In response to major national reforms in the sector, the CEO of a large state government department required a fundamental change to the focus of a key advisory board, which would comprise 7 – all new – members. Action Governing legislation, existing Advisory Board material and information on the future requirements was gathered and analysed, and staff were given guidance on developing content for the operating context. Meeting processes were developed to assist the CEO in leading board members constructively through a strategic agenda and ensure members’ skills and experience could be effectively utilised and add value to the organisation. General administrative matters in relation to government board membership were identified and specified for the Board. End result A comprehensive program for on-boarding was developed and delivered, comprising a draft charter for the new Board to debate and endorse, a comprehensive Handbook for induction and on-going reference of members, and design/delivery of a half-day induction workshop.