Boards face significant scrutiny and disruption. Fidelio approaches Evaluation as a powerful and practical tool for the Chairman to increase Board effectiveness. Our approach draws upon the insights of the Board, shareholder and stakeholder expectations, brings external perspective and benchmarking of best practice.

Our approach includes:

  • Design of a bespoke questionnaire focused on governance, effectiveness and Board-specific challenges
  • In-depth interviews
  • Observing a Board meeting, and review of Board papers
  • A Board Report including analysis of the findings, “a heat map” of areas of future focus and recommendations to increase Board effectiveness.
  • Presentation of key findings at a Board meeting, with practical recommendations
  • Following up to review progress


Fidelio’s Board Evaluations and Reviews go beyond box-ticking, to support Chairmen in exploring Board-specific challenges and opportunities. This includes Board composition, succession, and benchmarking of best practice.

In order to ensure the Board is ‘fit for the future’, Fidelio supports Chairmen and Boards with:

  • Peer benchmarking – a detailed analysis of how peer Boards are structured and dealing with governance challenges
  • Board Reviews – informal annual Board reviews to explore the Board’s response to specific challenges between formal Evaluations
  • Board composition – creating a skills matrix, highlighting the ‘white spaces’ to identify the skills and experience the Board will need in the medium term


Fidelio’s approach shifts Board Evaluation from a box-ticking exercise to a powerful tool for the Chairman



Deep insight into drivers of Board effectiveness and benchmarking best practice



Clear next steps to further strengthen the Board



Emphasis on ensuring the Board is ‘fit for the future’



Fidelio’s Consultants and Partners are Non-Executive Directors and international governance experts

Meet Our Team

Fidelio’s Founding Partners are supported by a multi-lingual in-house research team, and globally situated external consultants with a wealth of governance and business expertise

Learn More

Contact Us

For more information on Fidelio’s Search, Evaluation and Development offering, please get in touch and one of our team will follow up

Get In Touch

Our thanks to you for a well-run and well-advised process.

Board Director, International Educational Body

I find Fidelio Partner’s approach to senior management teams, Board, governance and risk to be very thoughtful.

Chairman, Large Quoted Retailer

The process was extremely efficient from start to finish and we were very impressed by Fidelio’s professionalism and attention to detail.

Company Secretary and Head of Governance, Major Global Professional Body and Regulator

We were delighted with the quality of the candidates we had to select from.

Company Secretary and Head of Governance, Major Global Professional Body and Regulator

Thank you for your…positive impact of your work on Board Evaluation…bringing up the issue in your questionnaire and addressing it in the one on one interviews were critical for preparing further internal discussions.

Senior Independent Director, FTSE 250 Extractive Business

From my perspective you did an excellent job…and I think we benefited hugely from your expertise as well as from your calm and thoughtful style of engagement with us.”

Senior Independent Director, Major Arts Organisation
Right Arrow left Arrow Search Icon