Directors Forum

A joint initiative by MIoD and PwC

Launch of Directors Forum Position Paper 4: Board Evaluation

November 2019

The main objective of this paper is to introduce the principles of Board Evaluation, highlight the aim of such evaluation, as well as the advantages, and analyse the elements to be evaluated.

The paper also provides a variety of approaches to the various methods of evaluation to assist local companies that are willing to carry out such an evaluation. For companies who question the objectivity of such an exercise being done internally versus externally, the advantages and disadvantages are listed in this guide.

The paper acts as a guide for companies falling under the scope of the National Code of Corporate Governance for Mauritius (2016) and companies that aspire to enhance their Board effectiveness.

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About the Directors Forum

To support the MIoD in buiding more effective Boards and to promote good corporate governance, the Directors Forum (the Forum) was set up in 2012, in collaboration with PwC Mauritius. The Forum acts as an Advisory Council and Technical Committee to the MIoD.

Its objectives are to:

  • Identify issues which are of most concern to directors,
  • Produce position documents and, through consultation with Government and regulators, contribute to policy development,
  • Be the voice for governance and directors’ issues in Mauritius,
  • Develop guidance on governance issues in Mauritius.

Previous release

Publication No.3 - September 2014

Engaging with Stakeholders - A Guide for Boards

This Guide represents best practice on a world wide scale and while certain practices will seem very advanced for Mauritius, the overall purpose of this Guide is to encourage Boards to review their approach to shareholder engagement and adopt proactive and effective strategies to enhance their relationship with their shareholders. 

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Publication No.2 - December 2013

An Ethics Guide for Boards

This Guide has largely been inspired by the work of the Ethics Institute of South Africa, with which the MIoD has an MOU, and by the work of its CEO, Prof Deon Rossouw, and his collaborator Leon van Vuuren, in their book “Business Ethics” (Oxford University Press). We thank Prof Rossouw for his precious collaboration. In this Guide we refer to Codes of Ethics, which govern decision-making, and Codes of Conduct, which govern actions.

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Publication No.1 - September 2012

Best Practice Guidelines for the appointment of Directors

The purpose of this paper is to promote best practice through practical guidelines for the selection and nomination of directors in order to ensure that the Board consists of members with diverse skills and competencies, whilst ensuring a formal and transparent process for shareholders to recommend potential candidates.

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Contact us

Anthony Leung Shing

Country Senior Partner, Tax Leader, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5071

Michael Ho Wan Kau

Partner, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5000

Ariane Serret

Senior Manager, Clients and Markets Development, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 4045029

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