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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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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 […]

Board effectiveness and performance beyond inconsistent, ‘tick-box’ evaluations

Gaining valuable insights into the DNA and performance of your board and its members over successive periods can add real value for shareholders and stakeholders. The terms board effectiveness and board performance tend to be associated with, and thought about solely in the context of the annual board evaluation. This is changing, but maybe not […]

Improving the “strategic transformation capability” of a board of directors

A board member recently contacted me for support and inspiration to help his board team address a long-standing challenge around how his board handles the area of strategy and development of strategic transformational thinking. He indicated that while there is quite an experienced hard-working board team in place and their company has been a major […]