Board & CEO Advisory Group

Improving Board & management relationships and communication

 



The Board of a highly successful and high performing US materials company wanted an independent assessment of the Board in certain areas. The Chair wanted to review the Board culture to gain a deeper understanding of Board dynamics, to enable the Board to work together more productively and effectively, and provide an understanding of the relationship with the CEO and management.

Board & CEO Advisory Services Utilized

Leadership / Performance / Culture / Talent

Approach

In Depth Board & Management Interviews

  • Conducted in-person interviews with all Directors and select members of Management to ensure that the overall Board culture was engaged, constructive and trusting, and that each Board member could contribute freely
  • Explored whether the Board’s relationship with Management was constructive and effective and the Board could appropriately challenge Management

Reviewed Board Structures & Processes

  • Reviewed Board and Committee materials and conducted relevant interviews to determine whether succession planning, M&A decisions, and compensation processes were effective

Created Blueprint for Recruiting Needs

  • Identified future director retirements and mapped current and future competencies for the Board. Benchmarked Board composition against peers and external best practices

Board Talent delivery

  • Based on composition analysis, recruited an outside NED to the Board

Impact

Defined Roles & Cultural Norms

  • Clarified the distinct roles and responsibilities of the CEO, Chairman, and Board
  • Aligned on communication and behavioral norms

Developed Succession / M&A Processes

  • Developed a template and process for CEO succession & talent review
  • Aligned on expectations around M&A process and cutoffs for Bo​ard approval

CEO Development & Coaching

  • ​Gathered developmental feedback on the CEO from Directors and management and created an actionable development plan for the Chair to deliver
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