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Importance of Organisation Wide Governance

To help kick off the 2021 Governance Evaluator webinar series our Founder & CEO Fi Mercer will be discussing the importance of good governance at all levels of your organisation, and the key risks of not taking this holistic approach, with Leading Age Services Australia’s Brendan Moore.

Governance Data Insights Whitepaper

Find out what over 3,500 Directors and Councillors highlight as the top 5 governance risks for 2020 in our Governance Data Insights Whitepaper. 


Introducing our Standard 8 Assurance Program

We are pleased to partner with Leading Age Services Australia to present our new Standard 8 Assurance program. We understand that Standard 8 is the second most ‘Not Met’ Standard and that usually to conduct a review requires expensive onsite consultants that take forever. We know that there needs to be an online solution.


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Complete our 2-minute trial evaluation for Risk & Compliance, and Stakeholder Engagement.

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Data driven governance for assuring Board excellence

Governance Evaluator provides one solution for assuring governance risk. Combining intelligent technology solutions with expert governance consultants to aid in building your governance capabilities. We work with you to provide complementary solutions, designing a governance program that meets the needs of your board or council.

Board Governance Program

Our Board Governance Program is designed to improve the collective capabilities of your board. Founded on evaluation, the principles of good governance and the responsibilities of governing bodies within the environment in which they are operating, you can design your program to meet the specific needs of your board.

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“We’ve evaluated for the last 4 years, it’s a foundational part of our annual board calendar for supporting a strong culture for quality and safety.” – Bronwyn Pike

Director Development Program

Our Director Development Program helps you to build the individual capabilities of your directors whilst providing insight into the collective skills of your board. The program supports both new and experienced director development, and aids succession planning and induction for the enhanced director onboarding.

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Peer Review

Our Peer Review solution helps you to better understand the individual capabilities of your governing body through a highly confidential process that seeks to inform individual development plans.

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Sub-Committees Review

Our Sub-Committees Review solution provides an indepth analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of your sub-committees and looks to identify any gaps in your sub-committees role for informing good decision making by the governing body.

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Independent Convening

Our Independent Convening solutions add rigour to your program through their facilitation skills, extensive knowledge of best practice evaluation processes, and their governance and sector expertise.

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How can you quickly and easily assess the governance capabilities of your board?

Each year, Governance Evaluator creates individual benchmark reports for each client, assessing their capabilities against the data of their sector.

The Governance Evaluator Board Capabilities Report gives you access to the same benchmarking data that we use with our clients, which will allow you to review your Board’s Governance capabilities for your sector.

 Good governance starts with us

Australia’s leading online solution for building governance performance

An online solution that combines evaluation with tools for building capabilities, year in, year out. Easy to use, accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Real time reporting and insights

Simple and clear reporting allows individuals and boards to clearly identify areas of strength and areas where you need to focus to build your capabilities for governing effectively.


A community for building good governance

A trusted brand, used by boards across a range of sectors, and partnering with key industry bodies, provides a community for shared learning.

Comprehensive benchmark reporting

Compare your performance against your peers, both within your sector and across sectors. Understand the key issues facing your sector and receive free guidance on how to address these issues.

Get a shared and consistent understanding of good governance and deliver positive outcomes for your community.

With the right insights & support you can make informed decisions on how to enact your governance responsibilities


Tailored Program

Founded on evaluation, the principles of good governance and the responsiblities of governing bodies within the environment in which they are operating, you can design your program to meet the specific needs of your board.

Individual & Collective Programs

Governance Evaluator has solutions for improving the collective performance of governing bodies, their sub-committees, as well as the development of individuals.

Sector Specific Programs

Governance Evaluator provides a range of governance performance building solutions, specialising in a range of sectors to specifically support the roles and responsibilities of governing bodies within those sectors to effectively govern their organisation.

Board Evaluations

Director Evaluations


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In the last 6 years, as at 30 September 2020

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