Board Practice

Practice Overview

For over 15 years, Ridgeway Partners has been advising Boards and Nominating and Governance Committees of public and private companies across the globe. We are a trusted partner to some of the world’s most successful companies, both large and small. We bring deep knowledge and insight into the boardroom talent, and have a unique ability to reach the current and future board leaders.

Diversity of thought is critically important to having a high-impact and effective board. Ridgeway Partners has continuously increased the diversity of our clients’ board composition and over 60% of our recent Director appointments were women or minorities. Our record has placed us as one of the most highly accredited signatories of the 30% Club.

To learn more about the 30% Club visit:  https://30percentclub.org/

We Offer the Following Board Services

Director Recruitment and Succession Planning

We have recruited more than 400 Non-Executive Directors and Chairmen in a broad range of sectors and have a 100% completion rate. We know and have access to the most sought-after director talent. This is achieved through our global network and unparalleled research capabilities.

We partner with our clients to help build multi-year board succession plans to prepare for the known – and unexpected – director departures.

Critical to our success is our ability to implement a rigorous process and take the time to fully understand the culture of the company and the board, and ensure there is alignment across all stakeholders on the director specifications at the outset.

Board Evaluations / Assessments

An independent and strong board is crucial as companies navigate the modern challenges of technological disruption, investor scrutiny and global risks. Successful boards use evaluations to assess the effectiveness and skills of the board and individual directors. We conduct comprehensive evaluations of boards, identify the skills and experience required to meet the future business strategy, and build bespoke skills gap matrices.

“Ridgeway Partners is unique among recruiters and has been terrific to work with as a director candidate.

They are highly professional and at each stage in the process, they provided clear communication and were very responsive. It was truly an enjoyable experience working with the firm.”

Ellen Zane, Retired President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center

Practice Leaders