Board and Director Development

We recognise that different organisations have different development requirements at board level, depending on the experience of their directors, their particular sector, the organisation’s structure and operating environment.

Our board and director development services offer flexibility to accommodate all types of requirements and we have proven success within the following organisations:

  • Listed and Unlisted companies
  • State owned enterprises
  • Islamic Financial Institutions
  • Family Businesses
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • National Investment Authorities
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Professional / Membership organisations

Board Programmes

GGS provided board development events can cover a pre-designed number of governance-related topics (see below), or the client can define their own programme content. We can also research and incorporate new topics to address specific board development or interest areas. These events can be delivered as either face-to-face events or virtually and are typically 3 hours duration.

Contact us for a no-obligation discussion with our Lead Facilitator Dr Chris Pierce.

Board Programme Modules

Board Roles

  • Types of Boards
  • Role of the Board
  • Chairman
  • CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Non-Executive and Independent Director
  • Company Secretary

The Board

  • Directors’ Duties and Liabilities
  • Conflicts of Interests
  • Effective Board: Composition, Structure & Diversity
  • Board Behaviours
  • Board Practices and Procedures
  • Board Reporting and Board Packs
  • Board Effectiveness & Evaluations

Board Committees

  • Audit Committee practices
  • Risk Committee practices
  • Nominations Committee practices
  • Remunerations Committee practices
  • Sustainability Committee practices
  • Corporate Governance Committee practices

Shareholders and Stakeholders

  • The role of Shareowners and Shareholder Activism
  • Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Sustainable Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting

Strategic Leadership

  • The Governance of Strategy
  • Corporate Purpose
  • Values and Culture
  • Evaluating Strategy Delivery
  • Evaluating Executive Directors’ Performance
  • The Governance of Risk
  • Alignment of Risk, Strategy and Performance
  • Innovation
  • Agile responses to turbulent business environments
  • Corporate Responsibility

Financial Stewardship and Accountability

  • Financial Oversight
  • Reporting: Disclosure and transparency
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Corporate Finance
  • The Control Environment
  • Effective General Meetings / General Assemblies
  • Leading change and Organisational Transformation