Board Dynamics and Effectiveness

This event took place on Thursday 18 May 2023

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Board Dynamics and Effectiveness is an extensive topic. The presentation by Ian White and Clare Chalmers will focus on the Board Evaluation and will explain both the legal and practical requirements and the important key items that need to be considered in the process.


Clare Chalmers, Founder, Clare Chalmers Limited

Clare founded Clare Chalmers Limited, she is a renowned practitioner and thought leader in assessing and improving board effectiveness with extensive board advisory experience. Her board evaluations and board development plans help directors and senior executives improve individual and collective performance, leading to a more effective board.

She is able to provide insight on a broad range of corporate governance issues, having spent over 12 years evaluating a diverse portfolio of boardrooms. Clare brings a thorough and considered style to board evaluations drawing out key issues and presenting these both verbally and written in a perceptive and sensitive style.

She has worked with many FTSE companies, financial services firms and membership organisations, private companies and more. She is particularly well-placed to provide insights around composition, dynamics and boardroom diversity.

During a 20-year career in investment banking, culminating in COO roles at CSFB and Lehman Brothers, Clare devised and ran 360-degree evaluation processes and managed in-house coaching, mentoring and training programmes. She also devised new management and client audit systems, as well as metrics measuring progress against strategic goals, focusing on profitability and cost efficiency.

Ian White, Board Evaluator and Executive Coach, Arolla Partners Limited

Ian is a former Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary for a range of companies. He now works as an Independent Consultant principally in the area of Board Effectiveness and Governance where he has undertaken reviews for all types of organisations including FTSE 100s, major private companies, mutuals, private equity backed, and public sector ones.

He is an APECs Certified Professional Executive Coach coaching NEDs and senior executives, a CEDR Accredited Mediator and the Course Director for Cranfield NED Programme. He is also a founder member of the Board Effectiveness Guild, which seeks to share best practices of Board Effectiveness Reviews.

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