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About Us

Better Boards was created by its co-founders: Garry Honey & Paul Moxey to combine their complementary experience of working as authors, advisors and tutors. Better Boards exists to clarify the distinction between management and governance activity.

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Garry Honey is a co-founder of Better Boards and the owner of Chiron Reputation Risk.He was formerly a strategy consultant with KPMG where he designed the firm’s first brand valuation tool. He set up his own consultancy to focus on strategic communication issues in brand & reputation at a time of increasing investor concern for corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. An authority on reputation as strategic risk, he got involved with the world of corporate reporting and governance through the challenge of reporting board risk to diverse stakeholder interest groups.

He has worked with a variety clients in both private and public sector, from Rolls Royce to the Department of Education. He speaks and writes on topical aspects of Governance, Risk & Compliance. He has worked with professional bodies, ICSA and CIMA, and designed competency programmes on risk governance for the ICA and IRM. He teaches on the Board Directors Programme at Henley, and was a Visiting Professor at the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Garry also has personal experience of boardroom politics: Marketing Director, Head of Communications and Client Services Director are roles he has held in corporations. An early career spent in European brand marketing in FMCG was followed by strategy consulting, before arriving at risk advisory services, governance and board evaluation. He worked in Europe so has direct experience of non-UK corporate cultures, plus some foreign languages. He is interested in board cohesion in charities & social enterprises, where many are unpaid volunteer trustees or governors.

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Paul Moxey is a co-founder of Better Boards and acknowledged as an expert in corporate governance and risk management.For 13 years he was head global thought leadership on corporate governance, risk management and business ethics for ACCA, a professional association for chartered accountants. He now works with boards and executive teams on their governance and risk management practices to improve organisational performance and resilience. He trains directors and senior executives on governance, board effectiveness, risk and corporate culture in the UK, Caribbean and Middle East. He has written widely on corporate governance, risk, culture and behaviour and is currently writing a text book on corporate governance for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Paul is Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at London South Bank University, co-chairman of the CRSA Forum, a network of practitioners established in 1994 interested in the behavioural and cultural aspects of risk, governance and organisational performance, a fellow of scenario and futures consultants SAMI Consulting, a board member of the UK Policy Governance Association and an editorial board member of two governance journals.

Paul is a chartered accountant and a chartered secretary and earlier in his career was a company secretary and CFO of a small UK listed company and then a larger unlisted company with 5,000 staff. He has also been chairman of a small housing charity, a trustee of a sailing club and is a director and shareholder of a small retail and printing business since 2010.