Good governance for a strong New Zealand

Welcome to the Institute of Directors, the professional body for directors in New Zealand

  • Top 5 issues for directors in 2023

    The list aims to provide directors and their boards a sense of where potential opportunities and future strategic challenges may arise in 2023.
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  • Chapter Zero NZ breakfast with Christopher Luxon

    Hear the National Party’s plans to address the climate challenge, followed by a panel discussion with leading directors on effective board structure & composition. 31 March, Auckland.
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  • Across the Board podcast

    7-part podcast series investigates why good governance is essential in our everyday lives.
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The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice

The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice

Determining purpose

The board adds value by leading the entity's purpose, goals and strategy. It must take ownership of the entity's strategic direction. Long-term business sustainability is a critical focus of the board.

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