An article by Helen Pitcher OBE for the Company Secretary’s Review
Volume 41, Issue 1, June 2017
"Creating an effective Board is the responsibility of all the Board participants, however to paraphrase George Orwell ‘All are equal, but some are more equal than others’.
Surprisingly, there is not much ‘hard research’ data, on what it takes to create an effective board, there is however much ‘opinion research’, varying from highly insightful from experienced board members and practitioners, to the more dubious singular view of the world. What almost all these views do agree on, is the influential role of the Chairman in setting the structure, tone and style of the board.
In this context, the Chairman and the Company Secretary are in the driving seat and the firing line for creating the structures and the underpinning which provide the foundations of an effective Board."
This article from Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence looks at the role of the Chairman and the Company Secretary in the design of a Board information architecture and information management strategies.
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