The primary purpose of the Guidance on Board Effectiveness is to stimulate boards’ thinking on how they can carry out their role and encourage them to focus on continually improving their effectiveness. Ultimately, it is for individual boards to decide on the governance arrangements most appropriate to their company’s circumstances, applying the Principles of The UK Corporate Governance Code and following good practice set out in the code provisions and supplemented in this guidance. The guidance contains suggestions of good practice to support directors and their advisers
in applying the code.