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A major driver of governance systems is the regulatory, legal and ownership environment in which a family company operates. Through our extensive experience, we understand the challenges and the opportunities your environment presents, particularly the importance of separating family matters from business matters.

At Effective Governance we assist you to create a sustainable organisation for the next generation through value adding governance activities.

What we can do for you

  • Delineation of the investment strategy, oversight of the business and the operation of the business through the establishment of a Advisory Board which may then over time become a formal Board
  • The review of the CEO/MD can be a challenging process and discussion, reflecting upon expectations is a healthy and robust process that will improve the relationship of the board and the CEO/Managing Director.
  • Provide an opportunity for the Board to reflect upon how it adds value to the organisation.

Our services

  • Establishment of an Advisory board to guide the family to increased wealth and sustainability
  • CEO review to ensure a robust performance review process exists which provides the whole board with the opportunity for input
  • Governance preparation for IPO to return a higher level of value to the existing shareholders
  • Organisational governance review to ascertain how your existing governance system adds value to your organisation
  • Leading practice governance policies and procedures reviewto ensure board processes are efficient and effective
  • Strategy facilitation to establish and/or provide clarity on the strategic direction
  • Risk facilitation to ensure the board has an agreed risk appetite statement supported by a robust risk framework

If a board already exists, then we can deliver the following:

  • Board charter that clearly establishes the role of the board and the delineation between governance, management and family matters.
  • Board review to assess the performance and effectiveness of the board.
  • Board maturity assessment to define the maturity of board processes and policy.
  • Committee review to determine the performance and effectiveness of the committee in assisting the board to perform its functions.
  • Board skills assessment to determine the board's expectation of director skills to drive strategy and performance.
  • Director self and peer review to determine the contribution each director provides to the board.
  • Director remuneration review to ensure directors are remunerated fairly for the work undertaken and value delivered.

Contact us for more information on what we can do for your business.