Why work with us?

Forget the grey suits, stuffiness and overbearing rules and policies.

We’ll set your ideas free.

We’ve flipped the conventional idea of corporate governance on its head. Instead of it being about what you can’t do with your business, we’ll help you use governance as a guiding light that leads you towards success.

We consider each of our clients’ businesses individually – there’s no one-size-fits-all here. We’ll look at your organisation holistically, and tailor the best governance treatment for you. You’ll get a solution that’s right for your unique organisational culture and works at every level – from the front line right through to the top.

We keep our eye on what’s trending in best-practice corporate governance, and we’ll help you design a governance solution that will drive your organisation to be the best it can be. We love governance. We want you to love it too. We believe it’s a great enabler, not a barrier.

Got a governance dilemma?
We’ll get it sorted

Many of our clients come to us when things are in a bit of a mess. That’s okay – it happens to the best businesses, especially those that are navigating innovation or rapid growth. And sometimes you don’t even realise it’s happening.

We’ll help you sort it all out, and create a governance framework that ticks all the boxes as well as helping your business flourish.

Governance and innovation

We don’t believe in corporate governance structures that hinder your growth and evolution. The best governance frameworks give you the keys to unlock your potential.

People who ‘get’ you

Unlike many company secretary ‘guns for hire’, all senior consultants at BGS have been in leadership roles, either in the C-suite or at the board table or both. We’ve made the hard decisions and walked in your senior leaders’ shoes.

We understand all the bits that fit together to make an organisation hum. And we know the whole is so more than the sum of the parts.

More than a gun for hire

We don’t believe in corporate governance structures that hinder your growth and evolution. The best governance frameworks give you the keys to unlock your potential.

Collective intelligence

Our experience means that you get the benefit of a rare collective wisdom – a unique ‘hive mind’. All the challenges, ideas, outcomes, and successes that we’ve encountered along the way are embedded in the BGS brains trust, adding depth, complexity and real world experience to the advice and guidance we provide.

About you

We work with organisations of all shapes and sizes, at many different stages of development, and experiencing various challenges. Any of these things might describe your business.

  • A not-for-profit seeking guidance on good governance.
  • About to go through a significant change – or already in the middle of one.
  • Not in need of a full-time or in-house governance resource, and looking for a flexible and responsive professional to provide advice, support and expertise
  • Committed to delivering excellent services to your customers, clients or stakeholders through innovation, agility, and responsiveness.
  • A new business finding your way – maybe a spin-off or a start-up – and wanting to establish great governance frameworks right from the get-go to make sure you’re set up for success.
  • An established business that has recognised a need for change in its structure. It might be a family business that is now bringing independent directors to the table, for example.
  • Arrived at a crossroads, facing challenges and risks that have emerged as a result of underlying governance issues.
  • A not-for-profit dealing with changes in funding models while trying to meet all the compliance and governance requirements your funding body has specified.
  • Governance used to be included as part of the responsibilities of your CFO or CEO, but it’s now too important, too big, and too specialised for this to be effective anymore.

Who we work with

At BGS we believe in the idea of ‘governance for good’. Many of our clients come from the not-for-profit sector. We love supporting them to keep doing their amazing work in the community. Here are just a few of the organisations we are proud to have worked with.

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about good governance, and how your organisation can do it better, call our lead governance adviser Amanda Boland for a meet’ n’ greet: