2018 events 19 February – Welcome Cocktails evening 13 February – breakfast with panellists Joan Withers (lead), Geoff Ricketts CNZM, Justine Smyth and Ted van Arkel. 12 February – lunch with Wolfram Hedrich, ED of MMC’s Asia Pacific Risk Centre Read Wolfram Hedich's presentation and the GRR poll summary 9 February – breakfast with Mayor Phil Goff 2017 events December 11 December – evening with Professor Mervyn King of South Africa (joint event with Governance New Zealand) Presentation - How to be a good corporate citizen in the changed world of the 21st century. 5 December – lunch with Grant Spencer, RBNZ November 21 November - Welcome Cocktails 16 November – breakfast with Peter Beck, CEO and Founder of Rocket Lab. October 5 October - Breakfast with Colin MacDonald, CE, Dept Internal Affairs Breakfast with Colin MacDonald, CE, Dept Internal Affairs. Colin's slides together with his notes can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Should you have any queries, please email him at Colin.MacDonald@dia.govt.nz Colin MacDonald presentation September 20 September – Director Accelerator Lunch 19 September – FirstBreak evening panel and networking meeting 12 September – Lunch at Orakei Marae with John Tamihere and David Farrar 11 September – Breakfast with Adrian Littlewood, CEO, Auckland Airport August 29 August – Welcome cocktails and presentation of branch 2017 Emerging Director Award July 7 July – Breakfast with Lions Tour Manager John Spencer June 27 June – Breakfast with Ross Buckley To view Ross' presentation, click the link below: Future Trends and Impact on Business 23 June – Lunch with Prime Minister Rt Hon Bill English 21 June – Cyber Risk Panel 14 June – Welcome Cocktails and branch AGM 6 June – Next Generation Director Evening Workshop May 9 May – Director Accelerator Lunch April 19 April - Christopher Luxon breakfast 12 April - Marsh Risk Panel breakfast March 7 March – Breakfast with Graeme Wheeler, Governor, RBNZ. Related links for information on Mr Wheeler’s speech: International and domestic uncertainty February 2017 Monetary Policy Statement February 14 February – breakfast with Joan Withers and panellists Tony Carter, Dame Paula Rebstock KNZM and Michael Stiassny 2016 events November 24 November – Christmas breakfast with Sir Ralph Norris KNZM October 31 October - Welcome cocktails and presentation of Auckland Branch 2016 Emerging Director Award. 14 October – breakfast with Mark Ratcliffe, CEO of Chorus. Read Mark’s Workplace engagement notes here September 22 September – Director Accelerator Lunch at The Northern Club 20 September – breakfast and interactive Cyber Risk panel discussion 14 September – Breakfast with Rob Waddell – Lessons from high performance sport and how they can connect with other areas in life. 7 September – FirstBreak evening panel and networking meeting August 31 August – Lunch with Minister Hon Amy Adams – High-level overview of Cyber Risk Read summary of the Minister’s talk 29 August – Evening meeting with Lord Michael Hastings of the UK Read more about Lord Michael Hastings here 16 August - Evening panel: Driving diversity throughout your business, from the boardroom to the shop floor Read Liz Coutts' introduction Read the panel questions 9 August – Next Generation Director evening workshop July 5 July - Director Accelerator Lunch 4 July- Monitoring what matters in Health and Safety lunch June 22 June - Cocktails with Auckland Mayoral Candidates 16 June - Welcome Cocktails evening 9 June - Breakfast function with Barbara Chapman Read a summary of Barbara's talk 1 June - FirstBreak Evening Panel and Networking Meeting May 20 May - Breakfast function with Claudia Batten 17 May - Iwi Maori Governance Panel breakfast 10 May - Director Accelerator Lunch April 29 April - Breakfast function with Chris Liddell 19 April - Breakfast function with Andrew Little March Thursday 31 March – breakfast and IPO panel 21 March - Director Accelerator Lunch Tuesday 15 March - Breakfast with Graeme Wheeler Tuesday 8 March - FirstBreak evening panel and networking meeting Thursday 3 March - Lunch function with Todd McClay February Tuesday 16 February - Welcome new members event with 2015 Emerging Director Award winner presentation Thursday 11 February - Breakfast with Tony Carter 2015 events November 20 November 2015: Ngaire Best lunch function 19 November 2015: Brent Impey breakfast function 2 November 2015: Evening panel meeting - engaging with executive search October 30 October 2015: Fraser Whineray breakfast function 6 OCtober 2015: New member cocktail function August 12 August 2015: Mike C'Donnell breakfast function 5 August 2015: Mai Chen lunch function 4 August 2015: Director Accelerator Lunch June 24 June 2015: Una Jagose breakfast function 19 June 2015: Breakfast function with Ross Buckley May 8 May 2015: Breakfast function with Tony O'Brien April 15 April 2015: Breakfast With Shamubeel Eaqub March 25 March 2015: The Director Accelerator lunch held in Auckland. 24 March 2015: FirstBreak Panel and Networking Meeting 19 March 2015: The Prime Minister presented at this very well-attended breakfast in our Auckland branch February 18 February 2015: Graeme Wheeler breakfast function where Graeme presented on The New Zealand Economy 16 February 2015 :2014 Emerging Director Award presentation with Nicky Duggan and Dr Lisa Docherty 2014 events November 20 November - Distinguished Fellow Award Luncheon in honour of Denham Shale. 11 November - Next Generation Directors Evening workshop. 16 October - Breakfast function with a cyber risk panel and Distinguished Fellow Award to Brian Corban. October 13 October - New and aspiring director lunch. September 29 September - Welcome cocktail evening. 26 September - Breakfast function with guest speaker Stephen Town. Ausgust 25 August - Breakfast function with guest speaker Colin James. 14 Aug - Breakfast function with Rob Everett speaking on the topic of 'Directors - a call to arms'. July 29 July - Connecting Next Generation Directors evening panel and networking event. Panel discussion led by Sirs John Wells, Selwyn Cushing, and Ron Carter on Getting your first break. 25 July - Rod Drury - Designing a future for New Zealand. Links of interest NZ Herald article 9 July - David Hisco. June 18 June - New and aspiring director lunch. May 8 May - Chris Moller. March 20 March - New and aspiring director lunch. Emerging Director Award Nikky Duggan speaking at the Auckland Branch event to welcome new members and the presentation of the 2014 Emerging Director Award Nicky Duggan, 2013 winner of the IoD Auckland Emerging Director Award, talks about her experience of the award. Interview with Simone Iles.