Governance forum: Ashley Harshak profile

Designed for the secretaries and corporate administrators of co-operatives, the Governance Forum is a unique opportunity to network, learn and engage with peers in co-operatives large and small.

Back by popular demand following a successful bow at the 2015 Practitioners Forum, Harshak from TELOS delivered a participatory session seeking to explore practitioners experiences and views on the role of group dynamics and behaviours in making co-operative boards more effective. Participants had the opportunity to explore different aspects of boards and their dynamics, as well as learn from each other. The discussions were used as important source input into Ashley’s doctoral research into behaviours in the boardroom.

Ashley is an Economist who has been a Management Consultant for nearly 20 years. He is a partner in Telos Partners, which works with clients to achieve long-term sustainable success through aligning stakeholder interests. He was previously a partner in a global consultancy, Booz & Company, where he led their European organisational change practice. Ashley works with boards and executives to build the dynamics and behaviours which support their organisational purpose.

His previous clients include: Central England Coop; the Department for Work & Pensions; English Heritage; HSBC, Nokia; and npower.