Optimise Board performance
Based on years of experience in assessing senior executives and non-executives board member of organisations of all sizes and shapes Saxton Bampfylde has developed a strong understanding of what makes for effective Boards. Our experience of selecting the right person to sit around a board table can be equally applied to the board as a group in thinking about how their collective capabilities, mindset and behaviours play equally important roles in ensuring they are the right group for the organisation they serve.
Recent years have presented new challenges and opportunities for boards. The swift adoption of technology during the pandemic, the rise of the stakeholder agenda and the increasing focus on ESG and diversity in its broadest sense have all put boards under pressure to think and operate differently. Not every board has met these challenges with the same success and an external review is a helpful reflection point for a board.
Our board practice has developed a board review model which gets under the skin of the board, understands the challenges facing their organisations and gives chairs the objective information they need to run an effective board. Our review is structured around a tried and tested model but can be adapted to an organisation’s needs and the requirements of the sector in which it operates. Our reviews are not just tick box exercises, instead we give clear recommendations to improve collective performance and meet best practice.