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 use cross-sector experience to test and strengthen governance structures, reviewing and researching some of the most important issues facing the sector.

Successful governance reviews and assessments rely on much more than just methodology. They depend on intelligent, well-known Consultants who understand strategic priorities, 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?

Recent Governance Clients
London Institute of Banking & Finance
Royal College of Art
Central School of Speech & Drama
Universities UK (UUK)
University of Bath
University of Westminster

Governance Mentoring

Our coaching, support and expert governance guidance is aimed at those with board responsibilities, and especially those that are new to their roles. Find out more here.

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Featured client:

Halpin Partnership was appointed in January 2020 to conduct an independent review of the effectiveness of UCL’s Council and governance arrangements, following an open and competitive tendering process. More information and FAQs here.

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Follow the link for information Halpin's Effectiveness Review of Council at UCL.