University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Better Corporate Governance - Professional Development for Aspiring Board Directors


"Corporate governance is a set of policies, processes and structures used by the organisation to direct and control its activities, achieve its objectives, and protect the interests of its diverse stakeholder groups.” IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors).

In this two day programme we use theatre re-enactment to help aspiring Board Directors, Board Executives and Non-Executive Directors develop their understanding of the procedures and the tacit knowledge and capabilities critical to successful board level engagement. Through an authentic simulation that brings to life real boardroom issues the programme gives participants the opportunity to develop their expertise in real time within a risk free environment.

Who is the course for?

Aspiring Board members, Non-Executive Directors or senior executives who view Board level position as their next step. The programme is equally applicable to existing Board members who wish to improve their corporate governance skills.



Day 1: 

  • The context of corporate governance
  • Experience sharing
  • Playing a hostile takeover
  • Strategy making process

Day 2:

  • Problem resolution process
  • Playing and improving the problem resolution I
  • Playing and improving the problem resolution II

Conclusion and further directions.


How will I benefit?

  • Gain essential set of tools needed for successful board level discussions.
  • Experience tackling real life issues in authentic simulation, practising the skills acquired in a risk free environment.
  • Understand the importance of relationships and behaviours at board level
  • Improved corporate governance skills, with a focus on board meeting simulation.

How will my organisation benefit?

  • Increased understanding of corporate governance and polices.
  • More efficient and productive board meetings, with board members equipped to make meaningful contributions.

The programme is led by

Emmanuel Fragnière

Emmanuel Fragniere

Emmanuel Fragnière, is Lecturer in Enterprise Risk Management at the School of Management and Professor of Service Science at the Haute École de Gestion de Genève, Switzerland.

Emmanuel was a Commodity Risk Analyst at Cargill and a Senior Internal Auditor at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, the fourth-largest bank in Switzerland. His research is focused on the development of risk management models for decision makers in the service sector.

Pierre Fischer

Pierre Fischer

Pierre Fischer is a senior banker with broad management experience. He has held several senior roles including CEO of BCV, Switzerland’s 4th largest bank, and CEO of Banque Safdié.  He has extensive board experience and has founded two successful companies.


Yves Pinguely

Yves Pinguely

Yves Pinguely is a professional actor and stage director with 20 years’ experience of staging plays and performing in Switzerland and in France. In 2008, Yves and Emmanuel Fragniere developed a service design approach based on theatre re-enactment. They have worked as a team extensively for a number of years.

2-day programme

To gain the most benefit it is recommended that participants from the same organisation attend this programme. Programme fees will depend on the number of participants and dates will be confirmed to suit your requirements.


School of Management
University of Bath
Claverton Down

In Bath our purpose built Management Suite is located within The Edge at the heart of the University campus.