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Guidance on the appraisal of Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) Board members and Chairs

Guidance on the appraisal of Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) Board members and Chairs

Monday, February 20, 2017

ISBN: 9781786524553

Guidance which outlines the purpose and process for the appraisal of Board members and Chairs of Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs)

Executive Summary

This guidance outlines the purpose and process for the appraisal of Board members and Chairs of Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs).

The purpose of the Board member and Board Chair appraisal process is to contribute to the continuous improvement of the public body’s decision-making, effectiveness and performance.

The performance of Board members should be regularly reviewed throughout the term of their appointment by the Board Chair. The performance of Board Chairs will be reviewed by the Senior Sponsor (normally Director or Deputy Director). The Board Chair is responsible for appraising the body’s Chief Executive at least annually.

Board members should receive, at the bare minimum, an annual performance appraisal which will assess their performance in relation to certain pre-established criteria and objectives, and provide the opportunity for meaningful discussion.

All Board members, including the Chair, should have objectives that relate to the strategic objectives of the organisation and their role on the Board, agreed at the beginning of each reporting period.