“Independent Directors are the real custodians of the longevity of organisations”

This important thorough and incisive book points to the governance crisis that has affected businesses and charities as well as public bodies and spells out what needs to be done. It is an invaluable aid for anyone responsible for the governance of an organization plus regulators and policymakers alike.

Lord Crisp, former CEO of the NHS and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health

This is an important and impressive book. It seems amazing that such a pivotal role has rarely been covered in this way

Matthew Blagg, CEO, Critical Eye

Gerry has laid out with great clarity his own extensive practical experience and wisdom. this should be on every MBA reading list.

Robin Mason, Dean, Exeter Business School

A comprehensive and practical review of issues facing independent directors in an ever-increasing complex business environment.

Dennis Gillings, Executive Chairman, Quintiles Transnational Corporation Inc

A fascinating and honest account of the opportunities and pitfalls of life an an independent director. For those of us on boards, it is a must read.

Hugh Lenon, Chairman, Phoenix Equity Partners