Governance is the collection of

processes & structures

organizations use to make decisions.


At MRI, our team works with organizations to assess the current state of their governance, make short-term adjustments and implement long-term strategies to provide the strength and agility required to meet the demands placed on them now and in the future.


We empower boards and leadership teams to:

  • Enhance their understanding of their purpose, responsibilities, and duties.
  • Govern effectively to improve overall organizational performance.
  • Work productively with the C-Suite, full-time staff, and each other.
  • Understand, oversee, and influence the culture of their organization.
  • Evaluate, manage, and moderate risk.
  • Develop, articulate, and execute strong policies, strategies, and plans.


We support clients from various industries across North America and Europe. We have diverse

governance backgrounds and strong reference clients in:

  • Start-ups
  • Privately Held Corporations
  • Crown / State / QUANGO Organizations
  • Provincial and National Regulatory Bodies
  • Professional Associations
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Academic Governing Bodies
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Public Interest Organizations






Fair, Predictable agreements

Our commitment is to be there with you, no matter what happens, over the course of our contract.   We do not “nickel and dime” our clients or pepper you with change orders.

Flexible services

We recognize that it is nearly impossible to predict what you may need in six months from now. Our commitment is to be there with you, no matter what happens, as long as you’re our client.

Foreseeable costs

We know the board leads by example. We understand the importance of budgeting and predicting costs,  We offer fixed, deliverable-based pricing to allow you to better predict costs  and to empower your organization to take advantage of our expertise and services when needed rather than waiting for a crisis or when you feel you can afford them.

Unrestricted time

In order to keep costs foreseeable, we also don’t link cost to time. This means we do not track and bill hours. We know that the services we offer are dynamic and will look a bit different for everyone, and we focus on ensuring your have the solutions you need.

Simply put, we are here when you need us.

Available when it matters most

We understand that board work often falls outside of traditional business hours and that calls and meetings on evenings and weekend can be expected.

Corporate Social Responsibility

MRI takes on three or four Corporate Social Responsibility Clients per year.  We are often dismayed when we see what NFPs are paying for help from people who have no business offering it for free, let alone charging for it.  

We offer an extremely reasonably priced annual “membership” (flat fee) for such organizations that includes annual training, governance coaching and assistance as well as access to a drive filled with anonymized versions of the work we have done for other NFP clients.

For NFPs just getting started and needing draft policies, charters, agenda planning tools, succession planning tools and the like, this is a good way to go.  We’re here when you aren’t sure or to mediate when things heat up.  Again, we only have room for three, maximum four of these per year… but ask away!

In the meantime, we’ve got a ton of info here on the site to get you started: