Simon Witney

Corporate governance of private equity-backed companies

‘So, while it is obvious that good decision-making, facilitated by a well-designed process that is staffed by well-informed and competent people, is an essential component of any successful organisation, corporate governance processes in a private equity-backed company are defined and judged largely according to their fitness for that particular purpose. Listed companies and their investors might take note of this aspect of the private equity model …'

Alison Gill

Evaluating board performance

‘Most directors find the individual interviews to be helpful in their own right and value the collective discussion following the feedback. It can be a lonely task being a board director so this time set aside to review and reflect, if used wisely, can be a useful critical eye.’