Board Leadership Survey 2016 Findings

By NVPC Knowledge & Insights Team  /
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Key Findings

Comparison of current landscape and revised code of governance

  1. As per the organisations’ policy, over 35% of organisations either exceed the maximum number of years or do not have a policy or defined period for their Treasurer’s maximum term limit;
  2. As per the organisations’ policy, 25% of organisations either exceed the minimum timeframe or do not have a policy or defined period before their Treasurer can be renominated or reappointed;
  3. As per the organisations’ policy, 64% of organisations either do not have a policy or defined period for their Chairperson’s maximum term limit; -More than 70% of organisations disclose their Board members and Board appointments in their annual report. However, less than 1 in 4 report the number of Board meetings annually and attendance.

Promote and enable board diversity

  1. 78% of organisations recruit through personal networks, resulting in low Board diversity;
  2. Most Board members fall within age brackets of 41-60 years; -Females make up 31% of Board members, which is higher than that of the for profit sector;
  3. 67% of organisations have not undertaken a self-assessment of the Board’s diversity in the last two years.

Promote and enable Board succession planning

  1. 61% of organisations have a Board succession/renewal plan but have not formalised this process.