I have, up until recently, been the only member of my team after the team leader left a few months ago. The new one has just started, so naturally, part of my role is to help him settle in. I'm still fairly new to the company and indeed to the workplace (recent graduate), and strongly feel that I need leadership while I'm finding my feet in the industry (however, since he's new, I'm obviously not expecting anything straight away). He has industry experience.
I want to welcome him to the company and point out the things that he can start changing, or processes that he can start implementing, but I don't want to be seen as telling him how to do his job. I'm also unsure of how to judge what he already knows, so that I don't come across as patronising (things that seem complex to me may be self-evident to him) or as missing things out.
How can I explain things to a new superior without seeming bossy or patronising?