Board Support services
State of the art Information and organisation
Being a non-executive board member is becoming a ‘camel’s nose’. Expectations, responsibilities, duties, required skills and liabilities are continuing to rise. At the same time, there is no significant evolution in the functioning around supervisory boards in a two-tier structure. As Executives profit from professional support and corporate secretaries, and, for example, a Works Council is facilitated with its own support, experts and financial resources, such facilities remain very limited for the average supervisory board in a two-tier structure.
Non-executive information and secretarial support
Hemingway Professional Governance and JJK Corporate Governance Boutique want to make a major contribution in supporting non-executives facing these fundamental changes in the non-executive profession. We provide Governance, information supply and Corporate Secretarial Support on demand tailored to non-executive boards.
Advantages non-executive board support
- State of the art information support (including digitalisation).
- Relieve of non-core tasks.
- Support is scalable in engagement (ad hoc); only present if necessary.
- Prevents conflicts of interest for the secretary of both the non-executive and executive board.
- Provides capacity to companies that want to keep the size of the corporate staff limited.
- Keeping up to date with best practices in specific sector and at similar organizations.
Support in extraordinary circumstances
Extraordinary circumstances warrant some kind of board support even more. When strategic reassessment, structural change, reorganization, merger and acquisition or unexpected disputes and conflicts in the organization (e.g. between the boards) or (civil and criminal) liability, conflicting interests, fraud, (reputation) damage and crisis management arise, non-executive boards require support to handle the increased workload and complexity. Very often also to be more independent in times of distress and diverting interests between the executives and non-executives. We provide this support.
JJK Corporate Governance Boutique advises and supports (non)-executive directors on issues of good governance including legal and organisational dynamics designed to bring corporate governance and corporate strategy together.