For any new director – particularly when joining the audit committee – a learning curve comes with the territory. Just how steep that learning curve is and how quickly a new director is able to contribute meaningfully to the work of the board and its committees, can hinge directly on the quality of the onboarding process. 

Our papers “New audit committee member/director onboarding” and “New director onboarding” suggest a number of elements for new audit committee members and directors to consider respectively as part of an overall onboarding framework including:

  • Suggested reading
  • An initial orientation session
  • Follow-up one-on-one meetings with key people in the organisation to develop a deeper understanding of the business, its key governance processes, and its leaders.

If you would like to discuss anything mentioned above or find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.