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Characteristics of High Performing Boards

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What constitutes a high performing board?

This highly participative workshop will be led by Cranfield Visiting Professor, Patrick Dunne, who will draw on global best practice to focus on three aspects of board effectiveness: 

Purpose: Ensuring that the role of the Board, Executive leadership, Subcommittees and relevant others are clear, aligned and reinforcing of each other 

People: Getting the right people working together in the right way

Process: Ensuring that all of the plumbing of a board is working effectively and efficiently, with a particular emphasis on decision making

If you have an involvement with boards as a board member or consultant/advisor then this interactive face-to-face workshop will provide you with insight to help you and your board be more effective.

Monday 19th February 2024
From 5:30pm
To 8:30pm

Plaisterers' Hall
One London Wall
London, EC2Y 5JU
United Kingdom


Patrick Dunne is Chair of the board consultancy Boardelta and of the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa.

A photograph of Professor Patrick DunneHis executive experience was gained with Air Products and with FTSE 100 private equity 3i Group plc where during a 26 year career as an investor and leader he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chair of its Operational Risk forum.

Patrick has helped Chairs across a wide range of sectors in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America to transform the effectiveness of their boards. A member of the Higgs review and author of the award winning “Boards” he has also helped to establish many successful courses on board skills including for the BVCA, Invest Europe and the Financial Times.

He has a passion for education and is a former member of the General Council of the University of Warwick, a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, and an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School. He is also a former Chair of the Oversight Board for the Chartered Management Consultant award and trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.

Patrick was awarded an OBE in the King’s 2023 Birthday Honours list for services to charity and philanthropy in Africa and the UK.