We are seeking your expert opinion. As part of a national research project to identify the challenges and priorities of directors we want to ask you about your own experiences and knowledge in this role.

Please take 5-10 minutes from your busy schedule to share your thoughts with us. 

If you would like to receive the report of the anonymised findings of this research, please provide your email address.

To find out more about the privacy and security of your data see: http://2017msblstudyprivacy.strikingly.com/ or contact us at info@msbleaders.com

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Section One: About you and your company

 
What is your company name?

The answer to this question is optional
 
What is the city or postcode of your headquarters? *

The answers to questions marked with an asterisk are required
 
What is your company turnover? *


 
What is your role? *


 
What is the main sector that you operate in? *

















 
Approximately how many employees does your company employ? *


 
How would you describe the size of your company? *


 
Please choose all the relevant descriptors that apply to your company. *

Choose as many as you like

 
Section Two: Ownership and direction

 
How would you describe the ownership of your company? *

If more than one choose the most applicable

 
Do you have external private investment? *


 
How many directors do you have?

 
How many of these directors are operationally involved day-to-day (executive directors)?

 
How many of these directors are not operationally involved in the business day-to-day (non-executive directors)?

 
How many of these directors are independent directors (non-shareholding and non-executive)?

 
Section Three: The role of directors

 
I am a company director. *

     
 
How many years of experience as a director do you have? *

If less than one put zero as your response
 
What is your key focus as a director? *


 
As a director, what is the biggest challenge you have faced in the last three years?

 
As a director, what is the biggest challenge you are facing currently?

 
As a director, what do you see as being the biggest challenge you will face in the next 12 months?

 
As a director I am equipped to face these challenges.

 
What one thing has most improved your performance as a director?

 
How many years ago did this thing happen (or first start happening)?

If this year put zero as your response
 
Section Four: The role of the board

 
How do directors meet? *

Choose as many as you like

 
In general, what are the three main areas of focus for your directors meetings? *

Choose exactly three options

 
How does your company measure success? *

Choose as many as you like

 
For you, what is the most important criterion for measuring your company's success? *


 
The board is important to the success and sustainability of the company.

 
It is a company priority to have an effective board.

 
The company has effective financial controls in place. *

 
The company has effective management over its risks. *

 
What activities are currently undertaken to improve the board?

 
What activities should be undertaken to improve the board?

 
What topics will be on your directors' agenda in the next 12 months? *

Choose as many as you like

 
Section Five: Take part in further research

 
I am happy to be contacted by email to receive the report and to discuss taking part in further research on this subject. *

     
 
Section Six: Final thoughts

 
If there is anything more that you would like to add, feel free to respond below.

Thank you for your time and your thoughts about directorship. 

If you have any questions about this, or other research projects, you can contact us on info@msbleaders.com.

If you have provided your email address to receive the anonymised report, we will be in touch in July.

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