Beyond Housing

Using smart governance tools to improve and measure board effectiveness

To support housing providers respond to upcoming challenges, Altair reviews Board effectiveness with the use smart of Governance solutions and online Digi-tools.

About the project

Within the new NHF Code of Governance and the Social Housing White Paper there is an opportunity for organisations and their boards to continue to build resilience and support their organisations to thrive.

As part of our external governance review in 2021 and to support Beyond Housing to respond to these challenges, we utilised our smart governance solutions, Digi-ScoreBoard and Altair Aptitude. The outputs have since allowed Beyond’s Board and Governance Team to continually manage the complexities they face within the governance environment.

Altair Aptitude: an easy to use Excel-based tool that quantifies governance processes and helps identify current and future skills gaps. Find out more here.

Digi-ScoreBoard: Altair have collaborated with Digi-Board Ltd to combine advanced technology with expert knowledge of the NHF Code of Governance. Find out more here.


Our online smart tool, Digi-ScoreBoard, provided a clear review of board effectiveness and compliance with the NHF Code of Governance and highlighted areas of strength and further development. By combining a robust digital platform with Altair’s in-depth knowledge of governance in housing, Beyond Housing will have an effective and efficient method to review, improve and measure governance effectiveness.

Altair understands the ongoing uncertainty that boards and executive teams face when responding to the strategic implications of the political, social, regulatory and economic landscape. In addition, the utilisation of Altair Aptitude has enabled us to intelligently plan and identify future skill, competency and diversity gaps, all key elements when considering future succession planning. Overall, as a Governance Team we now have the right tools in place to continually plan and apply best practice.
Lyn Peacock, Director of Governance & Business Assurance

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