Reviewing a board’s effectiveness is a crucial part of governance. The Board sets the tone for an organisation so getting the tone correct at the top is of high importance. Carrying out an independent board effectiveness review is extremely beneficial to your board as results gathered from the review can prove to be instrumental in the success of your organisation.

Our Board Effectiveness Review offers independent and reliable results and is an opportunity for your board directors to anonymously and confidentially share their views and opinions.

We have three main steps in our Board Review process:


The first step is to put together a survey. It is important that all directors fully participate with the review process and take the necessary time to complete the survey honestly. Where possible we will initially meet with one or two representatives from the Board to discuss the desired outcomes and finalise the survey questions (e.g. board chair, governance committee chair). The representatives will establish the beginning and end dates of the survey and provide a list of director names and e-mail addresses.

The survey is then circulated to all board directors. All responses are anonymous.  Boardmatch, on behalf of your organisation, will send an e-mail to each board director with a link to complete the survey (via Survey Monkey). Board directors are given a deadline to complete the assessment, typically 10 business days.


The second step will involve Boardmatch collating the survey responses and analysing the data to pinpoint emerging themes. We will then organise the data into a presentable format. Once this is complete, clear themes will have emerged.


The third step will be a meeting to discuss the findings. Boardmatch will report back our findings to your organisation’s representatives, with a clear presentation of your overall performance; highlighting strengths and challenges which might need attention.  These findings will assist the Board to move forward with focus and work more effectively. We will provide you with the raw results and our recommendations of how to proceed, which you can then share with the Board. We will also anonymously benchmark your results against a variety of other organisations, of various scope and sizes, for reference and context.

If you would like further information on our Board Effectiveness review
please contact our office on 01 671 5005 or e-mail Hannah at