Around the world, increasing numbers of boards benefit from Policy Governance®, or an equally effective and accountable system of governance, at a cost that demonstrates wise stewardship of resources.


  1. Owners, boards, and senior executives are aware of Policy Governance and the evidence for its effectiveness, and value the importance of model-consistent implementation. 
    1.1. They are able to assess whether any governance practice or advice is consistent with the Policy Governance system.
    1.2. They learn from, and dialogue about, other systems of, and approaches to, owner-accountable governance.
  2.  Owners, boards, and senior executives are equipped to effectively use the Policy Governance system and share their experience.
    2.1.    They have access to resources that support continuous improvement in practical applications of the system and the effective general functioning of governing boards.

Policy Governance® is an internationally registered service mark of John Carver. Registration is only to ensure accurate description of the model rather than for financial gain. The model is available free to all with no royalties or license fees for its use. The authoritative website for Policy Governance is