Articles by Malcolm Garrow
Malcolm is an Executive Director in the Consulting team, providing critical expertise in the areas of strategy, collaboration and partnership, as well as stewarding people development within the team. He has worked on a number of high profile projects since joining SVA, including the merger between House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation to create the largest disabilities service provider in Australia. Prior to joining SVA, Malcolm was a partner at Strategy& (formerly known as Booz & Company and now part of PwC) where he worked across a range of industries including energy, utilities and banking on business strategy, organisational transformation and performance improvement projects. He also spent 20 years working in strategy, operational and procurement roles for multinational energy and resources companies, including 10 years overseas.
Get Real: What Are The Questions Boards Need to be Asking During Mergers and Acquisitions?
So you’re on a not-for-profit board and the question of a merger or acquisition comes up. What’s your primary objective as a board member as you navigate these often complex discussions? Is it: To safeguard the organisation’s legacy? To rigorously examine the potential business case and its financial viability? To thoroughly explore the risks and push for detailed due diligence on the potential partner? To dust off your AICD training (or get legal advice) on your fiduciary duties as a Director during a transaction?