About Us

We have created the first online governance review service for charities and not-for-profits, collapsing the time and cost of this essential 'to do'


CEO and Co-Founder

Helen has over 25 year’s experience as a board level adviser and coach. She has worked across sectors in the UK and internationally with charities, SME’s and FTSE 100 companies. She specialises in transformational and cultural change..

Helen has extensive senior management experience in Customer Experience, Marketing, HR & Finance (British Airways, Monarch Airlines, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Baker Tilly) ..

She holds a Warwick University degree in Accounting & Financial Analysis and has completed executive programmes at INSEAD and the Institute for Applied Behavioural Science (USA).

Helen recently completed the Trustee Leadership Programme and is a FT non-executive director diploma graduate. In 2016 along with fellow FT graduate Frank Bennett, she founded Digi-Board to support charities to achieve good governance as a route to improving board effectiveness.

Helen supports Action Aid and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Fellow of The RSA: Financial Times NED Alumni (invitation only) : Psychometric Testing Accredited: OPP- MBTI, FIRO-B, Strengthscope© and Saville Assessment

LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-michaels-9b863a4

Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Helen09M



I have experience of serving on charity and not-for profit boards and one thing that always bugged me was the challenge of engaging my fellow board members in a discussion about governance. It bugged me enough that I wanted to fix that.

As the co-founder of Digi-Board, my work is about how to make it easy for those responsible for governance to be actively involved, whether experienced or novice. It is a collective responsibility and there is no ducking it, as pointed out by the Charity Commission in 'The Essential Trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do. (CC3)'.

Governance is not glamorous and you won't get applauded as you would for a magnificent fundraising success.

However, love it or loathe it, attention to governance will keep an organisation focussed on its aims and purposes.

No more excuses - Digi-Board has made governance easy!

A keen cyclist, Frank is a supporter of Cycling UK a registered charity.

Fellow of The RSA, Financial Times NED Alumni (invitation only), Member of EY Independent Director Programme, Deputy Chair Cloud Industry Forum

LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankbennett

Personal Twitter at https://twitter.com/fboncloud