About Board Insight

Client recommendations

Shamit Saggar
Chairman, UPP Group Holdings

UPP is a market-leading firm and as such faces important challenges at Board level.
Through the Board Review led by Julia Casson we have been able to focus on being more efficient and risk aware in our Board discussions. Julia's work was highly professional, suitably light touch and practical in its outputs - invaluable features from the perspective of the Chairman.

Jackie Lynch
Chairman, ION

'Thank you so much for your sterling effort at the training session. The content was exactly what was needed and you made a potentially dry subject very interesting. I was also extremely impressed by your time management! I think it was just what we needed as a group ... We should definitely do more of this... You really did do a brilliant job and I'm sure we will operate more effectively as a result. '

Jamie Drummond-Smith
Chairman, Barbon Insurance Group Limited

'The Board found the evaluation process a very valuable and interesting experience with a clear set of recommendations. The feedback was excellent.'

John Roberts
Chairman, RBC Europe Limited

'Board Insight were employed by RBC Europe Limited to help us undertake our first externally facilitated Board evaluation. They worked closely with the Board, provided very useful insights and helped us to a successful conclusion, resulting in a programme of actions which have improved our Board performance and overall corporate governance.'

André Confavreux
Company Secretary, Gem Diamonds plc

'Julia Casson has helped to review and comment upon the CG section of our Annual Report. The advice was helpful and ensured we were aware of best practice. I believe that this section of our AR was the better for her input.

Matthew Baker
Manager, Company Secretarial Unit, Eversheds

Julia is a high calibre individual - She has the presence, knowledge and experience to work at the highest level within large organisations.

Jeff Sainsbury,
Computershare Investor Services Ltd

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
Julia is a very experienced professional individual who brings her expertise to complex areas with a focus on detail and delivery that is first class. Add to that her natural charm and personal skills and you have a great combination.

Denise Dillon,
formerly Company Secretary, Nomura

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
Julia is truly professional and worked creatively to both develop and provide directors' briefing sessions which met completely with our needs. Her practical experience positioned her well to be able to answer questions put to her on the day. Julia's presentation skills are of the highest quality and I appreciated her flexibility in approach which made for a very successful series of events.

Paul Hudson,
Chief Executive, Cirencester Friendly Society

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
I am the CEO of a Friendly Society. Julia conducted Board governance training for NEDs on my Board during 2011. She also contributed to the production of a report into independence of Directors. The work has resulted in a number of positive changes. In 2012 Julia also ran a session for CEOs at the Association of Financial Mutuals Smaller Societies and Mutuals Forum in which I am involved. Very positive results. I would strongly recommend Julia to anyone who takes Board Governance seriously.