19 March 2014
Leadership shown by the chair, CEO, lead governor and company secretary is essential to constructive director and governor behaviours
The tenth anniversary of the introduction of NHS foundation trusts and their elected governors is marked on 1 April. Over the past ten years, researchers
have examined the theory and practice of foundation trust (FT) governance and have interviewed governors, directors, clinicians and commissioners. Company secretaries bring a unique perspective to corporate governance, yet researchers have never sought their views. To address this gap I interviewed 14 FT company secretaries; the research...