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Alison Gill

Alison Gill is a behavioural psychologist, triple Olympian and the co-founder of Bvalco, a board evaluation consultancy focused on helping boards become fit for the future.

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Charity Governance Summit

By | 04/08/2021 in Events

I am speaking at the Forthcoming Charity Governance Summit 15-16th September (Day 2) on Wellbeing and employees’ mental health across sectors with co speakers Paul…

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The Role of the Board in scaling technology enabled businesses.

By | 05/07/2021 in Blog posts

Colin Tenwick, Senior Advisor, Investor, Chairman and NED joined Alison Gill to discuss his substantial experience helping organisations to grow and scale.  Colin discussed how…

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Power of emotion – Part 4: How good boards stay effective

By | 22/06/2021 in Blog posts

Corporate boards are by definition dealing with big issues and are responsible for taking important decisions. This is rarely achieved efficiently without a really sound…

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Do boards need people people?

By | 08/06/2021 in Blog posts

Boardroom agendas are increasingly concerned with people issues – a trend explored by Bvalco’s Ali Gill in HR Magazine.

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Board Effectiveness Guild paper

By | 21/05/2021 in Blog posts

We know that a review of a board’s effectiveness is important but the true value of that review is not always guaranteed.

I recently chaired a discussion with NEDs on not only what makes a review good, but also bad and even ugly.

Much like a board review itself, an open and honest analysis of what works and what doesn’t provided invaluable insights into how we can be better. Here are the key takeaways’.

Power of emotion – Part 3: How will boards learn from the pandemic?

By | 10/05/2021 in Blog posts

The first action for boards as we begin to exit the pandemic is to effectively review how the board operated throughout, what are the learnings…

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The Role of the Board in Scaling Technology Enabled Businesses

By | 04/05/2021 in Events

A Conversation with Colin Tenwick  Few executives would argue against the need for digital transformation to remain competitive.  The reality is many struggle to adopt the…

Board Effectiveness Guild paper

By | 18/04/2021 in Blog posts

Over the coming months Alison Gill will chair a series of webinars for the Board Effectiveness Guild in conjunction with Governance magazine. The webinars will discuss ‘The good, the bad and the ugly of board effectiveness reviews’ . In the second of a series of four webinars an article of the findings can be found here.

Power of emotion – Part 2: The Chair’s role in managing unconscious bias

By | 13/04/2021 in Blog posts

Understanding the connection between emotion, feeling, thought and action is vital to an effective Board because it directly impacts how Board’s make decisions. In our blog series ‘the Power of Emotion’ we seek to explore the link to effective decision making. In this blog we look at how a Chair can manage bias and ensure the board remains both diverse in thinking and highly effective.

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Power of Emotion – Part 1: Harnessing anxiety to make better boardroom decisions

By | 15/03/2021 in Blog posts

Welcome to the first in a series of 4 blogs that seek to we seek to explore the link understanding the value of emotion and the link to effective decision making.

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