The question of pay? Trustees must begin with robust CEO performance management

The relationship between governance and the executive.

“One of the biggest and most publicly documented challenges the sector has faced so far is getting the approach to executive pay in trusts right.” NGA Report, June 2019

The relationship between executive leaders and governors – be that that trust board or local governing bodies – is central to the effective running of a multi-academy trust. In my book, Being The CEO, I explore at length what a successful relationship between CEOs and their boards looks like. Indeed, the relationship with the governing board is one of the six key dimensions of our framework for the CEO role, whilst alignment between the CEO and board on values, purpose and ethics, has a bearing on each of the four foundations of the role.


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