Board Effectiveness Review

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Ray Nulty & Company Limited - International Business Consultants

Would your board benefit from the opportunity to stand back and consider how it could improve its leadership, stewardship and strategic focus? Are you concerned that the funding, regulatory, participation, marketing, communications, stakeholder management and membership challenges that you face are being optimally addressed?

DFI and Ray Nulty & Company Limited, have come together to offer DFI member organisations an opportunity to avail of an exclusive new Board Effectiveness Review service, at a specially discounted DFI member rate.

What can a Board Effectiveness Review offer your organisation?

Ray Nulty & Company will carry out a board effectiveness review for your organisation and will provide a confidential written report that will address the following questions, among others:

Is the organisation’s corporate governance framework sufficient to meet your needs?

  • Is the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the board and its committees adequate for your needs?
  • What are the required training and development needs of the board?
  • How can current board and committee working practices be improved?
  • How effective are the board’s strategic thinking and decision-making processes?
  • Does the board provide sufficient direction and work well with the CEO and management of the charity?
  • Is there an appropriate division of responsibility between the board and management?

The terms of reference and scope of the review are set and agreed by the Board at the outset. The objective of the process is to build consensus and buy in amongst the directors to the recommendations and how they should be implemented.

What does it cost?

The entire review is being offered to DFI member organisations at a specially discounted rate of €1,200 (+ VAT and outlays).

Who is Ray Nulty & Company Limited?

Ray Nulty & Company Limited is a leading specialist group of advisors in Business Strategy and Corporate Governance for the Irish and UK markets. Their experienced team of Board Effectiveness consultants is headed by Dr. Ray Nulty.

Dr. Ray Nulty is Chair of the Irish Reynaud’s & Scleroderma Society and is currently joint Chair of the Strategy Planning & Governance Committee for the HSE Community Games. He holds a doctorate in strategic planning and a doctorate in scenario planning. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, holds both a diploma and certificate in company direction and is awaiting conferral as a chartered director.

Gréag Purcell is a director of a number of Irish companies primarily involved in the Healthcare sector. He is a founder member of the Tiger Trust, a Director of the Polish Psychological Society and was involved in the formation of the Wheel.  Gréag holds business qualifications from University College Dublin and Harvard University.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on how Ray Nulty & Company and the Board Effectiveness Review can assist your Board, please contact Ray Nulty or Greag Purcell at Ray Nulty & Company or your local DFI Support Officer.

Ray Nulty & Company

9 Greenlea Park,


Dublin 6w



Dr. Ray Nulty

Tel: 087 054 1416 / + 44 788 7 503 854



Gréag Purcell

Tel: 087 858 0060


Disability Federation of Ireland

Fumbally Court

Fumbally Lane

Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 454 7978









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Published: May 2011

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