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PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

One of those principles has got to be around strategy. Keeping the board strategic and ensuring that there is a golden thread holding purpose, values and culture together.   Any discussion on codes of governance should always include some thought around the importance of the role of the board in setting or contributing to strategy.

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PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

PVSC – Purpose, Value, Strategy, Culture

The National Housing Federation announced today their first stage of consultation around the NatFed Code as it is affectionately known. As I think about codes one of the important functions of a code is to get the core principles right, this consultation then will focus on what the fundamental princ...
31 January 2020
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Assurance Across Sectors

Assurance Across Sectors

After a day of meetings in the capital city, I start to make the train journey back home and I’m thinking about how interesting it would be to do a study about what different sectors do to get assurance. I’m of course referring to assurance about an organisation’s governance or more specifical...
31 December 2019
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Governance 3.0 – The Third Generation…

Governance 3.0 – The Third Generation…

In a fast paced, increasingly complex business environment, we need to ensure there are mechanisms in place to help us measure and monitor how well organisations are performing in order to prevent failure. For over fifteen years I have been working with organisations across the private, public and v...
29 November 2019
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The Governor’s Take on Governance – Part 2

The Governor’s Take on Governance – Part 2

I wanted to continue my series of governor reflections this month by answering some of those questions that are not always considered. These will include reasons why diversity doesn’t always work and dealing with conflict in the boardroom. I shall also look at whether governance should be able to ...
31 October 2019
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The Governor’s Take on Governance – Part 1

The Governor’s Take on Governance – Part 1

This month’s blog was inspired by a recent interview I did on my thoughts around various governance topics. It will be the first in a series of blogs over the coming months. You can look forward to my thoughts on, amongst other things: predictions for the next corporate failure; why diverse boards...
30 September 2019
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Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom – Part 2

Avoiding Unforced Errors in the Boardroom – Part 2

Last month I began to explore the idea of unforced errors – how they can lose sports matches and games and cause major losses in business. An unforced error is when you weren’t forced into making a mistake, you did it all on your own, without any help from your opposition.   When Novak Djok...
30 August 2019
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