About Us

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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Mergers & Acquisitions – Optimising the board team transition

A CEO once commented to me that one of the saddest days of his professional career happened when he attended the first board meeting of a large company that had just acquired his company. After many difficult months negotiating the deal, the CEO and one other industry non-exec board member joined the larger company board. […]

Optimising the levels and quality of challenge & debate at board meetings

“The highest performing companies have extremely contentious boards that regard dissent as an obligation and that treat no subject as undiscussable” is a key finding from ground-breaking research carried out by Eisenhardt & Bourgeoise on US boards. This has very interesting implications for the whole area of how boards in every organisation handle challenge and […]

Reflections on excellence in non-profit boards

The last decade has been a very challenging time for non-profit organisations and their boards. The significant challenges in the funding landscape have been compounded by a number of serious corporate governance scandals in non-profit boards in many countries which have cast an unfortunate shadow over many decent non-profit organisations. Non-profit boards have been facing […]