2017 First Steps in Governance winner announced
A Christchurch woman whose futuristic mind-set has helped her empower future female leaders has been rewarded herself, as the newest member on Ronald McDonald House South Island’s board table.
Maddy Surie has been awarded the Institute of Directors Canterbury Branch’s First Steps in Governance Award, giving her an internship position on the charity’s board for two years.
Institute of Directors’ Canterbury Branch Chairman Vincent Pooch said the judges were impressed by Ms Surie’s enthusiasm to support others and desire to professionally develop as a director.
“Maddy is an inspirational young woman who has a strong professional and personal desire to make a real difference in governance. Her experience combined with her long term career goal to ensure other females have opportunities, makes her a real asset to the Ronald McDonald House South Island board.”
The First Steps in Governance Award was established in 2013 to develop future leaders through formal governance training, mentoring, and practical experience.
Ronald McDonald House South Island is an independent registered charitable trust established to help and support the families of children who are receiving medical care. It is managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, a small staff and many volunteers.
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