PwC sees governance as a web of relationships, not just between a company and its family shareholders, but between a company and a broad range of stakeholders that includes shareholders, family, employees, customers, suppliers and the community at large. Developing an effective governance structure for the family and the business creates a coordinated way for stakeholders to involve themselves in decisions and activities that affect their lives. It also promotes meaningful participation for sustaining commitment to the family’s legacy and unity among all stakeholders.
Our proprietary framework considers the following elements as part of your company’s governance programme:
Family businesses typically adopt more enhanced governance as they grow and become more complex. Governance helps to effectively and efficiently oversee and manage the family business while keeping an eye on strategic growth. Taking steps to create a family business board can make a big impact on the quality of oversight and planning for the future. In assessing your board governance practices, PwC can help explore the following questions, and more:
What is good governance and what does it look like?
How should the board’s role and responsibilities evolve?
What do boards need to know now?
Using our board governance framework we’ll help you structure your board, define roles and responsibilities and establish board policies and procedures. In line with the new corporate governance regulations for privately owned companies, we can also provide the necessary training to ensure all board members can meet their responsibilities.