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Annex 11: Default template - individual director assessment

Director's name:

Director (blue pen) X     Chair (red pen) X

Instructions - For each question, the director places their score on the line with a blue pen. The chair then puts their assessment on the same line with a red pen.

Example

1. Understanding of company business/vision/strategy/risks/performance measures

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.
Blue X - Director's view     Red X - Chair's view

Questions

1. Understanding of company business/vision/strategy/risks/performance measures

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

2. Business acumen

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: (any area requiring focus?) ___________________________________________________________

3. Strategic perspective

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments:                                                                        

4. Financial understanding

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

5. Contribution to effective board dynamics

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

6. Active participation/ability to put views across and good questioning at board meetings

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

7. Preparation

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

8. Independent thinking/wisdom/judgement/decision-making

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

9. Understanding director roles and responsibilities

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

10. Understanding the role of governance versus executive

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

11. Appropriate behaviour of individual director (integrity/ethics, conflict of interest, external communication etc)

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

12. Shares the load in board activity

Assessment Scale - scale 1 (Poor) to 7 (Excellent) including option for not applicable.

Comments: ___________________________________________________________

Director to complete

  1. Your assessment of your contribution to the board's effectiveness over the past 12 months.
  2. ____________________________________________________________________

  3. Any areas of difficulty/poor performance in the past 12 months.
  4. ____________________________________________________________________

  5. Key strengths you bring to the board.
  6. ____________________________________________________________________

  7. Any areas you would like to focus on over the next 12 months.
  8. ____________________________________________________________________

  9. Your assessment of the support you get from the chair and board as a whole in your role as director.
  10. ____________________________________________________________________

Chair and director to complete

Agreed areas of focus for the next 12 months.

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

Director signature: ______________________________________________________

Chair signature: ________________________________________________________

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