The Board Advisory Partnership
Our work is based around two central concepts. First, that it is the Chair’s role to cultivate an environment where value can be created for all stakeholders and society at large. Second, our role is to bring Chairs together to cross-fertilise their experience and insights to help them do this well.
Since 2013, our Chairing in Practice Programme has nurtured a deep and growing eco-system of new and experienced Chairs, all united in the desire to work with others to promote the vital contribution that Chairs and their Boards can make.
Chairing in Practice
For incoming Chairs, we run the annual Chairing in Practice programme in which a small group of those approaching or having taken their first Chair role spend time in conversation with a broad faculty of experienced Chairs and Board members. (See Chairing in Practice and Faculty)
There is no book from which one can learn to chair a board well, but there are other people from whose experience one can learn and frameworks one can adapt. The Chair role has been changing continuously for 20+ years but the acceleration and the scope of change which has become apparent in the last 2-3 years is remarkable. Driven largely by the compounded effects of technology development, Covid and socio- and geo-politics, this is not going to change anytime soon.