Membership, operation and effectiveness
Size, composition and skills: the size of the governing body, the mix and balance of its members' skills, the membership of committees, the extent of diversity among the membership and succession planning all affect how successfully it operates.
Briefing note 12: Size,composition and skills
The governance system: offers an overview of an institution's system of governance, including the work of the committees of the governing body, and its effectiveness. Further information on these topics is available from Governors' briefing note No. 13: the governance system and the effectiveness of governing bodies