Non executive board members

Brian has extensive experience in running induction and development programmes for board members of Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and other bodies classed as Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs). He has also run 1:1 briefing sessions for newly appointed chairs of NDPBs (for example the chairs of the Olympic Delivery Authority and the General Social Care Council) and Non-Ministerial Departments (for example the Office of Fair Trading). Induction programmes for new board members, or for newly constituted boards usually take between two and a half to three and a half hours and are often run on a date to coincide with a board meeting.

Courses for ALB boards are tailored to the context of the particular organisation. They can be arranged for the entire board or a sub-set of the board, usually for newly appointed board members. Programmes can be run at a time (including evenings) and in a location to suit the board and are offered at competitive prices. Tailored 1:1 briefings can also be arranged for ALB chairs and individual board members.

ALB board evaluation

We have designed a NDPB board evaluation pro-forma which can be used as a basis for a whole-board evaluation programme where the presentation of summarised feedback and comments would typically last about two hours (following prior completion of the evaluation form by board members).

Programmes for ALB audit committee members

Programmes can be arranged for ALB audit committee members in order that they can better understand both the public sector financial management context in which their organisation is operating – and be advised of the duties of the audit committee including tips on best practice. Such programmes are often run in conjunction with a representative of the relevant external audit body.