July 2020

Publication of What Does A 21st Century Board Look like: The Politician’s Role.

  • Speech and paper for the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Corporate Governance, now published in Governance Journal

Publication of two essays What Is A Company for Now? and What Is A Board For Now? 1001Questions For Directors, editor Charlotte Valeur, published by Palgrave MacMillan,

Panel Speaker (virtual) at the Opening of the Institute of Directors London Centre for Corporate Governance

Opening Address (virtual) of the First Graduate Awards Ceremony for the Gulf Co-operation Council’s Board Development Institute’s Certification Programme, Dubai

June 2020

Publication of What Are Company Boards For Now? Reframing Wealth, Justice and Power in Corporates. In The Royal Society of Arts’ Covid-19: Building Bridges For the Future series

Opening Address (virtual) of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute’s Annual Conference, Trinidad

March 2020

Panel Discussion for the All Parliamentary Group For Corporate Governance at the Houses of Parliament on What Does A Twenty-first Century Board Look Like?

December 2019

Publication of Commentary of the GCC BDI 2019 Survey of Board Effectiveness across the six Gulf nations

Publication a a chapter – Personal paradoxes In Learning To Design ‘The Learning Organisation’. Chapter 8 in The Oxford Handbook of The Learning Organisation. Ed. Andres Ortenblad. OUP.

November 2019

Future Corporate Governance talk and dinner for the Reunion of the first University College Dublin Directors’ MBA programme, Dublin. With Wil Byrne, Fiona Naughton and Professor Niamh Brennan

Final Presentation of the Board Review of Republic Bank Ltd’s main Board, Holding Board, and eight subsidiary boards in the Caribbean and Ghana

October 2019

Study Tour of Northern Ireland with the TPOT Past Masters’ Association of City Livery Companies

Start of Yorkshire Water plc Senior Executive Mentoring Programme

September 2019

Presentation at Fidelio’s ‘Seat At The Table’ Women’s Programme on The Learning Board, Hever Castle

May 2019

Launch of Republic Bank Board Review (10 interlinked Boards) working Ronaele Dathorne-Bayrd of PwC Barbados/Caribbean and Kofi Boxill of PwC Trinidad

Launch of Royal Thames Yacht Club Strategy Review, London

April 2019

Opening Speaker, Family Businesses Conference, Ashqaria Chamber of Commerce, Saudi Arabia

Opening Speech, Getting Value From Good Governance, GCC Board Development Institute and the Capital Markets Authority, Saudi Arabia

Launch of GCC BDI Director Certification Programme, Saudi Arabia

Bob appointed as External Examiner for the GCC BDI Director Certification Programme.. Dubai

Sally appointed Almoner of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants, London

March 2019

Board Development Workshops, Yorkshire Water plc

APPGCG Lunch Panel talk on Board Issues, Parliament, London

February 2019

Board Review of a series of large family Companies, reviewing future board roles and the transfer of control from second to third generation family members

November 2018

Combined Board Review and Organisational Change Workshops, Yorkshire Water plc, Leeds

Private Workshop for Financial Regulators, Trinidad

Director Survey Report from PwC Barbados

GLS Disruption, Boards and Learning paper published

Recent News

August 2018

Four Levels of Board Maturity paper published as a GLS Briefing

July 2018

Board development work with Ibn Zahr plc, Saudi Arabia

June 2018

Publication of Interview in Corporate Governance Australia Journal

(This article was first published in the June 2018 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of Governance Institute of Australia

May 2018

Barbados:  Board development work with Republic Bank, Trinidad

April 2018

Iceland: Keynote Speaker at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Interviews with three female Chairmen

February 2018

Board Evaluation and Review with the Oil and Gas Authority regulator in association with Fidelio Partners, London.


Bob ran a workshop on New Approaches to Corporate Governance for the Gulf Co-operation Council and the MBSC Management Centre at the new Economic City, north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This follows his work in Damman in December 2015 with the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry that reviewed their approach to Company Law and Corporate Governance, aspects of which are being incorporated in new legislation.


Sally is completing her two years as elected Third Warden of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants where she has been concentrating on the Induction processes for new members and advising on upgrading of their systems. She remains on the WCoMC Membership Committee.


Bob completed his work on the design of a new Board Review process for the Central Bank of Uganda working with Professor Daniel Malan of the University of Stellenbosch.

Bob worked in Johannesburg with Old Mutual Wealth on corporate governance aspects of their 70 new offices being established across Africa to service the growing middle classes.


Bob was a lead speaker at the first African conference on Governance for The World Economic Forum.

An unique assignment was the first full board review and development process of a UK University – the University of Hertfordshire; working with Sally Garratt and Gillian Karran-Cumberlege of Fidelio Partners.