With memories of the ceremonial Board fading into history, and with investors demanding accountability and responsibility from Chairmen, CEOs and directors, serving on the modern Board has become increasingly challenging. Boards that we work with have lower performance risk for those who serve on them, and less reputational risk from crises and setbacks being attributed to Boardroom failures.
Our team is trained to present powerful, memorable and motivational material. We focus on topical issues, and on matters of direct importance to directors. Our presentations and publications are based on in-depth research carried out by us over years, and on the latest corporate governance information and publications that become available.
Whether or not the CEO is a member of the Board of Directors, we help the CEO to ensure that he or she interacts efficiently with the Board, takes appropriate issues and decisions to the Board, and plays a leadership role in the Boardroom as well as in the C-suite.
Approving the accounts is the Board's most challenging task. It is also the most onerous, as defective financial reporting can result in a profit warning or worse. Our instruction raises the Board's awareness of issues that could mean that financial reporting does not reflect the company's economics and business model.
We provide guidance for Boards of Directors on information governance.
The control and effective use of information has become one of the most challenging aspects of corporate governance. From the duty of directors to safeguard a company's information based assets, to the obligation to ensure that customer information is not leaked, ensuring that the company's cybersecurity capabilities are robust, that the company is compliant with UK and EU information regulations, while at the same time ensuring that Boardroom confidentiality is maintained and insider trading of the company's shares falls within permitted limits, is one of the most challenging aspects of Board service.