Value Alpha Services

ValueAlpha has been operating for fourteen years, with a wide range of clients from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. ValueAlpha provides governance advisory services, including:

  • Board evaluation – from formal board effectiveness reviews to board facilitation on a range of governance and strategy-related challenges
  • Governance audit – including restructuring of boards and ExCos, reviewing governance structures
  • Training and Development – bespoke in-house workshops, focused on board and director effectiveness
  • Training courses – workshops and seminars on good practice corporate governance; directors’ duties; the role of the company director; the role of the company secretary; strategy and risk
  • Leadership Development – for company secretaries and governance professionals operating in the boardroom, who wish to develop the leadership skills needed to step into the top role
  • Presentation skills – for executives making presentations, talking to the media, and representing their organisation at a senior level
  • Mentoring for executives operating in and around the boardroom

Previous assignments include:

  • Board evaluations of a
    • Listed company in the Oil & Gas Sector
    • range of National Governing Bodies in the sports sector
    • Listed Investment Fund
    • Listed company in the Beverages sector
    • Large UK pension scheme, with funds under management of £4.8bn
    • Non-listed company board pre-IPO, in preparation for listing (company entered the FTSE250, and now a FTSE100 Constituent)
  • Governance and board effectiveness review of a family/privately-owned US company and its UK subsidiary, to allow the latter to exploit commercial freedoms more effectively
  • Board evaluation and governance audit of a systemically important professional association, leading to the revamping of its governance arrangements, including the creation of a risk management system, an ethics policy and a set of values; subsequent audits of its financial services subsidiary
  • Review and revision of the governance of the largest membership organisation in the UK, and one of the largest UK charities by both income and assets
  • Training programme for the leadership of the sport and recreation sector, to increase trust in the sector, improve board effectiveness, and strengthen the chances of obtaining government funding
  • Training on ‘Director’s Duties’ and ‘The Role of the Company Director’ to directors from a wide range of organisational backgrounds – in the UK and internationally
  • Board facilitations for a range of companies – half-day and whole day sessions
  • Advice to two Lord Mayors and the City of London Corporation on the creation and implementation of banking standards – including a survey of foreign banks’ boards
  • Ongoing roll-out of a Leadership Development Programme for company secretaries and governance professionals

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If you would like to use Value Alpha’s services, please contact Seamus Gillen on or +44 (0)7739 088208