“Eva worked closely with me as Chair and the Senior Independent Director to ensure her Board effectiveness report was both independent and focussed on the critical governance issues we knew we need to improve upon. One complex element is related to our interdependencies in the wider NHS ecosystem and our external relationships. As Chair, I particularly appreciated her willingness to adapt her approach to suit our specific context, our key issues and our wider relationships.
Eva’s working style is engaging and well structured, creating confidence in Board members to speak freely about their experience of the Board and its effectiveness. She also brings intellectual rigour to her work. This combination meant Eva was able to contribute valuable insights on the team and interpersonal dynamics to help the Board develop its effectiveness, and also to extend the discussion beyond the Board to organisational culture and leadership.
Eva’s report made clear recommendations on areas of Board strength and areas for development with a focus on continuous improvement; she supported her recommendations with a prioritised and practical action plan which provided a valuable framework for the next phase of the Board’s development.”