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Dr Sabine Dembkowski spoke about the pivotal role of Psychological Safety for bringing agility into the boardroom. Andreas Bierwirth, CEO Magenta Telekom Austria and Non-Executive Director EasyJet (FTSE100) kindly provided the video for the session. Sabine moderated the panel with Carolyn Ferguson, Company Secretary The Go-Ahead Group (FTSE250), Amanda Mesler, Non-Executive Director National...

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July 30, 2019

AltoPartners, the international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, proudly announces their global collaboration agreement with Better Boards, an innovative, research-led board evaluation methodology and development programme conceptualised by Dr. Sabine Dembkowski. The evidence-based approach of Better Boards provides unparalleled insights into the hallmarks...

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November 21, 2018

Dr Sabine Dembkowski and Kate Latham, Partner at The Inzito Partnership, presented insights into the challenges of Consumer Goods Boards in the UK. Consumer businesses, whether they be retailers, consumer packaged goods or leisure organisations, are all too acutely aware of the seismic changes in business operating models that digital and technical transformation have unleashed. It is certain...

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November 10, 2018

Dr Sabine Dembkowski was together with Seamus Gillen, Barry Gamble, Philip Mackie, and Katie Hollis part of a panel. The event was organised by the Association of Women Chartered Secretaries and sponsored by Brainloop.

November 09, 2018

Asset Managers Fidelity arranged a high profile event entitled “Good governance: implications for corporates, markets, and economic prosperity” on the 22nd February 2018. Dr. Sabine Dembkowski was part of the panel together with Tangy Morgan from the Bank of England, Justine Lutterodt from the Centre of Synchronous Leadership and Maike Currie writer, broadcaster, author, and Investment Director...

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February 22, 2018

“The future of value creation” is published in a highly respected Italian Finance magazine. Any private equity investment aims to achieve great returns. The article describes how board development and the seven levers of effective boards can be used to ensure superior value creation in the future.

March 17, 2017

The article provides insights into what good looks like on a board and provides a road map to get from good to great.

December 06, 2016

Dr Sabine Dembkowski leads the session „Are you ready for the boardroom?“ at Private Equity Internationals Women in Private Equity Forum 29th – 30th November 2016.

November 29, 2016

The articles provides insights into the lively panel discussion at the Operating Partner Forum 2016 and highlights some of the key results. What makes the article particularly interesting is some “hard data” about the extend board audits/development programmes are used as a leaver of value creation in Private Equity.

July 14, 2016

The article provides for those outside of the Private Equity industry invaluable insights into the state of play in the industry when it comes to board audits and board development programmes.

July 14, 2016

Dr Sabine Dembowski was together with Juan de Ochoa, KKR Capstone; Roanne Daniels, Bain Capital Private Equity; Zeina Bain, The Carlyle Group and Mark Veldon, AlixPartners part of the panel “Operational improvements in a low growth world” at the 9th Private Equity Symposium London Business School 7th – 8th June 2016.

June 07, 2016

“Board audit: Lets get it right” is published in the Governance magazine. Given that management is the key enabler and driver of value creation it is quite surprising how little effort is presently put into the systematic development of executive boards. Should this not be one of the key tasks of chairmen and actually one they are measured on? The article highlights what needs to be done to...

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March 29, 2016

Dr Sabine Dembkowski chairs the panel “Board audits and development programmes: The next lever of value creation” at Private Equity Internationals Operating Partner Forum Europe. Panelists were Conor Boden, Head of Portfolio Board Development, Advent International, Miles Graham, former Operating Partner and CEO, Helen Roberts, Skillcapital and Geoffrey Scott, Co-Chairman, Uster Technologies.

March 09, 2016

Dr Sabine Dembkowski chairs the panel „Getting a seat on the table“ at Private Equity Internationals Women in Private Equity Forum 1st – 2nd December 2015.

December 02, 2015

Better Boards Limited is now a certified provider of professional development programmes for coaches (Continuing Coach Education - CCE). Certification has been granted by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest non-profit association for professional coaches. The licensing programme grants participants 26 CCE Units. Besides the general benefits of the ICF, the programme is...

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November 14, 2015

The article “The next lever of value creation” is published in the Women in Private Equity Awards magazine. The article highlights how Private Equity can utilise the power of board development to create value and realise ambitious value creation plans. Click image to read more.

November 11, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski gave a talk about “The art & science of creating effective boards” at an exclusive evening event for the community of HR Directors working with Private Equity firms in London. We would like to thank Cinven for hosting the event.

October 05, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski participates in the Capital Creation Conference in Monte Carlo from 28th – 30th September 2015.

September 28, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski leads the workshop ‘Developing greater board effectiveness through superior talent management’ during the PEI Operating Partners Forum in London.

September 05, 2015

The article “Raise the bar” by Dr Sabine Dembkowski about the insights and work of Better Boards is published in the members magazine of The Institute of Chartered Secetaries and Administrators (ICSA).

July 17, 2015

‘Why do we still debate the composition of boards?’ Finding the right composition for a board is not that easy. But why?

July 06, 2015

An article about the work of Better Boards in the magazine for the European Tabacco industry, “The Tobacco Reporter”.

July 05, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski is a key note speaker at the “ICF Turkey 2015 Conference” in Istanbul. Please let us know if you are interested in her presentation “Managing and Developing Effective Boards”. We will be very happy to e-mail you a copy.

June 20, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski attended the Private Equity Conference at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar in Germany.

May 15, 2015

An article about the work of Better Boards, published in the members magazine of the Association of Chartered Accountants, “Accountancy Futures”.

March 11, 2015

The articles describes the levers you can pull as a chairman, member of the board or business partner to increase the effectiveness of an executive board and increase your own position.

February 10, 2015

Law firms have always relied on technically brilliant lawyers to help build their reputation. In the future this may well not be sufficient. – Article by Dr Sabine Dembkowski, published in “The Lawyer”.

January 29, 2015

Dr Sabine Dembkowski is invited to participate in the panel discussion at the annual conference “Institute of Directors India Global Convention” in London. The conference features a session run by Sabine called: “Corporate Governance: Board Leadership”.

December 25, 2014

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