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Governance

In a landscape where challenges persist within the housing sector, Altair's Governance services stand as a valuable resource, offering clients a variety of independent advisory and support solutions.

Governance

At Altair, we recognise that the ever-evolving housing environment demands expertise and a proactive approach to governance.

Our Governance services go beyond mitigating challenges. They are designed to support effective strategic decision-making and optimise the delivery of your strategic goals, all supported by in-depth sector knowledge and technical expertise.

We can collaborate closely with our clients with our insights and comprehensive understanding of the sector.

Our goal is to empower them with the tools necessary to navigate complexity, effectively manage risks, maintain precise control over their business operations, and successfully realise their strategic objectives.

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Our services include:

Full governance reviews

Our expert and insightful reviews are a collaborative learning process which results in governance and board effectiveness improvements.

Activities include:

  • Document reviews
  • Skills assessment
  • Board and executive dynamics
  • Digital governance tools specifically designed for the housing sector (Digi-Scoreboard governance survey and Altair Aptitude)
  • Code of governance adoption and compliance reviews

Board effectiveness

An assessment of the board’s performance, including individual director contributions and collective effectiveness. Board appraisals help identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement, encouraging better governance practices.

Altair will evaluate the skills and competencies of board members to ensure they align with your organisation’s strategic objectives. This service aids in identifying gaps and recommending strategies for board development and skill enhancement.

We examine the relationships, communication, and collaboration between the board and executive leadership. This service aims to enhance synergy, teamwork, and overall effectiveness in achieving organisational goals.

Partnerships and mergers

Whether you are considering your future options, in early talks, or looking to enter a partnership, our experienced team can provide support.

Our expertise includes:

  • Initial options appraisal, including financial planning, stress testing, and lender exposures
  • Lead advisor/project management
  • Governance advisor
  • Recruitment advisor
  • Supporting the development of the outline and final business case
  • Due diligence overview and assurance
  • Treasury and growth strategy
  • Credit review rating

Regulatory support

Our team have a breadth of skills, knowledge and experience that map across the regulatory standards. Our approach to regulatory support is to help organisations meet the Regulator’s requirements by providing independent challenge and insight.

Our services include:

  • Specialist reviews and investigations
  • Support with regulatory engagement
  • IDA preparation and post IDA support
  • Risk management – review and support
  • Compliance reviews

Board and committee development

Our activities include:

  • Board appraisal processes – design and support with delivery
  • Skills matrix design and assessment
  • Board remuneration reviews and benchmarking
  • Design and facilitation of away days and workshops (board, executive and senior teams)
  • Personality profiling (Lumina SparkTM) and workshops to explore the impact on effective board behaviours
  • Technical training delivery (webinar and in person) on a range of topics including risk management, health and safety and regulation
  • Skills training delivery – including effective support and challenge, inclusive behaviours and handling difficult situations

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Altair takes pride in advancing the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within our governance services. Our EDI services are underpinned by a commitment to helping clients create an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity, promotes equitable practices, and encourages collaborative environments.

Altair is pleased to have worked alongside Green Park and the National Housing Federation in the creation of the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit. A guide for board members, governance and HR teams, the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit has been designed to help the housing sector deliver diverse, equitable and inclusive recruitment campaigns.

With Altair’s EDI services and the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit, we aim to assist the housing sector in creating a workplace that goes beyond tolerance to actively celebrate and leverage the unique strengths that a diverse team brings to the table. Together, let’s build governance environments that champion inclusivity at every stage of the recruitment journey.

Full governance reviews

Board effectiveness

Partnerships and mergers

Regulatory support

Board and committee development

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our services include:
Full governance reviews

Our expert and insightful reviews are a collaborative learning process which results in governance and board effectiveness improvements.

Activities include:

  • Document reviews
  • Skills assessment
  • Board and executive dynamics
  • Digital governance tools specifically designed for the housing sector (Digi-Scoreboard governance survey and Altair Aptitude)
  • Code of governance adoption and compliance reviews
Board effectiveness

An assessment of the board’s performance, including individual director contributions and collective effectiveness. Board appraisals help identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement, encouraging better governance practices.

Altair will evaluate the skills and competencies of board members to ensure they align with your organisation’s strategic objectives. This service aids in identifying gaps and recommending strategies for board development and skill enhancement.

We examine the relationships, communication, and collaboration between the board and executive leadership. This service aims to enhance synergy, teamwork, and overall effectiveness in achieving organisational goals.

Partnerships and mergers

Whether you are considering your future options, in early talks, or looking to enter a partnership, our experienced team can provide support.

Our expertise includes:

  • Initial options appraisal, including financial planning, stress testing, and lender exposures
  • Lead advisor/project management
  • Governance advisor
  • Recruitment advisor
  • Supporting the development of the outline and final business case
  • Due diligence overview and assurance
  • Treasury and growth strategy
  • Credit review rating
Regulatory support

Our team have a breadth of skills, knowledge and experience that map across the regulatory standards. Our approach to regulatory support is to help organisations meet the Regulator’s requirements by providing independent challenge and insight.

Our services include:

  • Specialist reviews and investigations
  • Support with regulatory engagement
  • IDA preparation and post IDA support
  • Risk management – review and support
  • Compliance reviews
Board and committee development

Our activities include:

  • Board appraisal processes – design and support with delivery
  • Skills matrix design and assessment
  • Board remuneration reviews and benchmarking
  • Design and facilitation of away days and workshops (board, executive and senior teams)
  • Personality profiling (Lumina SparkTM) and workshops to explore the impact on effective board behaviours
  • Technical training delivery (webinar and in person) on a range of topics including risk management, health and safety and regulation
  • Skills training delivery – including effective support and challenge, inclusive behaviours and handling difficult situations
Equality, diversity and inclusion

Altair takes pride in advancing the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within our governance services. Our EDI services are underpinned by a commitment to helping clients create an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity, promotes equitable practices, and encourages collaborative environments.

Altair is pleased to have worked alongside Green Park and the National Housing Federation in the creation of the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit. A guide for board members, governance and HR teams, the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit has been designed to help the housing sector deliver diverse, equitable and inclusive recruitment campaigns.

With Altair’s EDI services and the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit, we aim to assist the housing sector in creating a workplace that goes beyond tolerance to actively celebrate and leverage the unique strengths that a diverse team brings to the table. Together, let’s build governance environments that champion inclusivity at every stage of the recruitment journey.

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