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Board Excellence is led by Kieran Moynihan, an experienced Chairman and leading thinker in the area of board dynamics and performance. Kieran has over 18 years experience serving on boards as a CEO executive director, non-executive director and Chairman. He has written and presented extensively on the unique challenges of achieving a high-performance board of directors. Kieran is currently the chairman of a number of internationally-focused companies across a number of industry sectors. Board Excellence supports boards in companies, organisations and non-profits in Ireland, UK & Europe.

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  • Leverage international best practices on board effectiveness, performance & corporate governance
  • Provision of an independent high-quality assessment of the effectiveness & performance of the board
  • Establishing a measurable plan of sustained improvement in board effectiveness & performance
  • Practical guidance on how individual board directors can optimise their effectiveness and performance.
  • Practical guidance for new directors on their role, responsibilities and operation of a board of directors
  • Support on key challenges which arise on boards and practical approaches for directors to handle these

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Developing the “gut feeling & intuition” of a board of directors

In working with board teams across the UK & Ireland, one of the interesting characteristics I have noticed in high-performing board teams is that they develop a strong “gut feeling & intuition” which not only optimizes their decision-making but helps identify serious issues & risks earlier. This “gut feeling & intuition” not only is apparent […]

The Influential Company Secretary Series : 3. Supporting alignment of the board’s focus with strategic and governance priorities

A colleague at Board Excellence recently published a thought-provoking article which proposed a hypothetical scenario in which the board meeting be streamed live to shareholders. Following the meeting, each shareholder would be asked to assess the board’s collective performance and that of each board member under a number of categories critical to performance and effectiveness, […]