Governance Evaluator

An online platform with expert support services and resources, that empowers boards to
evaluate, set clear actions and develop their governance capability

Identify your governance capability gaps

Target expert support services & resources to address gaps

Ask the right questions to manage your governance risk

Do you know how effective you are as a board (individually & collectively)?

Do you know how to interrogate your sector specific risks?

Does your current approach to governance deliver the results you need in the time you have?

Do you know what it means to do ‘the right thing’ for good governance, and how to do it?

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Our clients understand the importance of strong governance in health

“After using the Governance Evaluator for our board evaluation and capability building over the last 3 years, the board has gained better insight into their governance roles and responsibilities.

We have:

  • moved as a group of individual professionals to be a very strategic and governance focused board
  • found that new directors are orientated and more strategic
  • streamlined and made more efficient our board meetings, processes and committees.”

John Maher, Chair, South West Healthcare

“As a new CEO of Small Rural Health Service, I needed to identify the gaps in our governance processes and develop a plan to ensure directors were adequately informed and educated on their responsibilities to ensure the quality and safety of the organisation.

My goal was to develop a set of policies that would support and guide the Board to understand these responsibilities particularly around clinical governance. We had to ensure we were safe and we were delivering safe care to our patients.   

Governance Evaluator (Health) was a terrific platform to help us with the process of evaluation and plan development. It was simple easy to understand and help guide us through the processes. I found that Governance Evaluator supported myself as the CEO and the Board members to identify the gaps in our governance processes and helped us to develop a clear plan to cover off on the risks identified in the questionnaire.

I would certainly recommend Governance Evaluator (Health) to small and larger organisations. The whole process undertaken regularly has ensured we are checking up on and keeping up to date with government policy changes and their impact on governance.  Governance Evaluator was at all times easy to work with, supportive and guided us to ensure we have the right policies and processes in place.”

Jackie Kelly, CEO, Moyne Health Services

Our partnerships ensure current, expert health sector specific content

Governance Evaluator has established itself as a highly effective platform for strong governance in the health sector. This is enabled by our ongoing engagement with key sector partners and experts who bring the latest industry and health consumer knowledge from a global, Australia‑wide and invaluable local hands on perspective.

We are especially grateful to the VHA and ACHG as their partnership has enabled us to work with some exceptional health sector experts from across Australia and locally to develop the new Governance Evaluator clinical governance module. We are also indebted to the members of, and contributors to, the Clinical Governance Think Tank who have given their valuable time, expertise, experience and advice.

This engagement has ensured the new clinical governance module complies with Australian and state clinical governance frameworks. It has also ensured a keen focus on the real areas where boards need to build their capabilities to authentically and dynamically govern clinical care quality and safety in their services.

Our partnerships with leading organisations help to ensure all aspects of the platform are grounded in what we know health boards require to deliver strong governance.

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Our value: the features you need for strong governance in your sector

Governance Evaluator enables strong governance through features that include:

  • Dashboards with engagement factors for both the Chair and Directors, more response options to questions, opportunity to supply personal comments to your answers, more user friendly resources, and opportunity to create a board and individual director development plans and our amazing live calendar.
  • Governance of clinical care – This new module has been created based on feedback from a think tank of clinical and sector experts and incorporates outcomes of the 2016 Health Sector Benchmark Report and the 2016 Duckett Report, Targeting Zero, and aligns with the new Victorian and Australia-wide clinical governance frameworks.
  • Benchmarking and trending clearly shows where you stand in relation to your sector peers and the key governance issues faced by your sector as a whole
  • Price structure based on the size of your organisation ensures your investment delivers real value and measureable benefit
  • Expert independent conveners who can guide you through the evaluation process (read more >):
Dr Elizabeth Mullins

Dr Elizabeth Mullins

Expert independent convener

M.B., B.S., BScHons, FRACMA
Director of Medical Services, Djerriwarrh Health Services

Janet Farrow, OAM

Janet Farrow, OAM

Expert independent convener

BSW, MBA, Grad. Dip. Law, Churchill Fellow, Williamson Fellow, GAICD

Greg Pullen

Greg Pullen

Expert independent convener

Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Expert independent convener

Director, Darebin Community Health
Graduate Researcher University of Melbourne

Liat Watson

Liat Watson

Expert consumer engagement consultant

Our flexible platform configures to your board’s requirements

The new Governance Evaluator platform gives you complete control of the elements you need to build your capability. And we’ve made it easy to use.


Under the key modules for effective governance; sector specific content, quick & easy to do; and educational

Individual & group traffic light reports results

Instant results you can drilldown into for deeper analysis; link to education resources for more knowledge.  Enables annual trending and benchmarking

Optional: Confidential interviews

Develop a deeper understanding of the group & individual director answers

Optional: Recommendations report

Themes from the group results & confidential interviews

Board planning session

Gain a shared agreement for the actions for the way forward

Individual & group action plans

Create group & individual director action plans that link to capability building resources & services; send reminders to responsible directors/executive re: action due dates.


Full governance and resources manuals, free governance webinars, governance TV with governance videos and live calendar

Customer carethroughout entire process – for Chair, directors and board support: education, governance advice, technical support

You get clear, realtime and actionable results

The traffic light report below is a sample of the initial results provided for both the individual director and aggregate board.

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The Governance Evaluator content is based on good governance principles as outlined in the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (ASX 2007). The methodology is consistent with guidelines in the Australian Institute of Company Directors: Evaluating Board Performance: A guide for company directors (AICD 2006, 2011).

The content is compliant with the Health Act, the new Australia wide Clinical Governance Framework (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care), the new Victorian Clinical Governance Framework (Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria), ASIC, Corporations Act (2001), and the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC).   The financial content has been informed by Davidsons Accountants (Melbourne, Geelong) and board composition content is informed by Harwood Andrews Lawyers (Melbourne, Geelong).

Governance Evaluator data is securely and confidentially stored by Amazon, Sydney.  As per our Terms of Conditions, Governance Evaluator will ensure that any personal information comprised in any Data is treated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles prescribed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including ensuring that such personal information is kept safe and secure.

Our platform Our Company has significant partnerships for expert advice, content and sector relevant distribution.  Our goal is for eminent and contemporary content in the Governance Evaluator’s generic and sector specific questions, and governance and resource manuals through a continuous quality cycle for feedback with our valued partners and end users.