Board and Director Training Services

Board Excellence is a leading provider of board and director governance training in Ireland, the UK and internationally across all sectors of Corporate and Listed stock-market company boards, Investment firms and their portfolio boards, SMEs and Family businesses, Public Sector, Non-Profit and Charity boards. Our workshops, delivered either in-person or virtually, are customised for the current level of client board/governance sophistication and specific sector.

Key focus areas for the board and director training are outlined below. Specific components include;

  • A pre-workshop planning call with the Board Chair, Company Secretary and CEO
  • Key focus on real-life case studies and common challenges
  • Practical guidance on board and committee effectiveness
  • Latest thinking on board dynamics, effectiveness and governance
  • Innovative approaches to enabling the Executive team partner effectively with the Non-Executive Directors

As all of the Board Excellence team are serving Board Chairs and Non-Executive Directors, with significant previous executive and senior governance leadership roles, we bring a unique practical experience to board and director training. We also combine our own original thought leadership on board dynamics and effectiveness with our experience of evaluating and supporting a wide range of boards across all sectors across the world.

What Our Clients Say

“Board Excellence have demonstrated a deep expertise in board dynamics and the key factors that impact a board’s effectiveness and performance. We place a major emphasis on embracing board best practices in our investee companies. Board Excellence have developed a strong, practical framework which provides assistance to boards to improve their overall effectiveness and performance. They have been an excellent partner to work with and we look forward to building our relationship further”

Nicol Fraser,
Managing Partner, UK PE Firm,
Dunedin Capital Group Ltd

“Efficient and effective boards are an important ingredient in managing and developing high growth businesses. We have worked with Board Excellence to great effect both training our own team in how best to maximise the effectiveness of boards but also with a number of our portfolio companies and chairmen. Board Excellence have great experience and are able to deliver the lessons learned in a coherent and digestible way. We are very happy to be working with them”

Henry Sallitt,
Managing Partner, UK PE Firm,
FPE Capital

“The Board of Directors (Council) of CPA Ireland engaged the expertise of Board Excellence to ensure that the Board members, individually and collectively, understood the characteristics of a high performing board and how to sustain high performance. The CPA Ireland Directors found Board Excellence to be experienced, engaging, knowledgeable and challenging and, very importantly, enjoyable. The collective
experience within Board Excellence ensures that Directors are presented with real world examples against which to benchmark performance. In summary, Board Excellence are excellent.”

Eamon Siggins,

“Board Excellence ran an in-house workshop for our Board of Directors on the subject of board best practices and impartiality. The planning and preparation for the workshop, coupled with the delivery of the training on the day were exceptional. We worked closely with Kieran throughout, which ensured the content was useful, relevant, and it gave us further best practice to incorporate into our general board practices and impartiality committee procedures”

Kate Milligan,
Chief Operating Office,
Organic Trust

“As a Development Finance Institution (DFI), DEG relies on the positive impact Nominee Directors can provide to our partner companies all over the world. Board Excellence has been a great partner in this, providing extensive expertise on board work through their Director training as well as by offering valuable insights on good board practices in general. Always open to adjusting the programme according to nominee Directors’ needs and interests, they have developed a training which addresses all areas of board work relevant to DEG’s Nominee Directors. We look forward to continuing working with Board Excellence in the coming years.”

Veronika Seibt,
Corporate Governance Officer,
KfW Development Bank DEG

“FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, highly values training of its (potential) nominee directors to support them in the proper performance of their board role thus enabling them to positively contribute to board effectiveness and – dynamics. In Board Excellence we found a diligent, knowledgeable and experienced training institute performing a dedicated nominee director training highly appreciated by the participants.”

Felicie Ameschot,
Senior Corporate Governance Analyst,
Dutch Development Bank

How Can We Support You?

Ireland & International
Kieran Moynihan
Managing Partner
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United Kingdom
Paul George
Lead UK Partner
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Chaka Nkofo
Lead Africa Partner
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