State Sector Governance

Gain insight into the role, responsibilities and challenges of directing on a state sector board.

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There are significant differences between the governance role in a private company and a state sector organisation. This can be challenging and requires a good understanding of the processes and drivers inside government.

This interactive course will provide directors with a better understanding of these differences, why they exist, and practical guidance as to how to navigate through them.

Course/workshop category: Focused

Duration: One day, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Content covered

  • What is the state sector?
  • How does the state sector work?
  • Similarities and differences between private and state sector governance
  • How to operate effectively as a state sector board

Who should attend?
Directors with private sector governance experience who are currently in, or are considering accepting, a governance role in the state sector.

Pre-requisite requirements
Participants must complete the Governance Essentials course, or have the equivalent in experience.


​Members: $850 incl GST
Non-members: $1,080 incl GST

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Our facilitators

State Sector Governance is facilitated by:

  • Paul Connell CFInstD

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    Paul is an independent director with over 36 years’ experience as a consultant, executive and investor in a variety of industries, including over 14 years as a director of public companies and a number of private companies. He is presently chair of  the Accreditation Council, director of Unison Networks Ltd, Unison Fibre Ltd, ETEL Ltd, Hall’s Refrigerated Transport Ltd and Telarc SAI Ltd. He is founding independent chairman of the Hamilton City Council audit and risk committee and Chair of Bobux International Limited.