The board of directors

The board of directors are responsible for managing a company. As well as looking after corporate governance, they help take the business forward.

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The board of directors - overview

The board of directors are responsible for managing a company. As well as looking after corporate governance, they help take the business forward.

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Build your company's board

How to appoint a board of directors with the range of skills and experience needed to help guide your business and help it grow.

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Directors' responsibilities

Company directors have wide powers to help them promote the success of their business - and face strict penalties if they abuse them. Our overview.

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Effective board meetings

Successful businesses use board meetings to create and improve key strategies. Our guide to preparing for, running and following up board meetings.

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Role of the company secretary

Company secretaries share legal responsibilities with directors for a business under the Companies Act. Our guide to the main duties of the role.

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New director induction

New directors are likely to require some key information and training when they are first appointed, including on their role and responsibilities.

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How to get more from your board members

Your board is there to advise you and carry out resolutions. Schedule meetings and brief board members in advance to make the most of their knowledge.