Chairing Fundamentals

Join this interactive webinar focused on the fundamental role of the chair.

2 CPD points

Are you new to the chair role, or thinking about taking that next step? Join our experienced chair facilitator who will provide you with fundamental knowledge of the chair role. In this interactive one-hour webinar you’ll explore practical examples and come away ready to take on this important role in governance.

Course/workshop category: Focused webinar

Duration: One hour

Content covered

  • The role of the chair and how to be effective
  • Preparing for, and chairing board meetings
  • Board processes
  • Working with the board, the CEO and other stakeholders

Who should attend?

Directors who are new to the chair role or thinking about taking that next step, who would benefit from the guidance of an experienced chair. 

​Members: $200 incl GST
Non-members: $245 incl GST

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Chairing Fundamentals is facilitated by:

  • Jo Brosnahan QSO, CFInstD

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    Jo Brosnahan's career is focussed on leadership and governance and working with others to make a difference. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chair of Northpower Fibre (ultra-fast broadband), Deputy Chair of the Auckland Museum board and Principal of Leaders for the Future.   She is Chair of the Taitokerau Education Trust, supporting digital learning in low decile schools, a member of the Centre for Brain Research Advisory Board, and has other roles as an independent Chair. She was Founder and Chair of Leadership New Zealand for more than a decade (and is still an Advisory Trustee), was Chair of Landcare Research, a director of Housing NZ and has an extensive governance career.  She was previously CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council.  As a Harkness Fellow and Aspen Scholar, Jo spent a year researching leadership in the US.  She develops and facilitates leadership and governance programmes.  Jo is a passionate New Zealander who believes that governance is about leadership: and good leadership, grounded in humilty and challenged by diversity is the key to success.

  • Hamish Stevens MCom, MBA, CA, CMInstD

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    Hamish is an Auckland based independent director and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Chair of several companies including East Health Services Ltd, The Kennedy’s Ltd, and Dairy Technical Services Ltd and is Chair of the Waikato Regional Council Audit & Risk Committee. He is also a director of Restaurant Brands Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Smart Environmental Ltd, Pharmaco Ltd, and Counties Power Ltd.  Hamish has an M.Com and MBA from the University of Auckland, is a chartered Director and is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Hamish has recently completed a research project with the University of Auckland around factors that encourage and discourage the appointment of outside chairs and directors in private companies in New Zealand.

  • Margaret Devlin BA (Hons), Ch Enviro, FIWO, CFInstD

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    Margaret Is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD. She is chairman of Harrison Grierson, WEL Networks and Watercare Services. Margaret is also a director of Waikato Regional Airport Ltd, Titanium Park Ltd, City Care, Meteorological Services of New Zealand and IT Partners Group.  Margaret is the independent Chair of Waikato District Council audit committee, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and the University of Waikato’s Finance and Risk Committee.