An effective Board of Executives is a key pillar in the operation and performance of any high performing organisation.

But just like any World class athlete, without a regular and stringent process of assessment and adjustment the risk in under-performance grows.

There is little doubt that organisations today have greater requirements around good governance and accountability practices. The margin for error is often small, and when mistakes are made at board level there is little room to hide. Hence the need to conduct an independent assessment of executive board effectiveness is of growing importance.

The board review process should not be looked on as a mandatory ‘box tick’ exercise, but rather an opportunity to solicit genuine ideas for improvement and uncover more effective practices to enhance the business. An effective review process is one in which all Directors feel safe that their opinions are kept confidential and secure, and that their feedback is gathered in a painless and unobtrusive manner.

Irrespective of whether you represent a publicly listed organisation listed on exchanges such as the ASX or NZX, or growing private entities, or government departments or not-for-profits, the need to review board performance is of equal importance.

At PeoplePulse we have vast experience running board and committee surveys for some of Australia and NZ’s best known organisations.

Our surveys are able to be highly customised to suit your situation, and will deliver you powerful insight. You will have full access to a secure online reporting console that enables you to quickly identify cumulative results, executive level summaries, opportunities and weaknesses. All report data and charts can be easily exported in Word/Excel, and charts easily added to PowerPoint presentations.

Importantly, you will also be paired with your own experienced Survey Project Manager, who will be responsible for building your survey and holding your hand throughout the process to ensure you get all the information you need to make high quality decisions.

Organisations we have assisted in their board evaluation process typically run:

1]. One main ‘Board Evaluation / Effectiveness’ survey, plus

2]. Targeted committee evaluation surveys (depending on the structure of the board). Common examples include:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nominations Committee Evaluation
  • People and Performance Committee Survey
  • Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee Survey

Boards may also be interested in complementing their survey activity with:

  • Staff Culture & Engagement surveys, and
  • Customer Pulse / Market Opportunity surveys.

Get a Live Demo:

Call us on +61 2 9232 0172 to discuss your Board Member survey needs, and for a free, no-obligation online demo. Alternatively, please click on “Get a Live Demo” below:

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PeoplePulse Board Evaluation Surveys – What you receive:    

Your Own Dedicated Project Manager

Our Project Managers have extensive experience in the set up and delivery of best in class Board Evaluation Survey Projects.  Their role is to ensure your survey runs professionally and discretely, and delivers you the information you need to make better decisions.

14 different report types - all updated in real time

Quickly pinpoint Director sentiment. Easily identify strengths or weaknesses. Simple to highlight ideas for improvement. Our reporting is fantastic!

Complete branding flexibility

When it comes to your survey branding we give you the ultimate choice. Mirror the exact look of your website, co-brand with the PeoplePulse logo, or 100% PeoplePulse branded. Your call.

Automated invites and reminders

Easy to upload recipient e-mails to our system to trigger survey invites and reminders. Invite by email, SMS, QR code, or paper – or a combination of all.

Mobile Optimised Surveys

When 1 in 4 surveys today are completed on a mobile device, and your Directors are always ‘on the move’, it’s crucial you have the option to deliver a mobile optimised survey. Rest easy – PeoplePulse detects this automatically and adjusts accordingly.

The option to pre-load respondent data

Why waste time by asking respondents to complete basic ‘known’ data about them? PeoplePulse lets you pre-load that information. Your survey will be shorter, and your respondents will love you for it.

Why Choose PeoplePulse?

Trusted by over 1,000 organisations since we were established in 2003, PeoplePulse combines the very best in online survey software & reporting with your own Project & Account Manager – with you every step of the way. Survey reporting experts from our Insights Division can even prepare, present and workshop your results for you, so you can free up your time to focus on implementing the insights you’ll gain.

A sample of our survey clients:


What our clients are saying:

Your prompt and effective responses to questions and our Project Manager’s highly engaging manner, has made working with PeoplePulse a pleasure.


The survey has now been completed smoothly and successfully, thanks to your team’s hard work. We have enjoyed working closely with you in the past few weeks – you have been very responsive to our requests for information and to fine-tune the drafting of emails and the survey itself. As you will have gathered, we are very particular about these things!


– The Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Call us on +61 2 9232 0172 to discuss your Board Member survey needs, and for a free, no-obligation online demo. Alternatively, please complete the demo request form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon: