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Go-Ahead Group plc provide insights into the outcome of our Board Evaluation in their Annual Report and Accounts 2017

January 08, 2019

The Go-Ahead Group plc report about the Better Boards board evaluation in the Annual Report and Accounts 2017:

The Board places great importance on the annual Board effectiveness review and this year, to align the review with the Group-wide culture change programme, a different approach was taken with a focus more on individual and collective Board development. The decision was taken to bring forward the externally facilitated review scheduled for 2018 and Dr Sabine Dembkowski of Better Boards Ltd was commissioned to work with the Board on a Board development programme. Neither Dr Sabine Dembkowski nor Better Boards Ltd has any other connection with Go-Ahead.

With the focus more on actual Board development, a programme was designed to provide the Board with insights about themselves and their colleagues on the Board. This provided a foundation upon which individuals could increase their personal impact, which in turn could increase the overall effectiveness of the wider Board. The key objectives of the Board development programme were therefore two-fold:

  1. To develop individual Board members and the Board as a whole so that they are better equipped to deal with the increasing challenges and enhance their effectiveness; and
  2. To identify the know-how areas and role behaviors that were present on the Board and to identify the skills and experience any new non-executive directors should bring to best complement the existing Board.

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