Every engagement is based on the belief that an effective Board makes a significant contribution to the success of the Company beyond its statutory requirements, and is a powerful source of added value. An independent evaluation, which goes beyond mere compliance, and has only the Board's best interests on the agenda, will build on current strengths, prepare the directors for the challenges of the future, and provide a roadmap for a stronger and more resilient Board (see Approach).
Every Boardroom Review evaluation is customised. It recognises the Company’s unique set of circumstances, whilst drawing on examples of best practice and lessons learned from an international portfolio of work over ten years.
Boardroom Review’s client list includes FTSE 100 companies, FTSE 250 companies, and other clients, including FTSE 350 companies, international companies and subsidiaries, mutuals, private companies, membership organisations, charities, regulators, government agencies and universities. 30% of Boardroom Review’s clients have commissioned more than one evaluation.
These guiding principles have been designed to standardise best practice for Board evaluation. Created by three leading evaluators, including Boardroom Review, Independent Board Evaluation and Lintstock, and in consultation with shareholders and regulators, they are intended to set professional standards for evaluators, regardless of methodology, and align expectations between clients, shareholders and regulators with regard to quality and integrity of process.
Dr Tracy Long CBE, DBA, MBA, HonARAM, is an advisory director of Carnegie Hall, a Trustee of the Windsor Leadership Trust, and a Council Member of Marlborough College. For the last six years she has served on the Board of the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport), where she was chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. She also advised the Efficiency and Reform Group (Cabinet Office) on the evaluation of departmental and ministerial boards. She was awarded the CBE in 2016 for services in Public Sector and Private Sector governance.
Tracy was a founding director of Avalon Productions and Classic FM. Previous board roles have included Central European Media Enterprises, eleven media joint ventures (as a director of BSkyB Ventures, and including the National Geographic, History, Paramount, Nickelodeon and QVC television channels), Botts & Co. Private Equity, the Van Tulleken Company, Nesta (National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts), Lowland Investment Company plc., the London Symphony Orchestra, The King’s Consort (chairman), the Noel Gay Organisation, the development board of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Society of British Sculptors (treasurer).