Independent external board evaluations emerged in parallel with the general development of the governance code for companies. The question now arises whether their current shape is fit for purpose in the modern corporate environment, where society/CSR and employee engagement are playing an increasing part in the context of a company’s right to operate and accumulate numerous benefits and advantages from society?
In the 25 years since the Cadbury Report on corporate governance, how have boards been doing? Are boards able to understand and analyse what makes them effective and successful? Can they articulate and illuminate the characteristics of an effective board?
By Jenny Roper for HR Magazine, 19 May 2015
HR directors should network with other people in the business, have a strong financial and broader political understanding, and beware of being too close to their chief executive, according to Helen Pitcher, chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence.
Pitcher was giving tips on how HRDs can enhance their influence at board level at an HR in the Boardroom event held at The Dorchester Park Lane and supported by Advanced Boardroom Excellence.
By Advanced Boardroom Excellence for HR Magazine, 30 April 2015
For the second in the HR Magazine governance insight series, Helen Pitcher chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence focuses on what makes an effective board and where the influences and pressures on boards are emerging from.
By Advanced Boardroom Excellence for HR Magazine, 21 Apr 2015
In this article for HR Magazine, Helen Pitcher chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence, explains that good governance informs and improves the HRD’s effectiveness in their day-to-day role, so in turn, the HRD’s areas of expertise in the boardroom can help colleagues to understand how best to implement the company’s overall strategic plan.
An article by Advanced Boardroom Excellence for the Executive Compensation Briefing
Boardroom effectiveness consultancy Advanced Boardroom Excellence looks at how the principles of board effectiveness reviews apply to the particular challenges faced by the remuneration committee.
Advanced Boardroom Excellence (“AB Excellence”), leading advisers in developing individual and collective director effectiveness, has today launched a Code of Practice for Independent External Board Evaluations (the “Code”). The Code sets out guidelines for achieving a high-quality board evaluation with reference to the Financial Reporting Council’s Guidance on Board Effectiveness.