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17 July 2017

Local authority run-companies 'should avoid too many council board members'

Local authority-run companies should avoid having too many council members on executive boards to ensure commercial success, CIPFA’s annual conference was told. The advice on governance was issued today by Mike Britch, chief executive of Norse Group, a firm with a £300m turnover wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, at a workshop on councils and commercialism.

He told delegates the presence of too many members on executive boards could hamper the agility that a small and focused board needed to efficiently deliver services in a commercial environment.

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