board effectiveness

The art of board effectiveness: Structure, strategy and healthy dynamics make for better boards and better business

The art of board effectiveness: Structure, strategy and healthy dynamics make for better boards and better business

By Helen Pitcher OBE for Ethical Boardroom : Spring 2017

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?

Board Dynamics and Why it Matters

Board Dynamics and Why it Matters

A guest post by Helen Pitcher for Caffeine

When most people think about effective leadership of an organisation, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the executive team comprising of the C-Suite of roles along with any business critical functions and key directors holding those roles.

How HRDs can enhance influence at board level

How HRDs can enhance influence at board level

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.

How can HRDs enhance board effectiveness?

How can HRDs enhance board effectiveness?

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.

What every HRD should know about board governance

What every HRD should know about board governance

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. 

Remuneration Committee Aspects of Board Effectiveness Reviews

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 launches a Code of Practice for Board Evaluations

Advanced Boardroom Excellence launches a Code of Practice for Board Evaluations

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.