We advise boards throughout the governance life cycle: defining their ideal composition to meet strategic challenges; attracting and validating new board members; evaluating board effectiveness; and proposing ongoing alignment through thoughtful succession planning
The value that a professional, powerful and balanced board brings to a corporation’s success is unquestionable. Good governance not only increases a company’s economic value, it also guarantees sustainability through corporate oversight and risk management, which in turn produce better short and long term decisions-taking.
Board composition is key. We help define the ideal mix of skills, experience and attributes required to provide a robust representation of stakeholders’ interests, provide strategic support to the top executive team, and ensure sustainability through prudent governance.
We are experts at finding and attracting new talent to boards. Based on an in-depth review of the profile required in the new appointment, we follow a structured process of candidate identification and assessment. We use a rigourous process to check references and reputation, including a review of the selected candidate’s ‘digital footprint’, and assist the board in meeting regulators’ requirements regarding independence and suitability.
We support boards in their annual evaluation process, reviewing the board’s effectiveness, strategic agenda and alignment, and director contribution. The process is designed to allow for maximum participation by leadership and directors, while maintaining the delicate balance of confidentiality.
Recommendations are designed to highlight signature strengths of the board as well as actionable opportunities for improvement.
Our clients include large public corporations as well as leading private and family-run companies committed to professional governance.
We help define the ideal matrix of skills and experiences for the board, identify potential gaps and prepare succession plans
Director and chair search
We identify and attract the ideal slate of candidates for appointment to board and leadership roles
We review the board’s effectiveness, strategic alignment, and director contribution to identify strategies and opportunities for improvement
We are a strategic advisor to chairs of boards and commissions. We contribute extensive experience and understanding of best practice in the critical processes of assessment, succession and board member appointment
We have more than 20 years of experience and a far-reaching network of top level executives and directors. We proactively seek out and identify leaders with the skill set and gravitas to fill a board directorship in their own country or internationally. We know people who have the diverse and specialised profiles in demand for boards of directors today: strong finance skills, international experience, exposure to disruptive technologies and new business models, and risk management. We stay one step ahead of future search mandates. Thanks to this proactivity and our commitment to the AESC’s code of best practice, we are recognised as one of the firms offering the most diverse candidate slates in response to a board search.
Our board advisory team has experience as board members, and is up to date on changes in legislation and best practice in corporate governance.
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