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 water

“In the past we have done governance evaluation processes and they have just been a tick the box exercise. We have used the Governance Evaluator platform with an accredited external facilitator for 2016 and 2017. We found this process very engaging. It gave us, as directors, the ability to analyse ourselves as well as others, without being confrontational.

 Along with governance evaluation, the process provides excellent board and director development outcomes. There are also many support resources on the platform to assist with building board and director capabilities.

 As we have undertaken the process for 2016 and 2017, we are now able to trend our results.  Seeing the changes in our capabilities has been brilliant. We found the process was excellent for director induction and we really benefited from the areas focused on key stakeholder engagement and the water sector specific questions.

 We also found Ivana Gillard to be an excellent convener, with a great leadership facilitation and people skills for working through our issues and resulting action plans for capability building. She also has a deep understanding of the sector and is a brilliant facilitator of strategic direction as well.

 We will definitely be doing the water sector governance evaluator again next year. The platform is designed to be either led by the chair or an accredited external convener. Next year I, as the chair, will be leading the board through it as the platform provides the perfect templates and support for how to do this.”

Peter Vogel, Chair, Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water

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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.
  • Sector specific content including questions about asset planning, asset performance, procurement and short and long term water security
  • 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 >):
Fi Mercer

Fi Mercer

Expert independent convener

MBA (Governance & Ethics), GAICD, Grad Dip Impact Leadership, Grad Dip Community Health

Ivana GIllard

Ivana GIllard

Expert independent convener

MBA (Strategy & Organisational Development), MAICD, MICA

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 ASIC, Corporations Act (2001), and the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DWELP). 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 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.