Making governance work

The King's Fund
Event type: 
Board Leadership Programme

About this event

A majority of NHS boards have 'best practice' board processes but effective governance is often more about the confidence of individual directors to speak out, perceptions of accountability within the board and the ability of boards to have difficult conversations and make decisions.

This two hour session uses a progressive case study to facilitate participants to explore these key issues and identify the common barriers to effective governance.


Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis has specialist knowledge in the area of corporate governance compliance and systems. A solicitor by profession, he has worked for London and regional law firms in corporate departments and has several years' experience of training lawyers in corporate law. Andrew is a Leadership Associate of The King’s Fund, specialising in skills and behaviours that lead to effective board decision-making. He also carries out development work with the Foundation Trust Governors Association around ensuring board accountability to stakeholders.

Andrew has more than 10 years' board experience in the acute health and housing sectors. Recently appointed to the board of a large foundation trust in the South West, he has previously served as the vice-chair (and chair of audit) of a medium-sized foundation trust, holding both positions during a foundation trust application.

Andrew is currently pursuing doctoral research at the London School of Economics into the role of managerial and clinical incentives in driving NHS productivity. He holds a degree in economics from Manchester University, and Masters degree from London School of Economics.