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Executive Management – Board Relations Survey Report

Executive Management – Board Relations Survey Report

Introduction

This report is part of a series of research we do on a regular basis to assist business leaders and employees make better decisions that improve the performance of their organisations. The aim of this particular research was to understand the relations between executive management and board members.

Summary of Key Findings
 Most the participants (73.1 percent) believe their board has a full range of skills required
to lead the business effectively.
 A majority of the participants (87.2 percent) said their board is of right size and 12.8 percent
said their board is not the right size.
 A majority of the participants (63.2 percent) said their board has a enough independent
directors to ensure checks and balances. 36.8 percent said their board does not have enough
independent directors to ensure checks and balances.
 Most of the participants (58.2 percent) said their board does not micro-manage executive
management and 41.8 percent said their board micro-manages executive management.
 A majority of the participants (90.7 percent) are sure that there is a good and professional
relationship between their CEO and the board and 9.3 percent said there is no good and
professional relationship between their CEO and board.
 A majority of the participants (90.4 percent) said their Chairperson is competent and leads
the board with distinction and 9.6 percent said their Chairperson is not competent and does
not lead the board with distinction.
 Most of the participants (38.6 percent) believe the performance of the Human Resources/
Remuneration Committee needs improvement, 35.7 percent said it is satisfactory, 21.4
percent said it is well run and 4.3 percent said it is unacceptable.
 Most of the participants (45.8 percent) believe the performance of the Audit & Finance
Committee is satisfactory, 27.8 percent said it is well run and 26.4 percent said it needs
improvement.
 Most of the participants (45.6 percent) said they do not have a Loans Committee, 24.1
percent believe the performance of the Loans Committee is satisfactory, 13.9 percent said
it is well run and 16.5 percent said it needs improvement.
 Most of the participants (84.5 percent) boards are made up of people of high integrity and
15.5 percent said the boards is not made up of people of high integrity.

A majority of the participants believe that their board members are not just after board fees
and 12.9 percent of the participants said their board members are just after board fees.
 Most of the participants (74.6 percent) said their board practices high levels of corporate
governance and 25.4 percent said they do not practise high levels of corporate governance.

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