Caroline Oliver, CEO
Caroline Oliver’s experience with the Policy Governance approach to purposeful, effective and ethical board leadership, and board leadership in general, spans over thirty years. Today she has an international consultancy with a client base in the UK, North America, and beyond.
Caroline’s extensive client list includes colleges, hospitals, membership associations, charities, professional regulatory health organizations and faith based organizations.
Her first book, of which she was general editor, was The Policy Governance Fieldbook: Practical Lessons, Tips, and Tools from the Experiences of Real-World Boards. It was published by Jossey Bass Publishers Inc. in 1999 and involved bringing together a team of consultants and practitioners to study the work of eleven not for profit organizations. Her second book, Corporate Boards That Create Value, was co-authored with the creator of Policy Governance, John Carver, and published in 2002 by Jossey Bass Publishers Inc. Her latest book, Getting Started with Policy Governance – Bringing Purpose, Integrity and Efficiency to Your Board, was published in 2009, also by Jossey Bass Publishers Inc. She is the current Managing Editor of the bi-monthly journal Board Leadership published by Wiley Periodicals Inc and author of numerous articles on governance topics.
Caroline is the current Chair of the UK Policy Governance Association, board member of the International Policy Governance Association, chief executive of Good to Govern and a member of The Xylem Group. She is also currently engaged in helping to write a new British Standard on governance due to be published by the British Standards Institute (BSI) in 2013.
IPGA’s CEO is ably assisted by AMR (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA), an association management company, providing professional support services. The following members of AMR’s team of experienced specialists serve as a valuable resource to IPGA:
Diane Dufek, Owner and Membership Specialist
Jim McClure, Conference Specialist
Jeanette McCoy, Accounting Specialist
IPGA’s website is maintained by Brian Booth.