Reporting to the Board

This course explores how the quality of reporting can influence the success of your organisation and how to create effective board reports.

New 4 CPD points

Does preparing for board meetings and doing monthly reports chew up more time than it should? Do you know what to report and when?

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: Workshop, 8.30am - 1.00pm

Content covered

At this workshop you will:

  • explore how the quality of your reporting can influence the success of your organisation
  • come away with 10 top tips on creating effective board reports
  • gain a greater understanding on how to exceed your boards' expectations

Who should attend?

Senior executives who want to interact with their board more effectively and in-turn improve their career prospects.

​Members: $510 incl GST
Non-members: $585 incl GST

Not a member? Join online now to receive the member rate.

“The way to build trust between board and management is for CEO’s to be honest and upfront instead of making things seem rosy.”
Mark HamiltonMark Hamilton, former CEO, Brew Group



Reporting to the Board is facilitated by:

  • George Adams, FCA, MInstD

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    George is an Independent Company Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. George sits on the board of both public and private companies. He is a former CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand, Finance Director of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Finance Director of Molino Beverages Group. He is also chair of both the Occupational Health Advisory Group, an expert panel that advises WorkSafe on Occupational Health strategy and the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum.

    Being a director and chairman on multiple boards has given George an excellent insight into what a good board paper should look like and how excellence in report writing and delivery is not only helpful for effective board business, it is essential to career progression.   

  • Jo Cribb

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    Jo has had a long career working on some of the toughest issues facing New Zealand – child poverty, violence against women and entrenched unemployment. She was a senior public servant, leading the Office of the Children’s Commission and most recently as chief executive of the Ministry for Women. She is an experienced NGO governor with roles including IHC, VSA, Literacy Aotearoa and was chair of Scots College. Jo recently published research into the governance capability of social sector NGOs.  Her current portfolio includes leading an NGO focused on improving literacy rates and running her consulting business where she works with leaders to achieve their diversity goals and coaching women leaders.

  • 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.