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Outsourced Board support

To act as independent Chairman and Ambassador for the JV Board, supporting development of the business as it delivered it’s strategic plans and government funded contracts.

The project involved acting as independent Chairman and Ambassador for the JV Board, supporting development of the business as it delivered it’s strategic plans and government funded contracts.

This involved all aspects of Board involvement and support, Chairing all Board meetings, all aspects for Corporate Governance, support for strategic development regular media contributions and considerable time spent on stakeholder/partner engagement.

The business was a leading private sector business services group, a JV between 2 NFP Holding companies acting as University subsidiaries. It provided Business Link, Skills Brokerage, International Trade, Inward Investment, Investor Development and other services across Eastern England helping c100,000+ firms pa via its c300 staff and c£25m budget.

The organisation went from strength to strength and as our client commented:

…I have no hesitation in saying that you are an exemplary Chairman of the Board and Ambassador for the company. Your integrity and fair-mindedness are real strengths in this independent role. You use your considerable energy, influence among the business community and diplomatic skills to win the confidence of stakeholders, politicians and the shareholders alike. Your style is courteous, focused and considerate. Professionalism and probity along with a very good sense of humour make you a highly respected businessman and most likeable colleague…

Key facts

SECTOR

Not for profit

SERVICE

Outsourced

GEOGRAPHY

UK

CLIENT/S

Joint venture business services group

CHALLENGE

To act as independent Chairman and Ambassador for the JV Board, supporting development of the business as it delivered it’s strategic plans and government funded contracts.

SCOPE
  • Board support
  • Governance
  • Strategic development
  • Regular media contributions
  • Stakeholder/partner engagement

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