Governance

An institution’s success relies on good governance. We work with universities, charities, for-profit education providers, healthcare institutions and arts and cultural organisations to review the effectiveness of their governance practices to ensure regulatory compliance and use of relevant best practice from their sector and beyond.

The Halpin Review team has strong experience in working on board behaviour and governance culture – experience drawn from across the HE sector and the corporate sector, charities, local government and the NHS.

We have built an excellent reputation for working effectively and collaboratively with organisations to test and strengthen governance structures. We have worked with clients to test, assess and research some of the most important issues facing the sector.

Successful governance reviews and assessments rely on much more than just methodology. They depend on a skilled and experienced team who have the insight to follow the right ‘lines of enquiry’ and who are able to understand what improvements can be made.

Typical lines of enquiry might include:

  • Are members of the governing body equipped, enabled and encouraged to offer constructive challenge?
  • Does data (internal and benchmarking) inform and support effective decision-making?
  • Are stakeholder views sought, heard, understood and effectively considered throughout the governance process?
  • Is transparency and inclusion the default position for governance communications?
  • What is the culture of senior leadership and governance and does it reflect the values of the institution?


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Featured client:
University of Bath

Halpin was commissioned to undertake a review of governance effectiveness at the University of Bath. Our final report was essential in guiding the University from governance compliance to governance best practice. 

For more about the review and a download link to the final report, click below.

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