Board Effectiveness - A Good Practice Guide (June 2022)

This guide has been developed for current and potential board members, as well as departmental staff administering public appointments, ministers, senior civil servants who are involved in managing relationships with arm’s length bodies (ALBs) and chief executives.

While the content is primarily targeted at NDPBs, many of the general points and good practices outlined are equally valid for departments, health trusts and other governing bodies, such as colleges and school governors.

The intention of this guide is to offer ways to improve and enhance board effectiveness by building upon the best practice, research and suggestions. The guide is not prescriptive or definitive but rather a quick and easy way to access some clear and concise advice.


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