Socia (fsocius) - Latin ~ partner, companion, associate

As the world faces multiple resource constraints and complex, global challenges, learning how to build relationships, handle conflict, share control and deliver results together has never been more important.

For Boards… For Leaders… For Organisations…

What we do

Board effectiveness reviews

Insight and analysis of Board governance processes and behaviours using the UK corporate governance code as our touchstone of best practice. Founder member of the Board Effectiveness Guild – with over 15 years’ experience working with Boards across all sectors and often with unique ownership structures.

Collaborative leadership

Strategies for business collaboration

Strategic guidance and practical implementation advice and education to ensure that collaboration can be effective across networks of interconnected teams and organisations in times of change.

cross-organisation collaboration

Personal mentoring for leaders

Personal mentoring for individuals – to strengthen their leadership capabilities, improve their collaborative skills, step up to new Executive or NED roles and help them deliver in a complex and connected world.

Insight, research and news

We are constantly looking to develop new and innovative approaches to collaboration within and between organisations, to gather examples of successful (and less successful) collaboration and to share the latest thinking with our clients.

Client contracts & recent news


Socia has been awarded the contract to conduct a Board effectiveness review for Marie Curie. This charity was established as a memorial to the late Marie Curie and exists to serve all those with a terminal diagnosis, their families and carers. The large Trustee Board...


Alex Cameron from Socia recently co-authored an article for Governance magazine about the importance of building a high quality relationship between a Board Chair and CEO - and how this contributes to the overall effectiveness of a Board. You can read the whole...


Alex Cameron from Socia spoke about the impact of Board relationships at a recent webinar hosted by Governance Magazine and the Board Effectiveness Guild. You can watch a recording of the webinar at The Impact of Board Relationships ( and more details of...

collaborative leadership

Collaborative leadership
– building relationships, handling conflict, sharing control

We wrote our book – now in its second edition – to support leaders who need an accessible, informative and practical guide to effective leadership in today’s connected world. Part 1 introduces a collaborative leader’s toolkit. Part 2 considers collaborative leaders in action. Each chapter is underpinned by surveys of business leaders, and new research and relevant case studies.

Governance Magazine

Conversations around the Board table – a series of Socia articles for Governance magazine

We have been commissioned by Governance magazine to write a series of articles based on our regular Socia roundtable dinners – where we invite groups of Board members to contribute to wide ranging discussions on topics of mutual interest, under Chatham House rules. You can read copies of all these articles here.

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