Board Support

A high level of board governance and effectiveness must be in place for your organisation is to achieve its objectives and deliver on its mission. Because we work with hundreds of community service organisations throughout Australia, we can provide you with the advice and support you need.



Good board governance can be defined as 'the values, policies, procedures, processes and systems the leadership of an organisation implements to ensure it conducts its business ethically, morally, effectively and efficiently.'

Ensuring that an effective governance framework is in place must be a high priority for your board or committee… but it doesn't happen by chance. It requires skill, knowledge and hard work.

In many ways, a board or committee is like a team, albeit a very important one. Yours has the responsibility for establishing the organisation's values, creating the mission and developing strategies that will ensure its achievement.

A governance plan needs to be in place to do that well, and all board members need to work diligently, co-operatively, and with goodwill. Of course, from time to time, there will be bumps in the road and challenges that need to be dealt with effectively.

Because of our experience and insights, we can provide you with the advice and support you need.

Governance Support

There is no other specialist consultancy in Australia that has more experience working with the boards of not-for-profit organisations than Pathways Australia.

Here are just some of the ways we can support and assist your board:

  • Development of a governance framework
  • Facilitating a board self-assessment
  • Conducting an external board governance and effectiveness review
  • Support to develop a governance structure
  • Training your board and governance manager
  • Board member recruitment
  • CEO recruitment

Led by Director Peter Holdsworth, our team has supported and advised the leadership of more than 450 community service organisations throughout the Country since 2001.

It doesn't matter whether your organisation is small or large, where you are located or what your mission is … because we are ready and willing to provide you with the help you need.


If you would like to learn more about how Pathways Australia can support your organisation, please make contact.

We're always happy to discuss your needs and suggest possible options that will represent cost-effective solutions.

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