Our Approach

Draw insights from your data, make sense of the numbers and provide unbiased and strategic guidance for positive change.

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Backed by a 20 year heritage

We didn’t just make this up recently; in fact, Board Surveys is a division of Insync, an Australian based consultancy with a 20-year heritage of providing trusted insights and improvements to well over 1,000 organisations in more than 50 countries across the globe.

Board Surveys has also partnered with Insync’s sister division, Board Benchmarking, to enable you to compare your board with hundreds of others that have completed the same world class survey. We will help you quickly identify the “hot spots” for your board and act as a catalyst for change that will benefit your board and whole organisation for years to come.

About our Founder

Our Executive Chairman, Nicholas Barnett, has been in charge of the Board Evaluation and Governance division of Insync for more than a decade. He is a former chairman of Ansvar Insurance, First Samuel and Ambit Group, a former director of Mission Australia and a former partner of KPMG Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Nicholas has carried out reviews of the performance and effectiveness of more than 180 boards including for organisations as diverse as Aruma, Australian Ethical, Ballarat Grammar, Bapcor, BNZ, Brown Brothers Wines, CareSuper, Chartered Accountants ANZ, Dental Health Services Victoria, Dexus, Employers’ Consultative Committee of Malawi, Federation University, FSD Uganda, GrainCorp, Green Collect, HESTA, Hillsong Church, Housing Choices Australia, Incitec Pivot, ISPT, Melbourne Water, NAB, NSW Business Chamber, Oz Minerals, Redbubble, Red Hill Football Netball Club, Royal Women’s Hospital, Ruyton Grammar, Suburban Land Agency, Telstra Super, Theta Edge Berhad and World Vision. 

Our People

While our offering is a ‘self-managed’ model, you don’t need to worry as we have dozens of people behind the scenes to ensure everything goes smoothly – and if in the very unlikely event that it doesn’t – we’ll be there to help.

Our people are registered psychologists, researchers, consultants, analysts and developers who have all come together to develop a framework that draws insights from your data and makes sense of the numbers and experts who can provide unbiased and strategic guidance for positive change.

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