Boards, the 2nd edition of the award-winning book by Patrick Dunne, provides a practical, realistic, thought-provoking and useful guide to life as a board member.
This edition continues to emphasize a “Purpose”, “People” and “Process” structure and provides new content covering the pandemic, diversity and inclusion, Culture, Stakeholder engagement, Board reviews, smaller listed companies as well as the use of technology. This combined with a series of real-life dilemmas for readers to practice on, makes this book an ideal companion whether you are an aspirant, novice or seasoned campaigner.
Drawing on Patrick’s extensive range of experience working with and on boards in many sectors, in the UK and internationally, it is equally applicable to business, charities and social enterprises, professional services firms, public bodies and universities.
The book is also written in a highly accessible and engaging style that brings life and fun to what is a very serious topic.
Experienced Chair and board member in Business & Social Enterprise, Author of award winning “Boards” book.
Patrick has extensive experience of working with boards around the world in the business, public body, education and social sectors.
He Chairs board consultancy Boardelta and the charities EY Foundation and ESSA – Education Sub Saharan Africa. He is a Trustee of the Chartered Management Institute, a Visiting Professor at Cranfield and the Founder of Warwick in Africa.
The author of three other books on the subject, he was a member of the Higgs Review and is a regular contributor to board skills programmes, including the Financial Times Board Director Programme.
His executive career was with Air Products and FTSE100 3i Group plc where he was a member of its operating committee.
He has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Warwick and an MBA from Cranfield.
Milton Nkosi is a former BBC News Africa Bureaux Chief and South Asia Bureaux Editor.
He is an award-winning journalist and media thought-leader. He joined the BBC in the late 80s just before the release of Nelson Mandela, covering all the township wars and the subsequent political negotiations, major stories across the continent and beyond.
He has covered major stories in Angola, the then Zaire which is present-day DRC, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and many more others.
He has interviewed Walter Sisulu, Harry Belafonte, former US President Bill Clinton, Former UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, F.W. De Klerk, Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Jacob Zuma, President Thabo Mbeki, President Kgalema Motlanthe, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Winnie Mandela and many other leaders.
He studied journalism at the BBC Academy’s College of Journalism in London and management and leadership at Ashridge College in Hertfordshire. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Africa Asia Dialogues.
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