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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 a virtuous cycle of challenge, debate, respect and trust within your board team

One of the hallmarks of high-performing board teams is an ability for the board team to demonstrate consistently strong levels of high-quality challenge and debate which not only optimises the core functioning and decision-making capability of the board but builds sustainable high levels of respect and trust between the executive and non-executive board members. Each […]

The key characteristics of high-performing board teams

While watching the outstanding recent win by the Irish rugby team against the New Zealand All-Blacks, I was reminded of a strongly held view I have of the strong parallels between the best board teams and high-performing sports teams. For all the supporters at the match and the armchair supporters across Ireland and internationally looking […]

The compelling case for younger non-executive directors

In recent years the major focus on board diversity has been correctly on the gender area and I have seen first hand in the board teams that we have supported across Ireland and the UK, the significant improvement that the addition of high-calibre female non-executive directors has made to the board team’s effectiveness, performance and […]