• Lorraine Whitten

    Step up | Join up

    Step up to best practice governance and be part of the network of directors committed to excellence in governance.

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    Lorraine Witten, Chartered Fellow

  • Director Development

    Develop your director skills

    No matter what career stage, astute directors take every opportunity to enhance their skills and board competencies.

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  •  Melissa Clark-Reynolds

    Governance and your business 

    Learn how a board or advisory board might help you grow your business.


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    Melissa Clark-Reynolds


  • How can you improve your board?

    Our range of services are aimed at ensuring your board is the best it can be.

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  • Step up | Join up

    Step up to best practice governance

  • Director Development

    Develop your director skills

  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds

    Governance and your business

  • How to make your board better

    Services to support your board

On the radar

  • CDC

    Develop your director skills

    Explore director roles and responsibilities, participate in an in-depth board simulation, and immediately improve your decision-making in the boardroom.

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  • IoD Leadership conference

    IoD 2020 Leadership Conference

    19-20 May 2020 Cordis Hotel, Auckland.

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  • Director Sentiment Survey

    Director Sentiment Survey 2019

    The IoD and ASB are pleased to release the 2019 Director Sentiment Survey report. The report provides a good snapshot of issues, challenges and insights from the director community on broad range of matters.

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Board Services

  • Board Evaluations

    Best practice boards commit to evaluation for continuous improvement.

    Discover how your board performs in key areas of culture and capability, conformance, stakeholder engagement, meetings, role and strategy.

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  • DirectorVacancies

    Finding directors to suit all sizes of organisation.

    Advertise your governance role to IoD members on the Director Vacancy Noticeboard. It's a cost effective way to reach New Zealand’s largest pool of director talent.

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  • DirectorSearch

    Searching for a new director for your board?

    When looking for a new director, you should cast the net wide enough to ensure you find the best person for the job while achieving the optimal skills balance for the board as a whole.

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  • DirectorRem

    Are you paying enough to attract and retain your board members?

    Increasing demands are being placed on directors to perform. Remuneration needs to be set at the right level to attract, motivate and retain the best people who can drive growth and performance for your organisation.

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  • GovernanceAdvice

    Tailored advice based on best practice

    Recognising that every board is different and face a range of issues unique to their operating environment, the IoD provides tailored advice on all aspects of governance.

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Director Development

  • Company Directors'

    A fundamental week long course for directors and senior executives working with boards.

    If you’re serious about developing your director skills, seeing a step change in your performance at the board table or becoming a Chartered Member, the week long Company Directors’ Course is essential.

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  • Essentials of

    For aspiring and new directors, and senior executives who interact with a board.

    This comprehensive series of one day courses delivers a rewarding introduction and insight into the roles and responsibilities of the board and individual directors.

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  • Integrated Thinking and Reporting

    Discover how to dramatically improve strategic planning, minimise risk and evaluate your organisations performance more effectively.​

    At this one-day course you will explore how to incorporate integrated thinking and reporting into your strategic planning.

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  • Ethical Dilemmas in the Boardroom

    Build your confidence in dealing with ethical dilemmas in the boardroom.​

    Practice and role play scenarios, within a safe environment, to build your confidence, aptitude and skills in making decisions within different contexts.

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  • Board Dynamics

    Learn how to improve your effectiveness on the board and discover how to influence the group dynamic.​

     This course will challenge unconscious behavior and explore assumptions within a high performance working group.

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  • Working with the Board

    Explore how to harness the power of a fully engaged board.​

    Explore the role management plays in supporting effective governance.

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  • Audit and Risk Committees

    Gain the tools to succeed in working with audit and/or risk committees, focusing on the board’s objectives and the optimisation of committee performance.​

    We’ll introduce committee requirements and formalities, while offering the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions with current audit and risk committee chairs.

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