By Johnson Manyakara PROGRESSIVE boards believe that board renewal is a strategic imperative. Without a Board Renewal Policy (BRP), however, it is difficult to see how a board can discharge this responsibility professionally and effectively. This article discusses the strategic purpose and make-up of a BRP, informed by best practice. A BRP serves to ensure that the board’s membership comprises directors with an appropriate mix and diversity of skills, professional experience, tenure and personal background that allow the directors collectively and individually, to: *Discharge their responsibilities and duties under the law effectively and efficiently; *Understand the business and the environment in which the entity operates so as to be able to agree with the EXCO Team the entity’s objectives, goals and…