Governance

Our governance consultants work with boards, chief executives and senior managers to make governance more efficient and effective in organisations; creating the optimal dynamic between managing risk and achieving aspirational objectives.

We have extensive experience across all aspects of governance and board development for limited companies, charities (including students’ unions), sports clubs, CICs, associations, partnerships, cooperatives, industrial provident societies, schools, colleges and in the wider public sector.

Our governance reviews and consultancy on specific areas of board practice often address:

  • Best use of board skills
  • Board recruitment
  • Board audit: getting the optimal mix of skills, experience and backgrounds
  • Succession planning
  • Terms of office
  • Board policies: including expenses, remuneration and recruitment
  • Board papers, minutes, conduct and frequency of meetings
  • Diversity
  • The role and remit of committees
  • The role of the Chair and other specific board offices or portfolios
  • Respective roles and responsibilities of the board and the chief executive/senior management

Specifically we provide:

  • Board and senior management away days
  • Governance training: induction and refresher training on elements, or all aspects of, the role of the board specific to the business/organisation and sector;
  • Mentoring for board members, boards and committees
  • Drafting and amending governing documents and shareholder agreements
  • Company Secretarial service: acting as Company Secretary for your business/organisation

“Counterculture have expertly planned and facilitated two board away days for us. These sessions had a galvanising and transformative effect on our business; helping the Board to think strategically and to make bold and positive decisions which will continue to benefit us”

Miles Thurlow, Director
Workplace Gallery
Tom Wilcox

Tom Wilcox

Senior Partner and Founder

+44 (0)7989 391914

Lead contact for Governance

Tom’s work includes strategic and business planning, finance, management consultancy, interim management and governance. He has worked as a consultant with clients including Tate, V&A Dundee, Nasjonal Museet Oslo, Kunsthal Aarhus, De La Warr Pavilion, DACS, Punch Drunk, Clore Leadership Programme, Royal College of Music, London International Festival of Theatre, Rambert, Hepworth Wakefield, Nottingham Contemporary, Welsh National Opera, British Council, Arts Council England and British Postal Museum & Archive.

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The Governance team

Keith Arrowsmith

Keith Arrowsmith

Phil Benton

Phil Benton

Bo Escritt

Bo Escritt

Stephen Escritt

Stephen Escritt

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

Manick Govinda

Manick Govinda

Laura Marsden

Laura Marsden

Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts

Prudence Skene CBE

Prudence Skene CBE

Jo Wright

Jo Wright

Naomi Lewis

Naomi Lewis

James Coe

James Coe

Amanda Smethurst

Amanda Smethurst

Grace Dalley

Grace Dalley

Titilola Dawudu

Titilola Dawudu

Matt Daniels

Matt Daniels

Rosemary Lynch

Rosemary Lynch