Board Establishment

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Establishing a board for your organisation can be a daunting. There are many individual tasks that need to be completed in parallel to have your business transition to the next level. Effective Governance has the following five step process to assist your organisation establish formal and advisory boards:

  1. Assess the current skills and competencies of the current shareholders/members.
  2. Assess what skills and competencies are required to fulfil the organisation’s strategic direction.
  3. Compare the current skills of the shareholders against the proposed requirements of the organisation to identify any skill gaps.
  4. Select board members to fill the identified gaps.
  5. Draft appropriate policies and documentation.

The outcomes from the process will be:

  • A governance framework to suit your organisation, e.g. a board charter, policies, processes and procedures that facilitate the board’s operations;
  • A board that complements and supplements the skills of management; and
  • The selection and appointment of directors will focus on the necessary and desirable competencies of board members.

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Zac Zahner
Managing Director
Zac works closely with boards and management teams to deliver improved governance structure and set strategic objectives. Zac has previously worked with professional chartered accounting practices, as CFO of retail and rental companies and more recently...
James Beck
Chair
He has substantial experience in delivering governance, strategic and risk solutions to listed, private, NFP, government and family business clients.
Stephen Howell
Principal Advisor
Stephen is the Principal Advisor for Effective Governance Pty Ltd, a corporate governance consultant, forensic accountant, company director and former company secretary, external auditor, corporate regulator and CFO with a focus on contributing to the...
Melissa Grundy
Senior Advisor
Melissa is a Senior Advisor with Effective Governance, a governance consultant, accountant, former company secretary and market supervisor. Melissa’s focus is on corporate and regulatory governance stemming from her strong background in the...
Mark Watson CSC
Senior Advisor
As well as having led public sector and not-for-profit organisations at a senior level, Mark possesses an extensive background in governance including having held senior positions as the principal private secretary to the head of a large Commonwealth...
Simon Clayer
Senior Advisor
Simon is a Senior Advisor with Effective Governance. He brings extensive legal experience coupled with over 30 years’ experience in business to advise clients on corporate governance, strategy and risk. His areas of expertise include corporate...
Cate Jolley
Senior Advisor
Cate aligns twenty years of commercial and legal experience with communications expertise to assist clients with a range of strategy planning, stakeholder engagement strategies, board and executive management issues. A skilled facilitator and communicator...
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