The focus for any chairman in 2022 is on ensuring the board remains an effective decision-making asset that adds value in the way it enables oversight, accountability, strategy and policy. The start of a new year is a timely opportunity for chairmen to contemplate how they and their board can continue to deliver value and be successful over twelve months of continuing uncertainty and unpredictably. They must be optimistic, but also pragmatic due to the continuing fallout from the COVID crisis.