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Great boards embrace opportunities for third-party scrutiny because they know it will give them precious insights about their own strengths and weaknesses.

They know that opening themselves up to a governance review every three years is a hallmark of good practice.

Governance reviews give boards an invaluable 360º view of themselves, improved decision-making, better strategic delivery, a clear path for improvement, and protection from insular thinking.

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Governance reviews help boards understand whether or not they are achieving the good governance outcomes they desire.

If boards are achieving their desired outcomes, a governance review will provide external validation, offering peace of mind.

If they aren’t, governance reviews provide a clear understanding of why not and highlight a path for improvement, which can be just as reassuring.

GGI governance reviews are led by our senior team, who bring many years of board and operational experience to their work.

GGI has offered governance advice to many organisations across the public, private and third sectors, reviewing more than 600 boards over the past 12 years. We have worked extensively with NHS trusts, integrated care systems, educational establishments, sporting bodies, and a wide range of other clients.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (UHMBT) has been working with GGI for around eight months now; the core part of this work is a review of our trust governance and assurance structures and processes. The GGI team have acted with professionalism and integrity throughout this period. Each phase of the programme has been conducted at pace but with the relevant evaluation processes in place to ensure sustainability for the future and longev...

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What is a governance review?

Governance reviews help boards understand whether or not they are achieving the good governance outcomes they desire.

If boards are achieving their desired outcomes, governance will provide external validation, offering peace of mind.

If they aren’t, governance reviews provide a clear understanding of why not and highlight a path for improvement, which can be just as reassuring.

Why are governance reviews important?

Good governance is not about completing checklists, it is about achieving desired outcomes.

Governance reviews give boards:

  • an invaluable 360º view of themselves

  • improved decision-making

  • better strategic delivery

  • a clear path for improvement

  • protection from insular thinking.

What makes a GGI governance review?

Our reviews are different. Each one is led by a GGI partner, working with a select team of consultants. Our partners bring many years of experience serving on boards and they have a deep understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of good governance.

Our approach to governance reviews is to do them with you, not to you.

Whether you are focused on compliance or looking at development and improvement we will work with you to design a review of the overall compliance or effectiveness of your governance, culture and core processes, or one that’s focused on specific services, functions or departments.

Our reviews are fully customised to the needs of each organisation. We use bespoke, independently validated tools and methodologies, which we continually develop with clients.

What approach does GGI take to governance reviews?

Our reviews are based on the principles laid out in the King IV report, which defines corporate governance as the exercise of ethical and effective leadership by the governing body towards the achievement of four governance outcomes:

  • Ethical culture

  • Good performance

  • Effective control

  • Legitimacy

These are the cornerstones of good governance. But it’s about more than principles for GGI, it’s about practice.

How quickly can GGI start a governance review?

Rapidly. We are known for our ability to mobilise and deliver quickly and effectively, and for our flexible and agile approach.

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Senior Consultant

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