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Dr Karl George

Director at the governance forum Limited

Dr Karl George MBE is a thought leader and internationally established consultant in governance. He is the Managing Director of the governance forum, working with boards and senior executives in the private, public and voluntary sectors with over twenty years’ combined experience in accountancy, business and strategic development.

He is the creator of Effective Board Member Programmes which have been delivered across the world in partnership with organisations including the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (ACGP), The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA), Edinburgh Napier University, The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and RSM UK. The Programmes have been developed specifically for women, young professionals, footballers, cricketers and other sports people, senior executives and CEOs.

Karl is a visiting professor, established author, conference speaker and community champion. His latest book, The Effective Board Member, launched in Autumn 2017 and immediately went to number one in the Best Sellers list for Management and Leadership on Amazon Kindle. Karl is a Fellow both of the largest global accounting body ACCA and of international body for governance practitioners ICSA – The Governance Institute.

Specialties: Governance, strategy, leadership, board development, board appraisals, high performing boards.