Board Advisory

The team at Active Optimus Group are specialists in providing corporate governance support to directors and senior management for a wide selection of businesses.

Between them the team have a combined track record of over 150 years of experience working with boards and operating in senior management roles. Because of that experience we are able to provide a full suite of corporate governance requirements for boards, which includes:

• Reviewing and advising boards on their corporate governance framework
• Assisting boards in implementing an appropriate corporate governance framework
• Undertaking board evaluations
• Providing comparative peer information, for example directors’ fees
• Undertaking reviews of services and fees of service providers
• Assisting in the recruitment and selection of board members
• Assisting in managing the exit of board members
• Mediation and conflict resolution
• Assisting with succession plan roadmaps

In any external board evaluations that we perform we work with the members to produce an effective review that aims to provide added value to the board. We can tailor our approach and can provide questionnaires, conduct interviews of the board, the Company Secretary and other key service providers, observe board meetings and review the company against the relevant code of corporate governance. We have researched and utilised the latest market information and guidance from various sources including The Institute of Directors, The Financial Reporting Council, The Association of Investment Companies, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) and the financial services regulators (Financial Conduct Authority, Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Financial Services Commission).

Since Optimus Group was created in 2010 and then subsequently merged with Active Group in 2018 we have undertaken assignments in all of the areas above and are a leading firm providing this support. We are unique in the market as we have detailed knowledge on listed companies and boards as we maintain a database of over 170 investment companies listed on the LSE, SFM, AIM, ISE, Euronext and TISE to provide peer comparisons.

​The team at Active Optimus Group are always looking for ways to assist directors and businesses and in 2011 created the Non-Executive Directors Forum. This forum has since gone on to become a leading independent body looking after the interests of directors involved in the finance sector and has been a significant success.