Helen Pitcher

Board effectiveness

‘What is clear to me, both from the report and working with boards, is that the framework for how a board challenges and makes their decisions is rarely agreed and designed; it is often left to chance, individual preferences and quirks, which has the potential for a dysfunctional chaotic approach.’

Alison Gill

Succession planning

‘There are intensely personal relationships behind the decision for chairmen, CEOs or other board directors to join or leave a board. A well-managed succession process will leave directors feeling valued and the organisation feeling confident and well led. Alternatively it has the potential to be the reverse.’