A unique collaboration

Onboard is a consultancy offering governance development, training and support to charities and social enterprises.

It brings together leading third sector consultants with Bates Wells Braithwaite, leaders in charity and social enterprise law. It is this unique collaboration between legal and governance experts that ensures the highest quality advice – advice that can make a measurable difference to the effectiveness of your organisation.

Good governance is what Onboard is all about.

At Onboard, we know that strong organisations develop not just through systems or structures but through individuals working together to deliver a mission. Delivering that mission isn’t easy. It takes a subtle blend of management expertise, strategic leadership and above all, vision.

Who We Are

Tesse Akpeki

Consultant &Lead Trainer

Tesse Akpeki

tesse.akpeki@on-board.org
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Lindsay Driscoll

Consultant

Lindsay Driscoll

lindsay.driscoll@on-board.org
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Philip Kirkpatrick

Philip Kirkpatrick

Consultant

Philip Kirkpatrick

philip.kirkpatrick@on-board.org
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Linda Laurance

Consultant

Linda Laurance

linda.laurance@on-board.org
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Pam Henry

Consultant

Pam Henry

pam.henry@on-board.org
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What we do

Onboard aims to demystify trusteeship, dispel misconceptions and enable boards to lead better. We are dedicated to delivering support that is down-to-earth, reliable and jargon-free. We help board members to engage with their mission and remember that the role can be rewarding and fun.

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“A wonderful opportunity to work with colleagues from the sector”
Alex Skailes, Cass Business School
“Exceeded all expectations”
David Praill, Hospice UK
“Extremely helpful and very comprehensive”
Client feedback, 2014
“I would recommend the session [Essential Finance, March 2014] to colleagues”
Client feedback, 2014
“Very positive and thought provoking”
Client feedback, 2014
“Speakers were outstanding”
Client feedback, 2014

Current Training & Events:

Our comprehensive training programme is a must for charity trustees and leaders

Duties of Charity Trustees 2015

Tue 06 Oct 2015, 17:30 - 19:30

Duties of Charity Trustees will examine in depth the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee. The session will clarify what is required of boards […]

Wired to Govern 1: Smart governance in a digital era

Wed 14 Oct 2015, 17:30-19:30

Recent developments in new technologies have the potential to transform the ways in which boards operate, meet, communicate and add value to the work of […]

Wired to Govern 2- Making the most of social media and new technologies

Wed 04 Nov 2015, 17:30-19:30

Event Summary
Good communication is crucial for optimal board effectiveness. The reality is that communications technology is changing rapidly, with social media becoming an increasingly essential […]

Hands On Training & Events

Onboard Blog

Top Tips for Building Your Board

A common challenge for many charities is finding the right board members with the right skills and understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities.  We know that skills audits can be effective in identifying gaps in […]

Tesse Akpeki on how to engage trustees with social media – Charity Comms

Writing for Charity Comms, Tesse Akpeki stresses the need for charity trustee boards to start engaging with social media. Onboard’s latest report, Governing with Intent, found that boards are lagging behind charity managers in their […]

‘Governing with Intent’ report findings quoted in Arts Professional

A recent publication, created by Onboard’s Tesse Akpeki, has been quoted in a recent Arts Professional article.

Arts Professional noted the report has found differing perceptions of the role of the board, highlighting the study’s findings “confirm […]

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We are now based at our new offices in 10 Queen Street Place, EC4R 1BE.

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