Board effectiveness holds many definitions depending on the industry, mission, organisation size, local legislature, challenges and tasks at hand, and more. However, there are some common factors all governing boards must adhere to to be successfully effective.

Watch our 30-minute panel discussion recording to get the latest insights on how to increase board effectiveness in mission driven organisations. Our experts discuss, provide tips, and share best practices on:

  • Defining board effectiveness
  • Board member recruitment, onboarding, and annual reviews
  • Information sharing structure and processes
  • Board member communications, engagement, and more!
Diarmaid O'Corrbui
CEO, Carmichael

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO, has extensive experience as a board chair and a board member in a number of private and nonprofit organisations, as well as working with boards providing governance support and advice. He is a member of the Charity SORP Committee for the UK and Ireland. He is actively involved in the Good Governance Awards, Mentoring and the Board Chairs Network initiatives led by Carmichael. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for over 25 years with Prospectus Management Consultants and Accenture working with a range of organisations in the Public, Healthcare and Nonprofit sectors on strategy and corporate governance.

Patrick Downes
Managing Partner, Lionheart Management

Patrick Downes is Managing Partner of Lionheart, a leading Corporate Governance practice, and co-founder of futureOwork, a mission driven WFH-enabling startup. He has 25+ years of experience as CEO, having led organisations in the Energy, Utilities and State sectors. Patrick has served on numerous Boards and is currently the Chair of a National Charity in the Health sector.

Edward Rees
Director of Sales, BoardEffect