Individual Director Review

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Boards achieve the best result if all the directors are performing to their optimal level and being utilised in areas that complement the skills each person has to contribute. Our individual director review is a self and peer evaluation questionnaire that focuses on the contribution a director makes in the boardroom rather than purely on performance.

Benefits of our individual director review:

  • Identifies each director’s existing skills and knowledge.
  • Ensures the board is working effectively and efficiently.
  • Underpins the organisation’s funding of professional development.
  • Supports improved meeting participation.
  • Ensures that minor issues do not become major problems.
  • Permits the board to have clarity on each director’s contribution and highlight’s areas that they may be able to contribute to.
  • Supports APRA-regulated organisations to meet their responsibilities under the Prudential Standards.
  • Assists publicly listed companies to comply with the ASX principles.

Process for an individual director review:

  • The questionnaire is tailored to your organisation by reviewing what governance, technical, industry and behavioural areas are relevant.
  • The agreed questions are uploaded to our online system and each director is provided a link to the questionnaire, where they are asked to provide an evaluation of the contribution for themselves as well as their peers.
  • Once all directors have completed the online questionnaire, individual reports for each director are created, as well as an overall report for a discussion with the chair.
  • Each director is debriefed by one of our Senior Advisors along with the chair, this session will provide each director with what their peers see as their strongest contributions to the board, as well as any areas for improvement and a clear direction for professional development.

If you have any queries about the process or require more information, please contact us. Or to request a proposal, click here.

Key contacts
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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