I think we can all agree that the very static form of a board is not a particularly agile model. Sure it provides stability. Sure it provides insight. But can it actually deliver value in such a period of change and such a period of complexity? Consequently, and even before this period of time dawned upon us, boards are no longer competitive – that is, they are not delivering competitive advantage. If you ask most managers what they think of boards, they see them as a cost centre.