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Corporate Governance Advice
We are able to assist with a range of issues relating to the composition, operation and improvement of board practice and have developed considerable expertise and resource materials over our years in business.

A few examples of services in this area include:

Working with a new board to establish a suitable framework for operations
Working with a new board to establish a suitable framework for operations
Assisting a board with the process and use of a system of performance review for a CEO
Assisting a board with the process and use of a system of performance review for a CEO
Training new board members in essentials of corporate governance and requirements of directorship
 
Training new board members in essentials of corporate governance and requirements of directorship
Advising on current remuneration practice and the appropriate level of remuneration for client boards
 
Advising on current remuneration practice and the appropriate level of remuneration for client boards

If you think that your board could benefit from a discussion around a matter of governance, please give us a call and we would be happy to discuss it with you.

See our Resources Section for copies of Best Practice statements on aspects of Board Composition, Roles and Responsibilities.

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Board Structure & Composition
Reviewing the present or possible structures of boards for companies, advising on the composition of the board and undertaking skills audits of boards to assist with succession planning.
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Board Performance Review
In acknowledgment of the differences between operating environments for boards, we have developed a flexible framework that allows tailoring to organisational needs while retaining core data (Benchmarks) and results to make meaningful comparisons.

Overall Board Performance
Our framework seeks to answer 4 key questions for every review we conduct:

What are the key functions and responsibilities of this board?
What are the key functions and responsibilities of this board?
Who is on this board and why?
Who is on this board and why?
How well does this board go about it's business?
How well does this board go about it's business?
When does this board make a difference?
When does this board make a difference?

Our approach can accommodate a review of board members only or one that involves senior management, shareholders and customers/suppliers. Review results are presented back to the board with recommendations for action. For some of our clients this has meant the beginning of an ongoing process of board development, for others it has meant a confirmation of the existing approach to board operations.

Individual Director Contributions
Increasingly, boards are interested in individual contributions to overall board performance, and we have built a model to complete these reviews in absolute confidence and in a way that integrates fully with our 'whole of board' model. Again, we use a framework and tailor the detail of the approach to the particular situation.

What does this director bring to the board?
What does this director bring to the board?
How well are their contributions received by the board?
How well are their contributions received by the board?
When do their interactions contribute to the overall performance?
When do their interactions contribute to the overall performance?
Does this director practive good governance?
Does this director practice good governance?

As a result of an individual director review, each director would receive a personal assessment and a full set of reviews would be made available to the Chair for discussion.

These reviews may be conducted in person, by ‘phone or on line for a confidential and efficient result. Responses may be gathered from individuals or from group discussions.

We are available to assist with implementation of recommendations and to work with boards on an ongoing basis.

See our Resources Section to download copy of Boardroom Partners’ paper of Board Review in Australia today.

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Director Recruitment
We have developed and maintain a powerful database of candidates that is always an initial source of discussion with our clients. Click here to register with Boardroom Partners to be considered as a director.

Beyond this, we have a highly developed research capacity, excellent contacts and networks across boards in Australia and a reputation for creativity and analytical ability that allows us to identify candidates from 'outside the square'.

All of our candidate shortlists will include a diversity of qualified people to encourage the client to consider real options for improving the quality of board composition. To view a checklist around the requirements of a search process, click here.

Our recruitment services are charged on a set fee basis, which is negotiated with the client prior to commencement. This fee is dependent on the remuneration paid for the position, the scope of search required and the extent of assistance required from Boardroom Partners. Our services can range from simply providing a ‘prompt’ list for a Nominating Committee to a full recruitment service with advice on appointment and remuneration.

For NFP and charity clients we are able to negotiate acceptable fees, in line with their charter.

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Non-Executive Remuneration
Researching market practice and market rates, monitoring trends and advising on remuneration are all part of our experience. This service can be commissioned by an individual company or can include more general advice about positioning in the market.
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Mentoring for Executives
Using our range of contacts in the non-executive area, we can match highly experienced directors with executives in a mentoring capacity.
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