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Effective Directors
The Right Questions to Ask (QTA)

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ISBN 9781032062044
September 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The ebook will be Open Access and made avaialable on publication.

Being a good board member is not about knowing everything; it is about asking the right questions and challenging appropriately. Effective Directors: Questions To Ask (QTA) is a reference book for board members and executives globally to support them in their work.

With chapters written by senior company board members and respected figures in corporate governance, the questions have been drawn together to offer food for thought and useful prompts that take Boards beyond operational discussions. The book clearly presents the key areas to be considered by the Board (there are over 50 in total) and range from Board composition, to data security, diversity and inclusion, and succession planning. The questions are ones that boards, in any organisation, should be asking themselves, their fellow board members, service providers, executives and other stakeholders to ensure that the right issues are raised, transparency and effective oversight are achieved, and the Board is fulfilling its role in governing the organisation.

In addition to being invaluable for board members, the book is also a very useful tool for executives in understanding the kind of questions their board members are likely to ask, and the kind of questions that should be asked and discussed in the boardroom.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Board

1. Board Composition

Chris Hodge

2. Board Appointment

Carol Rosati

3. Director Self Assessment

Alison Gill

4. Assessing the Chair’s Performance

Charlotte Valeur

5. Due Diligence for New Appointments and New Directors

Charlotte Valeur

6. Succession Planning for the Board

Ray Crofts

7. Board Evaluation
Tracy Long

Part II: Officers of the Company

8. Chief Executive Succession Planning

Kit Bingham

9. Chief Executive Review

Charlotte Valeur

10. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Marianne Egelund Siig

11. Health and Wellbeing

Alison Charles

12. Human Resources

Reena Dayal

13. Remuneration for Executives and Management

Brian Kearney

14. Succession Planning for Executives

Tim Drake

Part III: Leadership

15. Leadership in the Boardroom

Randall Peterson

16. Tone from the Top

Sir John Parker

17. Culture

Charlotte Valeur

18. Ethics

Knut Kjaer

Part IV: Strategy

19. Strategy

Jean Pousson

20. Purpose

Bob Garratt

21. Valueism

Paul Barnett

22. Intellectual Property

Janice Denoncourt

23. Data Ethics

Tony Fish

Part V: Sustainability

24. Environmental, Social and Governance

Sir Mark Moody-Stewart

25. Climate Change

Martin Rich, Geoff Kendall

26. Sustainability

Sara Lovisolo

27. Social Impact

Oonagh Harpur

Part VI: Board Meetings

28. Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

Natalie Sykes

29. Board Meetings and the Agenda

Dineshi Ramesh

30. Board Support

Siobhan Lavery

31. Third Party Providers

Charlotte Valeur

32. Board Committees: Purpose, Tasks and Value

Jenny Simnett, Filipe Morais, Andrew P Kakabadse

33. Matters Reserved for the Board

David Doughty

34. Soft Governance

Meena Thuraisingham

Part VII: Accounts

35. Accounts

Ian Wright

36. External Auditors

Helen Gale

37. Solvency and Going Concern

Heather MacCallum

38. Insolvency

Amaechi Nsofor

39. Viability

Steve Maslin

40. Finance

Jean Pousson

Part VIII: Compliance and Risk Management

41. Compliance

Charlotte Valeur

42. Cyber security

Anjola Adeniyi

43. IT Governance

Tony Fish

44. Financial Performance Management

Virginia Bombin Moreno

45. Risk Oversight, Management and Controls

Rajiv Jaitly

Part IX: Communications

46. Reputation

Alice Hunt

47. Corporate Brand

Elliot S. Schreiber

48. Social Media

Marshall Manson, Craig Mullaney

49. Shareholder Relations and Communication

Claire Fargeot

50. Stakeholder Engagement and Management

Alice Hunt

Part X: External Pressure and Disruption

51. Crisis Management

Charlotte Valeur

52. Digitalisation

Claudia Heimer

53. Disruption

Simon Devonshire

54. Artificial Intelligence

Lord Tim Clement Jones

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Charlotte Valeur and Claire Fargeot have over 60 years combined experience of working in and around boards in all types of organisations, all over the world. They deliver training, conduct board reviews and advise and support boards on governance and sustainability issues through their company Global Governance Group.