Directory of Accredited Board Performance Reviewers

All the listed accredited board reviewers have undergone and completed our rigorous accreditation process and align to our Institute Code of Practice.

Directory of Accreditation

Company Name Website Contact
Arthur Cox arthurcox.foleon.com Ciaran Flynn

Address:
Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380

Phone:
+353874875043

Arthur Cox LLP is widely regarded as the leading law firm in Ireland. We have been at the forefront of developments in the legal landscape here for over 100 years, establishing one of the largest and most innovative law firms in the country – a firm that stands at the front of the industry.

The Company Compliance and Governance Group assists companies, their directors, secretaries and managers to comply with their statutory obligations and good practice by providing technical and practical advice and assistance. The technical knowledge and experience of the Group is unparalleled and comprises some of the key Irish thought leaders in the field of company law and company secretarial law and practice. These include Dr Thomas B Courtney, former Chair for 18 years of the Company Law Review Group and architect of the Companies Act 2014 and author of the leading textbook, The Law of Companies, (4th ed; 2016); Jacqueline McGowan Smyth and James Heary, co-authors of the Irish Company Secretary’s Handbook (2nd ed; 2019) and Dáibhí O’Leary, contributory to several books and author of the soon to be published Law of Statutory Auditors.

The group provides a full spectrum of assistance with the statutory responsibilities and obligations of companies, directors and officers. The core services provided by the group are corporate governance and company law review and advice, company secretarial, and legal and compliance risk. These services combined provide companies with a corporate compliance risk management service, which is positioned to draw on the expert specialist practice groups within Arthur Cox.

The group is multidisciplinary, with a large number of CGI accredited members along with solicitors, Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Financial Analyst. For further details of our services, see here.

Our approach to Board Performance Reviews

Arthur Cox is the first service provider in Ireland to be granted the “Accredited Board Reviewer” status by the Chartered Governance Institute UK&I, which recognises providers that “have demonstrated an exemplary service in the undertaking of board performance reviews and are aligned to our Code of Practice”. Our reviews are carried out in accordance with the latest version of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland Code of Practice for Board Reviewers (September 2023). We take a practical and pragmatic approach, tailoring our offering to the unique needs of the organisations that we work with, to provide valuable, actionable insights. For more details, see here.
Company Name Website Contact
Aspida Advisory Services Limited aspidagroup.com Jessica Regnard

Address:
1st Floor, Tudor House, Le Bordage, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1DB

The Team Overview: The Board Advisory team from AASL collectively has substantial experience in the finance and commercial sector predominately across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. We have extensive experience as Directors of regulated companies, across all sectors. The team are primarily members of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and the Institute of Directors who have individually been “approved” by the Financial Services Authority, Guernsey Financial Services Commission and the Jersey Financial Services Commission. We enjoy the support of over 60 people across the Group.

Experience: A considerable proportion of our experience has been focused within the investment fund sector particularly listed investment companies, with the emphasis in the management and support of funds and their respective boards of Directors. We have been assisting boards of Directors of both unlisted and listed organisations, across all sectors for over twenty years, and took this knowledge to establish the AASL Board Advisory Team over ten years ago.

We offer corporate governance and regulatory support to boards across multiple sectors. In the area of corporate governance we provide external board performance reviews, enhance corporate governance frameworks, Director fee reviews, succession planning and reviews of the services and fees of service providers. Typically we undertake board performance reviews for entities such as banks, investment companies and funds, trust and corporate service providers, charities and regulated utility companies. We welcome any other sectors not specified.

Specifically related to listed investment companies our experience spans the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”), the London Specialist Funds Market (“SFM”), Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), Euronext, Irish Stock Exchange (“ISE”), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) and The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”).

Company Name Website Contact
Beyond Governance beyondgovernance.com James Kavanagh

Our experienced team will help you with:

1. Board evaluations - Alignment between the board and it’s committees to a long range strategic plan, including evaluation of board composition, strategic oversight, risk management, governance processes, reporting protocols and director contributions. A more granular approach looking at specific areas of assessment with the creation of a set of frameworks to bridge gaps between boardroom decision making and business execution  

2. Committee effectiveness - A reflective approach to the optimisation of existing board committees and the creation of new ones, providing a distilled action plan to move forward in unity

Sectors:

Financial Services

Energy & Mining

Charity

Retail

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Membership Orgs

Healthcare

Leisure

Hospitality

Sports

Company Name Website Contact
Genius Boards geniusboards.co.uk Sharon Constancon

Address
Cournswood House, Clappins Lane, North Dean, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4NW

Phone
+44 (0) 7773 777 495

Sector agnostic but we are highly correlated to FTSE listed companies, financial services, large businesses, family businesses, government owned subsidiaries, investment trusts, high risk industries, global organisations, crown dependencies, non-UK based organisations, charities, educational bodies, associations, etc.

Company Name Website Contact
Independent Audit Limited independentaudit.com Remneek Sangar

Address
Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT

Phone
07549032722

For over 20 years, Independent Audit has sought to provide forward-looking, stimulating board performance reviews that highlight and protect a board’s strengths whilst supporting its ongoing development. Our skilled team have first-hand experience as executives, governance professionals and non-executive directors and are known for being both personable and professional. Our work is supported by our proven analytics platform, Thinking Board®, which enables us to tailor solutions to clients’ needs. We offer single-year solutions for both internally- and externally-facilitated board performance reviews as well as a three-year board development programme.

Specialism:  FTSE 100 and 250, AIM and SmallCap listed, unlisted companies, NFPs, Financial Services.

Company Name Website Contact
Indigo Independent Governance Limited indigogovernance.com David Gracie

Address
Monometer House, Rectory Grove, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2HL

Phone
07507 438920

Indigo has a strong track record of conducting board reviews as part of its diverse governance offering.

Our reviewers are drawn from our team of expert Chartered Governance Professionals, each of whom has broad and deep experience of working with boards and is skilled at recognising and identifying potential weaknesses in board composition, boardroom culture, meeting support and processes and effective governance practice. Typically, two members of our team would work alongside each other on the review, with a third senior member of the team available to discuss difficult issues and to review and provide independent challenge on the draft report.

Our review methodology and the cohort of participants beyond the directors and company secretary will vary from client to client, depending on the client’s requirements. A typical review will include a range of the following elements: questionnaires, skills assessments, document review, board and committee meeting observation, one-to-one interviews, facilitation of board discussions on the report and follow-up support on action implementation.

Indigo’s team is experienced in reviewing governance arrangements in a wide range of organisations.  Our primary focus is on the commercial sector, including listed companies, private companies and family-owned businesses, but we are also able to deliver board reviews for charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as public sector organisations.

Company Name Website Contact
Lintstock lintstock.com Neil Alderton

Address
13 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AD

Phone
0207 407 2002

Established in 2002, Lintstock is an advisory firm specialising in board performance reviews. We are proud to act as retained advisor to the boards of over 120 organisations across five continents. Our services range from helping boards with internal survey-led reviews, to conducting external reviews with interviews and meeting observation. We also act as a policy advisor to the UK Parliament’s corporate governance group.

Lintstock services all sectors. We have a strong presence in the listed space and a wide range of other clients including private companies, wholly-owned subsidiaries, mutuals, joint ventures, NHS Trusts, housing associations, governing bodies and not-for-profit organisations. Our depth of experience across various sectors sets us apart, enabling us to share best practice and put board performance into context.

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