Helen Pitcher

Reflection and development

‘The evaluation should be seen as an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day life of the board and think carefully about how it can be made more effective. Even in boards that are performing well, effectiveness can be improved. A thorough external review has an additional attraction: it is an objective signal to investors that the board is committed to the highest standards of performance.’

Lynne Berry

Irritable Board Syndrome

‘Effective boards need as wide a range of experience as possible. It would be a pity if lack of knowledge of the governance frameworks in each sector prevented greater and more productive interchange of executives and non-executives from one world into another.’