws on the contributions from these discussions supplemented by insights and perspectives from EY and The Investment Association.

The report’s key aims are to:

  • Highlight and share leading practice and new ideas for improving and demonstrating board effectiveness
  • Provoke new thinking, discussion and better outcomes with individual existing and future board members, entire boards, executive management and investors. To this end, we included a series of discussion questions under each of the themes we covered:
    • The role of the chairman
    • The role of non-executive directors (NEDs)
    • Diversity
    • Succession planning
    • Board evaluations
    • Information flows
    • The role of investors

Download Board effectiveness – continuing the journey.

The future is unpredictable – and businesses are more complex than ever before. In such an environment, an effective board is pivotal to a company’s long-term success and sustainability.
Mala Shah-Coulon
EY UK Corporate Governance, Associate Partner
Provoking discussion and stimulating debate: Watch 4 short videos

We captured some immediate reactions from panel members and the audience at the report launch. Watch these short videos to hear their thoughts on:

  • What is board effectiveness?
  • Board evaluations
  • Succession planning
  • Diversity

Summary

Based on a series of meetings and roundtables which brought together leading chairmen, board directors and senior investors, this report continues the journey towards board effectiveness.

About this article

Authors
Ken Williamson

EY UK&I Professional Practice Partner and Partner in Corporate Governance

Passionate about governance and audit which are critical to trust in business and a renewed focus on social purpose. Wine and exercise enthusiast - a perfect combination.

Mala Shah-Coulon

EY UK Corporate Governance, Associate Partner

Passionate about governance – a vital ingredient to running a successful enterprise and not a compliance imperative. Mum of twins and trustee at Bliss.